Julian Berton

Hey, I'm Julian Berton, author of this blog, organiser of the OWASP Melbourne chapter and Security Engineer at seek.com.au. I also regularly speak at events and train technology professionals about all things security!

Open Sourcing Listo - Failing Safely with Checklists and RFC’s

10 Feb 2020

During my last week at SEEK, the team and I managed to get Listo open sourced, a project I have been working on for a while (with the help of a small talented team of engineers from around the org) that was inspired by goSDL and uses questionnaires and checklists to make it easy for engineers to do right thing, regarding the software they build. The blog post with more information can be found below :)

Listo — Failing Safely with Checklists and RFC’s.

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Announcing SEEK's Public Bug Bounty Program

29 Jan 2019

I was lucky enough to be a part of SEEK’s three year bug bounty journey. This year we announced our public program that is open to all researchers, instead of being invite only. I wrote up a short piece for the announcement on the SEEK tech blog which has some stats about our program to date that might be of interest :)

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A Comprehensive Guide to Running a Bug Bounty Program

01 Jan 2019

With the Year-of-the-Breach behind us (I feel like we say that every year), it’s important for businesses with publicly available assets storing sensitive data (websites, services, infrastructure) to setup a process for members of the general public to report security vulnerabilities discovered within their systems and applications…

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AppSec Day Conference 2018 - In Review

19 Oct 2018

AppSec Day 2018 conference has finished up for the year and what a ride it has been! This was the third year we have run the AppSec Day conference, doubling in size every year, which has it’s difficulties, but is worth the experience and the reward it brings. When receiving mostly positive feedback from attendees and those involved and the satisfaction of working with a highly passionate team of volunteers, who all worked really well together, to pull off a successful event. Below are some of the highlights from the day…

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Tackling Security Culture and Awareness

01 Sep 2017

Software development companies are starting to realise that to innovate, stay relevant and compete with competitors they need to adopt a different culture, to enable them to develop, release software faster and attract talent…

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