Monday, January 14, 2013

SecAppDev 2013, 4-8 March, Leuven, Belgium

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce SecAppDev Leuven 2013, an intensive one-week course in secure application development. The course is organized by, a non-profit organization that aims to broaden security awareness in the development community and advance secure software engineering practices. The course is a joint initiative with KU Leuven and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

SecAppDev 2013 is the 9th edition of our widely acclaimed course, attended by an international audience from a broad range of industries including financial services, telecom, consumer electronics and media and taught by leading software security experts including
  • Prof. dr. ir. Bart Preneel who heads COSIC, the renowned crypto lab. 
  • Ken van Wyk, co-founder of the CERT Coordination Center and widely acclaimed author and lecturer. 
  • Dr. Steven Murdoch of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory's security group, well known for his research in anonymity and banking system security. 
  • Jim Manico, an OWASP board member. 
  • John Steven, a sought-after architect for high-performance, scalable JEE systems. 
When we ran our first annual course in 2005, emphasis was on awareness and security basics, but as the field matured and a thriving security training market developed, we felt it was not appropriate to compete as a non-profit organization. Our focus has hence shifted to providing a platform for leading-edge and experimental material from thought leaders in academia and industry. We look toward academics to provide research results that are ready to break into the mainstream and attract people with an industrial background to try out new content and formats.

The course takes place from March 4th to 8th in the Faculty Club, Leuven, Belgium.

For more information visit the web site:

  • Places are limited, so do not delay registering to avoid disappointment.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A 25% discount is available for Early Bird registration until January 15th.
  • Alumni, public servants and independents receive a 50% discount.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you or your colleagues to our course.

Kind regards,

-- Lieven Desmet

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