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Vulnerabilities exist in every computer system. As a system gets bigger, the number of vulnerabilities magnifies. The web is the biggest, most complex computer system we have–but fortunately, the steps we can take to secure our web applications are often quite simple.
Jared Smith is a cyber security research scientist with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He joined me on the show to discuss web application security, but I really wanted to know his position on some of the more grandiose topics–Stuxnet, our power grid, Russian hacking, and corporate backdoors.
This was a wide ranging discussion and I enjoyed it a lot. For a presentation Jared gave at Nodevember about Web Security, check out this YouTube video.