10 au 12 mars, 2010
Montréal, Canada

Welcome to the Wild Wild Web

The Web is almost 20 years old. Unfortunately, it has never been as dangerous as now to surf it. Problems that have plagued email for years are now omnipresent on the Web. Spam, malware, spyware, you name it, can make it onto YOUR website if you don't do something about it. Yes, it can, and will happen to you.

In this session, we'll discuss what you can do to make sure your website, and most importantly your visitors are safe. We'll also go over how you can maintain the good reputation of your company on the web, the different kinds of unwanted content and the legal implications of unknowingly exposing your visitors to such malicious content.

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Carl Mercier

Defensio (Websense Inc)

Carl Mercier is a serial technology entrepreneur and developer from Montreal, Canada. His latest venture, Defensio, has attracted significant interest from worldwide blogger and developer communities and has exhibited superior filtering performance. Defensio was acquired by Websense Inc., a publicly-traded company in January 2009. Carl is now director of software development at Websense. Carl also founded Montreal on Rails, a developer community group that brings together local Ruby on Rails enthusiasts for monthly gatherings. Prior to founding Defensio, Carl started Adonis Technologies, a company that built advanced management software for the tourism & recreation industry. It was acquired in 2006. Carl holds degrees in business management and sound engineering. He also pretends to be able to beat just about anyone at poker.

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