Maty Siman

Company : Checkmarx

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CTO and Founder

Warning Ahead: Security Storms are Brewing in Your JavaScript

JavaScript controls our lives – we use it to zoom in and out of a map, to automatically schedule doctor appointments and to play online games. But have we ever properly considered the security state of this scripting language? 
Before dismissing the (in)security posture of JavaScript on the grounds of a client-side problem, consider the impact of JavaScript vulnerability exploitation to the enterprise: from stealing server-side data to infecting users with malware. Hackers are beginning to recognize this new playground and are quickly adding JavaScript exploitation tools to their Web attack arsenal. 
In this talk we explore the vulnerabilities behind Javascript, including: 
- A new class of vulnerabilities unique only to JavaScript
- Vulnerabilities in 3rd-party platforms which are exploited through JavaScript code
- HTML5 is considered the NG-Javascript. In turn, HTML5 introduces a new set of vulnerabilities


Maty is the CTO and founder of Checkmarx. Maty has more than a decade of experience in software development, IT security and source-code analysis. An authoritative figure in application security, Maty is regularly interviewed by the media on security-breaking news and frequently speaks at various IT security conferences.  Prior to founding Checkmarx, Maty worked for two years at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office as a senior IT security expert and project manager. Prior to that, he spent six years with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), where he established and led a development team in the IDF’s Information Security Center.