Tony Porterfield

Tony Porterfield
Security researcher and advocate

Website | @edtechinfosec

Tony Porterfield is a software engineer with 20 years experience in the computer and networking industries. A parent of two, he is a strong advocate for improving the security and privacy of web applications used by children and students.

His web app security findings have been published in the New York Times and Mother Jones, and he was a panelist at the 2014 Common Sense Media School Privacy Zone Summit in Washington DC.


4:30pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 8
Tony Porterfield (Security researcher and advocate)
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Many common web app security problems can be easily observed by users with a browser and free software tools. Using the OWASP App Security Verification Spec (ASVS) as our guide we will walk through testing techniques and real examples of vulnerabilities observed in web apps. Participants will come away with a set of tests that can be used to survey a site’s security in under 30 minutes. Read more.