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SINCON 2021 Conference — Security Begins with Secure Dev Env — by DeveloperSteve Coochin

SINCON 2021 Conference — Insights Talk

Day 1 (05 Nov 2021) 4.00pm—4.45pm @ Main Stage

Security Begins with Secure Development Environments

Abstract

We have been witnessing an ever-growing amount of supply chain security incidents in the wild. And now, those incidents are starting to extend to the place where developers spend most of their time: their integrated development environment, and specifically the Visual Studio Code IDE.


Recently, Snyk has discovered and disclosed vulnerabilities that pose a real and imminent threat to developers who use these extensions. The potential compromise is so significantly severe that a remote code execution on a developer’s machine is possible by simply tricking the developer to click a link.


About DeveloperSteve Coochin

DEVELOPERSTEVE COOCHIN comes from a strong background as a developer, with over 20 years of industry experience he has worked with companies, startups and not-for-profits of all sizes.


DeveloperSteve has worked closely with developer communities as a Tech Evangelist and Advocate to develop and nurture the healthy developer and start-up culture that continues to flourish. With a passion for sharing knowledge, DeveloperSteve is an established international speaker and loves geeking out with people everywhere.


As a Tech Evangelist and Advocate, he has represented and worked with global companies such as IBM, PayPal, Braintree, Xero, Telstra, Nginx, Gitlab and more.

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