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Minimizing Security Risks in Java Application Development

December 08, 2020

United by their passion for open source, Payara and IBM recently teamed up for a panel discussion on security in Java application development.

Security is something that is considered extremely important, however, it is not always something that is a priority for many development teams. The main question is—how to minimize security risks while developing Java applications.

In this panel discussion, our experts addressed a variety of topics related to secure application development. Most of the topics were introduced by questions from the audience.

A few examples are:

  • The difference between privacy and security
  • How to adopt security
  • Who cares about security?
  • What about your open-source dependencies
  • Security before functionality
  • And much more…

The panel experts:

Rudy De Busscher loves to create web applications with the Jakarta EE platform and MicroProfile implementations and is currently working for Payara. He helps customers, writes technical content, is part of some MicroProfile implementations and advocates the Payara Products in various ways. He's been active in the IT industry for more than 20 years and created many applications for customers. He is also a big fan of OpenSource and helped in various OpenSource projects like DeltaSpike, PrimeFaces, and Apache Myfaces. He is also passionate about Web Application Security using OAuth2, OpenID Connect, and JWT. He maintains the Octopus OpenSource project and is a member of the Jakarta EE Security API team.

Stefan Liesche is the Architect for IBM Hybrid Cloud on Z. Stefan is focused on security, transparency and protection of data and services in flexible cloud environments. Stefan worked in various areas as Technical leader within IBM, most recently as Chief Architect for IBM Cloud Hyper protect Services and IBMs Watson Talent Portfolio where Stefan was building AI driven solutions that transform recruiting and career decisions within global organisations, that not only enhances quality of decisions, but also allows HR functions to enhance fairness and tackle biases.

Brian Vermeer is a Developer Advocate for Snyk and Software Engineer with over 10 years of hands-on experience in creating and maintaining software. He is passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming and Cybersecurity. Brian is an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, Utrecht JUG Co-lead, Virtual JUG organizer and Co-lead at MyDevSecOps.

The Panel was hosted by:

Miriam Oglesby -  IBM
Jadon Ortlepp - Payara


  • Brian Vermeer

    Java Champions & Developer Advocate and Software Engineer for Snyk. Passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming, and Cybersecurity. Co-leading the Virtual JUG, NLJUG and DevSecCon community. Brian is also an ... Learn more

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