Battle of the Beards: OWASP Top 10 vs ASVS

Recorded August 2019

The conversations that a couple of security professionals have over beers... are going public!

OWASP Top 10 2017 has become a critical guide referenced by pen testers and app developers alike over the years while OWASP ASVS provides a more comprehensive standard.

But in 2019, is one more relevant than the other, or do both have a place in your security today?

Join our expert security engineers for an undoubtedly lively discussion on this pillar document for application security, testing, and management.

In this presentation, we will provide...

  • A brief overview of OWASP Top 10 and ASVS

  • Lively debate among expert pen testers on the merits and security application of each


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Michael Smith, Senior Manager of Technology Services, is a proactive problem solver and strong advocate for continued growth and education. He thrives in the complex and constantly changing landscape of cybersecurity. In his seasoned career in cybersecurity, Michael’s expertise has been enlisted across multiple verticals and challenges including strategic planning, policy development, governance and vulnerability management. Michael holds a Masters in Information Assurance and several certificates including his CISSP. He’s a proud board member of CircleCityCon, an information security conference he helped found.


Phil Grimes, Director of TradeCraft Labs, uses his extensive knowledge of the digital world (and how to break it) to deliver comprehensive security assessments and penetration services. With hands-on experience dismantling systems and identifying weaknesses in application, physical, digital and mobile security, Phil is a valuable ally for domestic and global organizations. A sought after speaker, Phil has shared his expertise with OWASP and ISSA as well as at several security and technology conferences.