KEYNOTE: Imperva -- Cover your App – Web Application Security Challenges and Checklists


Kunal Anand
Imperva, CTO

Kunal Anand is Imperva’s chief technology officer (CTO). Kunal joined Imperva when Prevoty, a company he co-founded in 2013 and where he served as CTO, was acquired by Imperva in August 2018. Before joining Prevoty, he was the director of technology at BBC Worldwide. Kunal has a deep history of innovation and technical expertise, and has held roles leading security, data, technology, and engineering at Gravity, MySpace, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. He holds a B.S. from Babson College.


Web applications are high-priority targets for hackers. The inherent complexity of their source code, which increases the likelihood of unattended vulnerabilities and malicious code manipulation, allow cyber criminals to easily automate and launch an attack against thousands, or even tens or hundreds of thousands of targets at a time. And best of all, they may result in a plethora of rewards - sensitive private data and damaged customer relationships. In this session, Imperva CTO Kunal Anand will review best practices in web application security. He will explain how their vulnerabilities are often exploited to either manipulate source code or gain unauthorized access and the various attack vectors used. Finally, he will outline the processes that should be part of any web application security checklist. He will also speak to the more challenging questions around who bears the risk in such a connected IT environment.