I’m delighted to report that registration is now open for the 4th Software Security Summit. For the first time, we’re bringing the conference to the Bay Area: April 16-17, 2007, in San Mateo. That’s between San Francisco and San Jose, at the northern end of Silicon Valley.

This year, we’ve shortened S-3 to two days: one day of technical classes, one day of tutorials. Because S-3 attracts a lot of managers, as well as developers, feedback from previous conferences was that a shorter program would be better. (We added a new management track this year, too.)

We’ve packed a lot into those two days. There are keynotes from Herbert “Hugh” Thompson and Gary McGraw. There are about 40 different classes, ranging from security requirements engineering to best practices for code reviews to securing AJAX.

I’m moderating a CSO panel discussion on real-world software security best practices. Monday at 1:00 pm. Come and heckle me.

Early registrants can get a big discount — up to $400 — by signing up by Dec. 15. Hope to see you there.

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