Meet up

Security Basics and Uncovering the power of the graph

Tuesday, 19th July in London

This meetup was organised by LDNUG: London .NET User Group in July 2016


In this meetup we have two talks on Security basics by Robin Minto and Uncovering the power of the graph by James Rowlands

Security basics – key lessons from OWASP and your favourite infosec breaches

Securing a web application is a challenge. The internet is awash with malicious traffic and, by their very nature, web applications are globally accessible. Although you probably can’t defend against a determined attacker, you can certainly keep script kiddies and bots at bay. Don’t make it easy for them and the baddies will move on and find someone else to annoy. We’ll look at the risks facing web applications, the basic steps you can take so that you don’t make yourself a target and the things you should do to avoid becoming a data breach statistic. We’ll also look at lessons that can be learnt from mistakes that others have made.

Robin Minto

Robin is a developer/technical architect working for ByBox, a supply chain technology company in the UK. He’s passionate about development, continuous improvement and all things security (he's a Certified Ethical Hacker). With one foot in Dev and another in Ops, he’s as happy in C# as in PowerShell, in Visual Studio or Hyper-V, in Javascript or Docker.

Uncovering the power of the graph

In a world of ever increasing amounts of data, one of the challenging problems we have as developers is exploring the relationships between the pieces of data and uncovering patterns that help us build better and more useful applications. Graph databases are a way of storing data where the relationships between the data are also first class citizens allowing us to develop things like recommendation engines or determining impacts of network maintenance quickly and easily. The big players like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn all use the graph and I will show you how you too can easily use the graph to make you applications better. This talk will be a whirlwind tour covering

  • What is a graph?

  • An overview of graph databases (and why they are awesome)

  • Some demonstrations showing the power of graph databases to help solve complex problems easily.

James Rowlands

James is a developer at Vista Entertainment Solutions working on software for the cinema industry. Previously he has worked for an advertising agency and in the cardboard box industry (more interesting that it sounds!). With an interest in all things tech, he has used everything from BASIC to the latest .Net Framework, and loves nothing more than learning something new.

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