Room 7 

10:20 - 11:20 


Talk (60 min)

The Final Frontier: Security APIs in Modern Browsers

A while ago, web browsers were considered the #1 security risk on the web. Today, they are the last line of defense.


Over the course of the previous decade, many security mechanisms and APIs were integrated into web browsers. These measures can protect a site from many common attacks, provide additional security functionality like authentication, and limit the attack surface by restricting what the browser is allowed to do. Learn how some of the most dangerous attacks just cease to work, and how easy it is to add an additional layer of security. This code-heavy session will demonstrate many of those security features, unveil what is coming in the future, and which functionality will be deprecated.

Christian Wenz

Christian Wenz is an author, trainer, and consultant. His main focus of working and writing is on web technologies and security. Christian has written or co–written over 100 books for various publishers. He works with both open source and closed source web technologies. This leads to the unusual situation that he has both been awarded a Microsoft MVP for ASP⁄ASP.NET and is the lead author of the Zend PHP certification. He is also listed in Mozilla's credits (about:credits) and contributes to several other open source projects. Apart from writing and working on web projects, Christian also frequently speaks at developer conferences around the globe that cover web technologies.