Friday, June 17, 2011

CFP OWASP AppSec LATAM and Partner event, Rochester Security Summit


OWASP is currently soliciting presentations for the OWASP AppSec Latam 2011 Conference that will take place at PUC-RS in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil on October 4th through 7th, 2011. There will be training courses on October 4th and 5th followed by plenary sessions on the 6th and 7th with each day having one single track.

We are seeking people and organizations that want to present on any of the following topics (in no particular order), or any other topics related to application security:

  • Application Threat Modeling
  • Business Risks with Application Security
  • Hands-on Source Code Review
  • Metrics for Application Security
  • OWASP Tools and Projects
  • Privacy Concerns with Applications and Data Storage
  • Secure Coding Practices (J2EE/.NET)
  • Starting and Managing Secure Development Lifecycle Programs
  • Technology specific presentations on security such as AJAX, XML, etc
  • Web Application Security countermeasures
  • Web Application Security Testing
  • Web Services-, XML- and Application Security
  • Anything else relating to OWASP and Application Security

To make a submission you must fill out the form available at

and submit through the easychair conference interface at

Each presenter will have 45 minutes for the presentation, followed by 10 minutes reserved for questions from the audience. The presentations must respect the restrictions of the OWASP Speaker Agreement.

Important Dates

· Submission deadline is July 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM (UTC/GMT -3).

· Notification of acceptance is August 5, 2011.

· Presentation slides are due September 19, 2011.

The conference organization team may be contacted by email at appsec2011 (at)

For more information, please see the following web pages:

Conference Website: or

OWASP Speaker Agreement:

OWASP Website:

Easychair conference site:

Presentation proposal form:


Rochester Security Summit October 4th-5th, 2011 Rochester, NY

We are pleased to announce that the sixth annual Rochester Security Summit is being planned for October 4-5, 2011 in Rochester, NY at the beautiful and totally renovated Hyatt Regency Rochester. This year’s theme is “Security Sanity” with Marcus J. Ranum as our keynote speaker. The Rochester Security Summit is the premiere IT security event in Upstate/Western NY.

In 2010 the Rochester Security Summit gathered more than 200 attendees, including executives from Fortune 500 firms, information security professionals, auditors, developers and software architects. We had 26 outstanding presentations, a sold-out Capture the Flag (a.k.a. Ethical Hacking 101) event and an extremely well received end panel with representatives of the 3 sponsoring organizations, ISSA, ISACA and OWASP.

The Rochester Security Summit is currently soliciting presentations from researchers, academia and industry for the 3 main tracks: Business Professional, Technical Professional and Software Professional. If you believe you have a significant research or technical presentation that the security community would value and enjoy hearing, we invite you to submit your presentation topic for consideration.

All three tracks will consist of presentations in 50-minute blocks, including Q&A. Presentations may be allowed to span two blocks to accommodate topic exploration to different depths if the committee sees the merit in the longer time allotment.

  • Please submit your proposal before June 30th
  • We will respond to proposals by July 30th
  • Draft copy of the slides for the papers must be submitted by August 26th
  • Final submissions are due by September 23rd

Please review the speaker guidelines on the web site, before submitting a proposal.

Proposals may be submitted via e-mail to

Summit attendees are a mix of technical security professionals, vendors, programmers, web application developers, security testers, students, network administrators and IT executives. Preference will be given to speakers who can present innovative technical content to a broad technical audience. Of course, all presentations are expected to challenge the brightest and quickest of attendees.

The Rochester Security Summit is not a vendor fest. There is zero tolerance for heavy commercial content in presentations. Presenters are expected to avoid any marketing that is not immediately backed up with rationale for its inclusion.

Proposals should consist of the following information:

1. Presenter and contact info (country of origin and residence-mail, postal address, phone, fax).

2. Employer and/or affiliations.

3. Brief biography, list of publications and papers.

4. Any significant presentation and educational experience/background.

5. Topic synopsis, proposed paper title, and a one paragraph description.

6. Reason why this material is innovative or significant or an important tutorial.

7. Optionally, any samples of prepared material or outlines ready.

8. Will you have full text available or only slides?

9. Please list any other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published or submitted.

10. If you think a second 50-minute block will be required to do your topic justice, please let us know and give a rationale for the longer format.

Please include the plain text version of this information in your email as well as any file, pdf, sxw, ppt, or html attachments.

Please forward the above information to

For more event information, or to register, visit us online at

Thank you,

Rochester Security Summit Organizing Committee

  • Kate Hartmann
  • Operations Director
  • 301-275-9403
  • Skype: Kate.hartmann1

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