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Blasting browser security with extensions

with Micah Silverman


Our very own chapter leader, Micah Silverman will be speaking at our DevSecCon Virginia event, Blasting Browser Security with Extensions!

Location (hybrid):
In-person: Issuetrak, 6160 Kempsville Cir #101b · Norfolk, VA


  • 7:00 pm: in-person doors open
  • 7:30 pm: Session kicks off + Live stream (Virtual viewers join in)
  • 8:30 pm: That’s a wrap, more drinks and networking for those attending in person

Blasting Browser Security with Extensions

Multi-platform browser extensions are easier to write than ever, can have great authority to examine and alter HTTP requests and responses, and are shockingly easy to get listed on the official respective browser stores.

In this talk, Micah gives an overview of how browser extensions work and the web-ext tool for creating extensions that work in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. He then shows how to debug and test extensions locally as well as how to package them up for distribution. The talk culminates with a real-time attempt to get an extension with an over-powered list of permissions listed on the Chrome Web Store and the Firefox Browser Add-ons Store.


Micah Silverman

DevSecOps Acceleration team lead at Snyk

About Micah Silverman

Micah Silverman is a Senior Developer Advocate for Okta. With 24 years of Java Experience (yup, that’s from the beginning), he’s authored numerous articles, co-authored a Java EE book and spoken at many conferences. He’s a maker, who’s built full size MAME arcade cabinets and repaired old electronic games ( He brings his love of all things Java and Developer Evangelism to a conference near you!

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