Thursday, September 27, 2012

AppSec USA 2012: Training Promotions, Deadlines, WASPY Awards, and Open Source Showcase

OWASP Community Members -

A few updates and reminders on our upcoming global event: AppSec USA 2012 taking place on October 23-26 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Austin, Texas!

Training Promotions |  Reserve your hotel room by October 1 | Register by Sept. 30 |  Conference Schedule | Waspy Awards | Open Source Showcase | Thanks to our Sponsors


Win a free pass to Sherif Koussa's Training: Writing Secure J2EE Code
Winner must solve a Java riddle plus get the most amount of retweets, LI comments and likes or Facebook likes. 

Several of our trainers have decided to offer a "3 for 2" deal on their training course.  If your company wants to send 3 people to a training course - you can do it for the price of 2 training registrations.  Put it another way - buy 2 training registrations, get a third for free!   If you are interested in taking advantage of this promotion email for registration instructions and a discount code.  Training classes included in this offer:
To learn more about all of our training courses, visit:

The Hyatt has extended the cut-off date for our room block at the discounted rate of $189/night to OCTOBER 1.  Dont get stuck cabbing it every day, get your hotel room today. Book at the Hyatt Regency Austin under our discounted rate >

Registration prices go up by $100 after September 30th, So sign up today for a great deal:

We have released the schedule (still subject to change) at and the mobile version at  You can create your own personal schedule, connect with other attendees and even import your schedule into Outlook or iCal.

Web Application Security of the Year (WASPY) Award 
Every year a group of individuals including researchers, developers, security professionals and others work to ensure the security of web applications. Some of these individuals are featured in news stories or at conferences as recognized experts. But there are many other ‘unsung heroes’ that work every day to improve web application security and yet are rarely recognized. This year OWASP will initiate the first annual Web Application Security Person of the Year  (WASPY) award. The WASPY awards are solely funded by sponsors.

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor Qualys and our Silver Sponsor Trustwave for their additional contributions to this award.  

It's not too late to sponsor the WASPY awards.   Please contact Kelly Santalucia for more information or with any questions you may have.

Don't miss the OWASP Open Source Showcase starting on Thursday, October 25th and ending on Friday, October 26th! A handful of open source projects were selected to showcase, demo, and promote their work at the AppSec USA conference this year. 
 The projects showcasing are: 

  • OWASP Hackademic Challenges
  • Armitage
  • ThreadFix
  • Brakeman
  • ModSecurity
  • Mantra OS

The Open Source Showcase is a great opportunity to participate in live demos, and meet the Project Leaders face to face. The showcases run from 9:00am to Noon, and from 2pm to 5pm on both Thursday and Friday. Please contact for more information. 

We are EXTREMELY thankful to our donors and sponsors:

Adobe, NTOBJECTives, Aspect Security, Checkmarx, iMPERVA, Cigital, Qualys, NetSPI, Veracode, IBM, f5, WhiteHat, Army INSCOM, Trustwave Spiderlabs, Impact Security, Denim Group, Gemalto, Gotham Digital Science, Symplified, Blueinfy, Core Security Technologies, Radware, RSA Security, Rapid7, Falling Rock, and Pwnie Express.

THANK YOU! We couldn't pull this off without your generous support!

OWASP AppSec USA 2012, Austin TX
Training: October 23-24,
Talks, CTF, Showroom, & More: October 25-25

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