Brian Vermeer

Brian Vermeer

Biography

Sr. Developer Advocate for Snyk, Java Champion, and Software Engineer with over a decade of hands-on experience in creating and maintaining software. He is passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming and Cybersecurity. Brian is a JUG leader for the Virtual JUG and the NLJUG. He also co-leads the DevSecCon community and is a community manager for Foojay. He is a regular international speaker on mostly Java-related conferences like JavaOne, Devnexus, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone and many more. Besides all that, Brian is a military reserve for the Royal Netherlands Air Force and a Taekwondo Master / Teacher.

Stranger Danger: Your Java Attack Surface Just Got Bigger
Building cloud-native Java applications is undoubtedly awesome. However, it comes with undeniable new risks. Next to your own code, you are relying on so many other things. Blindly depending on open-source libraries and Docker images can form a massive risk for your application. The wrong package can introduce severe vulnerabilities into your application, exposing your application and your user's data. Join this hands-on Java cloud-native live-hacking session where we’ll show common threats, vulnerabilities, and misconfigurations. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to protect your application with actionable remediation and best practices