Wednesday, October 12, 2011

AppSec DC 2012



Building on the success of AppSec DC 2010 and 2009, OWASP is pleased to announce the next OWASP AppSec DC conference. The theme for this year's conference is "OWASP - Not just webapps anymore" to reflect the new and revised scope of OWASP to include all application security issues instead of focusing just on web application security.

Owing to feedback from the past two years, and in alignment with the overall OWASP Conference mission, the AppSec DC Planners have decided to move the conference to April of 2012. This is in response to requests from a variety of our sponsors and vendors, and de-conflicts overlap in the OWASP conference schedule for North America. OWASP AppSec DC 2012 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 2nd through April 5th. Plenary sessions will be on April 4th and 5th preceded by Application Security Training on April 2nd and 3rd.

In accordance with the broader OWASP mission stemming from the 2011 OWASP Global Summit, AppSec DC is working to reflect the move of OWASP towards embracing all facets of Application Security, and not restricting it's content to strictly to the realm of web applications.

Therefore we invite all practitioners of application security and those who work with or interact with all facets of application security to submit papers and participate in the conference.

The AppSec DC 2012 Content Committee is seeking presentations in the following subject areas:
  • OWASP Projects
  • Research in Application Security Defense (Defense & Countermeasures)
  • Research in Application Security Offense (Vulnerabilities & Exploits)
  • Web Application Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Government Initiatives & Government Case Studies
  • Effective Case studies in Policy, Governance, Architecture or Life Cycle
  • and other application security topics
Submit papers to Submission deadline is January 15th 2012. Inquires can be made to Additional information can be found in the FAQ. You will have to sign up for an EasyChair account at

Conference Website:

Please forward to all interested practitioners and colleagues.


The AppSec DC Program Committee

Mark Bristow
(703) 596-5175

OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair -
OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair -
AppSec DC Organizer -

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Switzerland Application Security Forum 2011

The city of Yverdon-les-Bains will the 2011 edition of the Application Security Forum - Western Switzerland conference. This event will take place at end of October. For this second edition, an exceptional lineup consisting of 19 speakers and trainers, both locally and internationally recognized, will share their knowledge, best practices and experience on all sensitive topics related to application security: strong authentication, privacy, cryptography, critical systems, secure development, cyberthreats, etc.
Participation is free during the Conference day (Oct.27th), fees for trainings and workshops apply on the first day only (Oct. 26th.), online registration is required to attend the event.

The Event is co-organized by the OWASP Switzerland/Geneva Chapter and Openid Switzerland.