Vandana

Speaker Introduction

Vandana is a Security Relations leader at Snyk with current focus on DevSecOps. In her previous experience, she has dealt with Application security, Vulnerability management, SOC, Infrastructure security and Cloud Security.

She is a seasoned speaker / Trainer and presented at various public events ranging from Global OWASP AppSec events to BlackHat events to regional events like BSides events in India. She is part of the OWASP Global board of directors (Vice - Chair). She also works in various communities towards diversity initiatives InfosecGirls, InfosecKids and WoSec .

She has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards like Resilient CISO award by Dynamic CISO, Cyber Security Woman of the Year Award 2020 by Cyber Sec Awards, Application Security Influencer 2020 by Whitesource to name a few. She has also been listed as one of the top women leaders in this field of technology and cybersecurity in India by Instasafe

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Talk Abstract

Modernisation of applications is the need of the hour. However, we still see the vulnerabilities that keep creeping in. When the loopholes in applications (such as legacy, desktop, web, mobile, micro services) are exploited, it can give threat actors visibility and access to the organisation’s data.

 

As per one of the research 96.8% code on the internet is OpenSource. When Open Source is eating up the whole internet. It becomes imperative to know the aspects of the open source’s usage, if the open source libraries are not used properly or updated on time, open source can make the applications severely vulnerable. With the talk, we will find the hidden treasures with open source projects and will try and see how we can find them before someone else finds it.