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Code Freeze 2015: Security

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center

Keynote and breakout session slides have now been posted. Keynote slides are attached at the bottom of this page.
(Breakout session slides are availalble on the Breakout Sessions page.)

The University of Minnesota's Software Engineering Center brings you the 10th annual CodeFreeze symposium open to all software engineering professionals. This year's program chairs are Mike Whalen from the University of Minnesota and Dion Stewart of DevJam. The program promises to make for another exciting day.

CodeFreeze 2015 focuses on security in computing, especially as computers become ubiquitous: smart phones, tablets, watches, and “the internet of things”. The past year has seen serious breaches involving remote edges of computing infrastructure (e.g. point-of-sale terminals, smart phones) and attacks on systems not traditionally considered “hackable”, like cars and medical devices. Software security approaches must evolve to account for attacks on remote devices and to support better diagnoses and recovery actions when attacks occur. What systems are likely to be attacked in the near future? How do we determine when an attack is in progress? How do we protect against attacks and how do we respond when an attack is in progress? These questions will be addressed by world-class speakers and through interactive sessions in which we demonstrate monitoring and penetration-testing technology.

Conference sessions will take many forms: presentation, demonstration, and hands-on. We will investigate the kinds of attacks and motivations of attackers, as well as preventative measures and proper responses to attacks. Speakers and sessions will challenge you to examine how well you know your systems and security issues, to “think like an attacker”, and to improve your processes and tools to prevent you from becoming the next front-page headline.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
8:30am - 5:00pm
University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center (200 Oak St. SE.)

Cost for the full day is $95 for the general public and $80 for alumni of the Software Engineering (MSSE) and Computer Science (CS) programs.
PARKING: Parking is not included in registration fee. The University Ramp, located on University Avenue next to McNamara Alumni Center, charges $12 normal daily rate.

Registration / Breakfast 8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Breakfast
Welcome 9:00 - 9:15 DevJam and UMN
Stephen Checkoway 9:15 - 10:15 Embedded Systems Security: The Need for a Holistic Approach
AM Break 10:15 - 10:30
Eric Thayer 10:30 - 11:30 Thinking Like an Attacker
Breakout Worshops 11:35 - 12:35 Interactive breakout sessions.
Lunch 12:35-1:30 provided by D'Amico catering
Bruce Schneier 1:30 - 2:30 The Future of Incident Response
Breakout Workshops 2:35 - 3:35 Round 2 of interactive breakout sessions.
PM Break 3:35- 3:45
Bruce Schneier,
Eric Thayer,
and Stephen Checkoway
3:45 - 4:45 Security Panel Discussion: What should I most be worried about?
Closing Remarks 4:45 - 5:00 UMN and DevJam