UC Davis offers security training for app developers July 25-29

App developers from throughout UC Davis are invited to attend two days of training at the end of July on secure application development.

The Information Security Office (ISO) is organizing a mix of lectures and labs that will focus on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 security risks. The training has room for 120 people, and the ISO will cover their registration fees.

The sessions offer information, insights and hands-on practice in application security computing and security, plus light refreshments, and opportunities to network with peers from throughout UC Davis.

Part of a larger goal

"We chose this subject because apps have become so integral to how we all work," said UC Davis Chief Information Security Officer Cheryl Washington. "The training itself is part of our larger effort to raise UC Davis' security profile by a variety of means, including on-campus workshops that address common risks and opportunities."

This summer training, one of several ideas recommended by the campus IT Security Committee, is part of a UC Davis information security awareness and training program managed by Information Security Consultant Dewight Kramer.

"This training is another step in helping app developers raise the security posture of campus," he said. It builds on work the ISO is doing with the application development and application security special-interest groups on campus. "We hope the collaboration continues to deepen, and leads to more opportunities for training, and for developing guidelines and best practices for campus."


The training has two parts:

  • Monday, July 25: Lecture, for all participants
  • Tuesday-Friday, July 26-29: An identical lab will be offered each day. Offering the same lab four times allows each session to cap attendance at 30 people.

The lecture and labs will run from approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with time for lunch between noon and 1. The sessions will occur on the Davis campus; the exact location is still to be decided.

More information, including how to register, has been sent to app developers on campus. If you work in that field and have not received the information, please contact Dewight Kramer at dfkramer@ucdavis.edu.