Sunday, March 25, 2012

OWASP AppSec Asia Pacific 2012

PRESS RELEASE: OWASP AppSec Asia Pacific 2012

Asia's Premier Information Security Conference Returns with OWASP AppSec Asia Pacific 2012

Popular Event to Attract Leading Experts for Four Days of Discussion and Training, April 11 - 14

Sydney, March 25, 2012—AppSec Asia Pacific, after it's very successful conference last year in Beijing, Asia's premier information security conference, returns with AppSec Asia Pacific 2012 ( back to Sydney. AppSec Asia Pacific is the Open Web & Application Security Project's (OWASP's) annual gathering of leading experts in the field of application security. The event will be held at the Four Points Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, April 11-14.

AppSec Asia Pacific features two days of training April 11-12, followed by two days of talks, April 13-14. The event will provide a forum for hundreds of IT professionals and managers interested in securing web technologies to learn, interact, network, and attend presentations and training given by some of the world's top practitioners of application security.

"With the ever growing number and complexity of attacks that have taken place over the past year, we feel that the business and communities across the Asia Pacific region could greatly benefit from what we offer now more than ever," said Justin Derrry, AppSec APAC organizer. "We encourage and welcome security professionals, technology executives, students, and everyone who realises the importance that application security plays in all of our lives to attend."

Highlight's of AppSec Asia Pacific 2012 will include:
Ø Keynotes by Dr. Jason Smith, Assistant Director at CERT Australia, Alastair MacGibbon, Managing Partner of Surete Group, Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security and Jacob West, Director at Fortify at Hewlett-Packard
Ø Industry Panel topics from Finance and Insurance Sectors
Ø Presentation by Matt Tesauro, member of the global OWASP board and project leader of the OWASP WTE project with tools and documentation for testing web applications
Ø Presentation by Tobias Gondrom, from OWASP London and working group chair of the Web Security WG at the IETF, responsible for international standards to improve internet and web security
Ø Training classes to include Assessing & Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF, Mobile Penetration Testing, Advanced Training for Developers and a training for CISO and senior information security managers
Ø Networking Opportunities to meet peers, industry experts and other developers
Ø Gain access to resources within OWASP projects as well as leading vendors
Ø Full schedule at    
Derry added, "In accordance with the broadening of OWASP's mission after the 2011 OWASP Global Summit, AppSec APAC is extending its content beyond the realm of web applications to include all aspects of web and application security. 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."

OWASP AppSec APAC attracts a worldwide audience. Executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders such as security architects and lead developers will be traveling to hear the cutting-edge ideas presented by Information Security’s top talent. Past conferences have drawn more than 800 technologists from Government, Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals.

Sponsored by Fortify, Appsecure, Imperva, Ionize, Content Security Pty Ltd. and Trustwave, AppSec APAC is hosted by the Open Web & Application Security Project (OWASP), a 501c3 Not-For-Profit. OWASP is an open-source application security project made up of corporations, educational organizations, and individuals from around the world. Providing free, vendor-neutral, practical, cost-effective application security guidelines, the organization has become the de facto standards body for application security over the past decade. 

To attend OWASP AppSec APAC 2012, visit: or register at To become a member of OWASP or a sponsor of AppSec APAC 2012, kindly drop us a note at:   

About OWASP:
The Open Web & Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and open community focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license. The OWASP Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization that ensures the ongoing availability and support for our work from Individuals, Organization Supporters & Accredited University Supporters. For more information, please visit:


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