Dialogue with CS Alumnus Farshad Abasi, Founder, Forward Security
Title: Designing Secure Cloud-based Web and Mobile Applications
Speaker: Farshad Abasi, Founder, Chief Security Officer, Forward Security
CS alumnus Farshad Abasi will be giving a presentation on building secure web and mobile applications in the Cloud. He will talk about security design principals, and frameworks available.
Farshad will also spent 15 minutes talking about his journey from being a Comp Sci student at UBC, to what he is doing today, then answer questions people may have either about career options in application and cloud security, or about secure application development.
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Security should be ongoing and imperative in all that we design, build, and deploy. In this presentation, Farshad Abasi of Forward Security talks about securing Cloud-based web and mobile applications, providing an overview of Security By Design principles, the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Cloud Control Matrix (CCM), and OWASP’s Top 10 web and mobile application risks.
Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty four years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert in that aspect of computing and communication over the last eighteen years. He started Forward Security in 2018, with a mission to provide world class information security services, particularly in the Application and Cloud security domains. Prior to creating Forward, he was a senior member of HSBC Group's IT Security team with the most recent positions being the Principal Global Security Architect, and Head of IT Security of the Canadian division. Farshad is continuing an eighteen year stint as an instructor at BCIT where he shares his passion for information and network security, helping others build a career in this exciting field. He is also the security correspondent for CFAX radio, BSides Vancouver/MARS board member, Vancouver OWASP chapter lead, a CISSP designate, and a UBC CS alumnus.