Saumil Shah (Founder, Net-Square)

Presentation Title Web Wars 3
Presentation Abstract

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” — Albert Einstein

The security landscape has changed after every “Web war”. The first was fought between Netscape and Internet Explorer. The second was between IE and Firefox. We are in the middle of another browser battle. This time, the game is quite different.

For over a decade, I have studied the politico-digital landscape of web security. Web Wars 3 is a talk on a little bit of history and a little bit of what the future holds. The (de)evolution of protocols, HTML 5 and other broken standards, browser exploitation, innovative techniques of exploit delivery, convergence of classic web hacking with binary exploitation techniques, mobile browsers and new areas of attacks and defense – these are some of the topics that shall be discussed.

About Saumil Shah

Saumil Shah is the founder and CEO of Net-Square, providing cutting edge information security services to clients around the globe. Saumil is an internationally recognized speaker and instructor, having regularly presented at conferences like Blackhat, RSA, CanSecWest, PacSec, EUSecWest,, Hack-in-the-box and others. He has authored two books titled “Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense” and “The Anti-Virus Book”. Before Net-Square, he worked with Foundstone Inc and Ernst & Young in the US, and is currently a guest faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for their Management Development Programmes. Saumil graduated with an M.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA and a B.E. in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University. He spends his leisure time breaking software, flying kites, traveling around the world and taking pictures.