Friday, December 21, 2012

AppSecUSA 2013


 AppSecUSA 2013

Considering the Mayans did not end the world today…  we’re clear to  throw the biggest software security focused event in the world with your help - SAVE THE DATE AppSecUSA 2013

Monday November 18th  – Thursday 21th 2013

1        We are now confirmed in the heart of NYC  at the Marriot Marquee at Time Square NYC. The location and hotel is absolutely AMAZING and if you have never visited NYC you will not want to miss this opportunity :  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/



    


       The planning team is hard at work with many community members to make it a conference/summit experience!   To do so we are OPEN for suggestions and the best way to capture them for the planning committee is in the following online location: https://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=201fc2


Want to suggest a keynote? A working session  on a framework, a committee meeting, a builder meet breaker dojo?  Want to DJ the at swank after party or recommend a restaurant or activity? 

There are NO bad suggestions only the suggestions that we don’t hear about in time and get supported by YOU the community to give us enough run-way to make them possible.

We will follow the Builder, Breaker, Defender track themes for talks and will be holding a Call for Trainers and Speakers when we reach that milestone.  

Check it out:   https://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=201fc2  and over the next few weeks the website (http://www.appsecusa.org) website will be online with and supporting materials.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

OWASP Italy Day 2012: Highlights

This year's Italy Day was held in the beautiful city of Rome. The conference had 210 attendees, and a number of great speakers in attendance! Please visit the OWASP Italy Day page for more information and highlights. 





Monday, December 10, 2012

AppSec 2013: OWASP Projects Track Call for Entries



This CFE is now closed. We will not be accepting any more submissions.

This year for AppSec APAC 2013, we are offering a limited number of FREE speaking opportunities to OWASP Project Leaders, as well as FREE conference admission for the representatives of the chosen projects. We would like to invite ALL OWASP Project Leaders to apply.

The APAC 2013 OWASP Project Track (OPT) forum differs from OSS in that only OWASP Projects can apply to participate. This is a great opportunity for OWASP Project Leaders to showcase their project as an official conference presenter. Please note that successful OPT applicants are responsible for developing and presenting in their designated time slot at the conference.

One of the benefits of participating in the AppSec APAC 2013 Project Track is that OWASP Project Leaders have the option of requesting financial assistance from the Foundation to cover travel and hotel expenses ONLY. This funding is only available to projects that have been selected to participate in the Project Track at AppSec APAC 2013. Preference will be given to OWASP Project Leaders that are applying to present at the conference that is closest to their region. Additionally, preference will be given to OWASP Project Leaders that have not presented or participated in the Project Track forum.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
OPT Applications are due: December 28, 2012

CONFERENCE DATE
February 19-22, 2013
All OPT presentations will be held between February 21-22, 2013.


For an opportunity to present your open source project through the OPT at AppSec APAC 2013, please submit your application using the OSPT APAC 2013 Application.

AppSec 2013: Open Source Showcase Call for Entries



This CFE is now closed. We will not be accepting any more submissions.

This year for AppSec APAC 2013, we are offering a limited number of FREE booth spaces to open source projects, as well as FREE conference admission for the representatives of the chosen projects. We would like to invite ALL open source projects to apply.

The APAC 2013 Open Source Showcase is not just for OWASP projects. All open source projects are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to showcase, demo, and/or promote their project. Showcase participants will be responsible for manning their booth during their allocated time.

One of the benefits of participating in the AppSec APAC 2013 Showcase is that OWASP Project Leaders have the option of requesting financial assistance from the Foundation to cover travel and hotel expenses ONLY. This funding is only available to projects that have been selected to participate in the Showcase at AppSec APAC 2013. Preference will be given to OWASP Project Leaders that are applying to present at the conference that is closest to their region. Additionally, preference will be given to OWASP Project Leaders that have not presented or participated in the OSS forum.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
OSS Applications are due: December 28, 2012

CONFERENCE DATE
February 19-22, 2013
All OSS presentations will be held between February 21-22, 2013.

For an opportunity to showcase your open source project at AppSec APAC 2013, please submit your application using the Open Source Showcase form

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OWASP 2013

2013 planning is underway for OWASP. We've got lots of great local initiatives taking place at our numerous chapters all over the world.  I have no doubt these local efforts will continue to prosper (find your local chapter here).

 
Looking at OWASP overall, what do you want to see in 2013? 

Do you have areas where you'd like to focus and help OWASP grow?



--
Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc

Monday, December 3, 2012

OWASP Spain Chapter Receives Award!


OWASP Spain has received an award in recognition for their cooperation and continued support for the dissemination of web application security in Spain.

The award was given by the RedSeguridad Magazine in a ceremony in which prizes were awarded to various institutions and ended in a lively cocktail party.

Vicente Aguilera Diaz, the OWASP Spain Chapter Leader, was present to receive the award on behalf of the chapter. There were more than 200 attendees during the celebration, with all leading figures in the security industry from Spain present during the event.

This is the second award for the OWASP Spain Chapter, as in 2008 they received another important award from SIC magazine.

We would love to congratulate Vicente, and all active participants in the OWASP Spain Chapter. Well done to you all!

IBM Software Summit: OWASP Spain in Review


OWASP Spain was present this month at the most important event organized by IBM software in Spain: IBM Software Summit #START013.

Vicente Aguilera Díaz, the OWASP Spain Chapter Leader, was pleased to give a presentation at this congress of great importance for the country, which took place in Madrid.

With over 2000 attendees, OWASP had great visibility with participation at this event! 

You can find Vicente's presentation here: La Necesidad de Construir Software Seguro (The Necessity of Building Secure Software).
You can find more information about the event here: IBM Software Summit #START013.