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SPI Dynamics Security Guru to Speak at AJAXWorld Conference 2007 East

Billy Hoffman Will Lead Comprehensive Discussion of Fundamental Security Issues Caused by AJAX

Billy Hoffman (pictured), a lead security researcher for SPI Dynamics whose work has been featured in Wired, Make magazine, Slashdot, G4TechTV, and in various other journals and Web sites, will be one of 125 speakers and presenters at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East - the largest AJAX-focused speaker faculty ever assembled in one place at one time.

In March 2007 over 1,000 developers, architects, IT managers, and software professionals of every stripe will be converging in New York City to attend the East coast AJAXWorld Conference & Expo - the most comprehensive meeting on the most significant technology subjects of recent time: AJAX, Rich Internet Applications, and Web 2.0.

Delegates will hear first-hand from the creators, the innovators, the leaders and the early adopters of AJAX, and a slew of leading vendors will provide sneak peeks of new frameworks, tools, products and applications during the conference, which will have over 100 sessions and presentations given by 125 different speakers.

Hoffman's presentation will specifically discuss browser/server interact issues, the increased attack surface, repudiation of HTTP requests, exposing application logic, vulnerabilities in AJAX bridges, Cross-site scripting and AJAX (i.e. The MySpace Virus), QA challenges for exhaustive testing, inappropriate use of AJAX, and input validation issues. Finally we discuss how to properly design an AJAX application to avoid these security issues and demonstrate methods to secure existing applications.

AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East will be jump-started with our full one-day “AJAXWorld University Boot Camp,” personally led by Web 2.0 and AJAX guru Dion Hinchcliffe, followed by the Main Conference and Expo over the following 2 days.

AJAXWorld 2007 East Conference & Expo received the largest number of "charter sponsors" of any Web 2.0 event in 2007, including:

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Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor), Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), and OASIS (Association Sponsor). The first international AJAXWorld Conference & Expo which took place on October 2-4, 2006 sponsors included: Adobe, Amazon, Apress, Backbase, ComponentArt, Cynergy Systems, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, Infragistics, JackBe, Laszlo Systems, Nexaweb, OASIS, Parasoft, Sun Microsystems, telerik, TIBCO, U7 Web Technologies, Visible Measures, Zapatec; and media sponsors AJAX Matters, AJAXWorld Magazine, BZ Media, ColdFusion Developer's Journal, DevtownStation.com, Eclipse Developer's Journal, Eclipse Review, Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Integration Developer News, ITtoolbox.com, Java Developer's Journal, LinuxWorld.com, Methods & Tools, Network World, Open Enterprise Trends, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance, and SOA Web Services Journal.

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