Call for Presentations and Training


Considering the ongoing international emergency regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we are aware that an in-person conference may not be feasible. While we are moving forward with the planning of an in-person conference, there is a possibility we may need to make the conference virtual. We ask that you design content that could be effectively presented in either format. We will provide technical guidelines and assistance to speakers who may not be familiar with delivering virtual content should the decision be made to hold the conference virtually.

Overview

Application Security leaders, software engineers, and researchers from all over the world gather at Global AppSec conferences to drive visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software, as well as to network, collaborate, and share the newest innovations in the field.

The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California. It will begin with training sessions from October 19 - 21, 2020 and the main conference on October 22 - 23.


Call for Presentations (CfP) is open

Application Security Leaders, Software Engineers, and Researchers from all over the world gather at Global AppSec Conferences to drive visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software - as well as to network, collaborate, and share the newest innovations in the field.

The Global AppSec Program Team is formally issuing a call for presentations, opening March 23, 2020.

This year’s tracks follow the traditional OWASP Builder, Breaker, & Defender principles - with an additional categories in Security Governance and Security Essentials.

Speakers should focus on the following guidance for each of the tracks:

  • BUILDER - show us how to build more secured apps
  • BREAKER - show us how not to build more secured apps
  • DEFENDER - show us world-class application defense, including the tools and techniques enabling detection and response to attacks
  • SECURITY GOVERNANCE - show us how to manage a security program, including policies, procedures and their implementation to build more secure apps, metrics to measure success, and communication to demonstrate value of the program
  • SECURITY ESSENTIALS - show us the fundamentals, the basic building blocks, the common core needed for any application security program

CfP Important Dates:

  • CfP Opens March 23, 2020
  • CfP Closes April 19, 2020
  • Notification to submitters May 22, 2020
  • Program announced June 2020

A rolling review will be conducted on submissions. Submissions submitted earlier are more likely to be accepted, and sooner.


Call for Trainers (CfT) is open

The Program Team is formally issuing a call for Trainers, opening March 23, 2020.

As with previous Global AppSec events, we would like to run a number of different training courses of varying lengths over the three days of the conference.

Trainers can apply to give 1, 2, or 3 day classes. Multiple applications are allowed; one application per class. The training target audience will include developers interested in security as well as security professionals.

We are looking for world-class training courses applicable at all levels - from someone new to the application security field to advanced topics for experienced professionals. However, all training submissions should have a focus on practical skills which are immediately applicable to an attendee’s job. The course should also have a significant hands-on element, with tasks and exercises to attempt during the training.

CfT Important Dates:

CfT Opens March 23, 2020

CfT Closes April 19, 2020

Notification of submitters May 22, 2020

Program announced June 2020