Levelling up secure development in a post-Log4Shell world

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On December 10th 2021, a new critical vulnerability, Log4Shell, was publicly disclosed and made global headlines. It also changed weekend plans and created headaches for Java developers all around the world trying to identify and fix their impacted applications which potentially allowed attackers to remotely execute code within vulnerable.

This session will look at how we can be more proactive and defensive in our decisions for future Log4Shell like scenarios, including where risk is being introduced into our applications and pipelines, and how we can identify and reduce this risk up front, as well as be better prepared to react to these types of incidents in future, with actionable tips, programs and advice that you and your teams can implement.

Simon Maple


Simon Maple is the Field CTO at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014 and 2017, Duke’s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, and London Java Community co-leader. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, DevoxxBE, UK, & FR, DevSecCon, SnykCon, JavaZone, Jfokus, JavaLand, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.