STARWEST 2024 - Security | TechWell

STARWEST 2024 - Security

Customize your STARWEST 2024 experience with sessions covering security for software developers and testers.

Sunday, September 22

Derrick Roach

Security Testing for Test Professionals

Sunday, September 22, 2024 - 8:30am to Monday, September 23, 2024 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, September 25

Ryan Hoban

Cautionary Tales in Integration Testing

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Integration tests are often rife with pitfalls that can result in confusing, flaky, or otherwise completely unmaintainable tests. Those pitfalls can often be mitigated by testing in containers, as this usually provides the most straightforward path to creating ephemeral test environments. Containerized tests typically provide isolation and reproducibility, but they can be costly to initially set up, especially if the system under test is not built for a containerized environment. Nonetheless, there are many benefits to containerized testing, even if the system under test won’t ultimately...

Tariq King
Test IO

AI in Testing: A Moderated Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Artificial intelligence is the newest trend in software testing. But what is it, and how will it impact the tester's role, both today and in the future? What do you need to do to embrace this emerging technology? Tariq King will moderate this panel discussion to give you an opportunity to hear the opinions of industry leaders about AI in testing. You will have a chance to drive the debate, so come prepared with all your AI questions.

Thursday, September 26

James Risler

Escape Room—How Skills Needed in Escape Room Challenges Apply to Your Cybersecurity Team

Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

There is tremendous IT turnover today and a lack of skilled resources for some job roles such as threat hunters in a Security Operations Center (SOC). This session will explore how escape rooms can teach IT leadership about building a cybersecurity team. An escape room is an ideal teaching tool that an organization can leverage to address the challenge of assembling a security team and navigating problems together. Success starts with the team and having the right mix of talent and skills which should reveal the clues to the game. Join James to explore the job roles in a SOC and skills...

Karen Hsu

Cloud Testing of Cybersecurity Features in Mobile Apps

Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

In CI/CD pipelines, automated testing services validate functionality of apps across hundreds of real-world mobile devices and OS versions. However, these same automated testing services can use methods and tools that violate security policies such as: emulators, virtualization, resigning, debugging, dual spaces, Magisk and more. Once security protections are added to a mobile app, the security features will trigger and may prevent automated testing. In this session, Karen will discuss how you can eliminate the need to test protected and unprotected builds separately. You will also...