Tuesday, October 30, 2012

OWASP Initiatives Tutorial and Information

Leaders:  Please forward to your chapters and other collaborators.

OWASP Initiatives Tutorial and Information

Please join us for an overview of the phase 1 launch of the new OWASP initiatives plan.  Get the scoop on the "WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and, WHY" behind this community outreach and collaboration.  Chapter leaders, Project leaders, and curious "lurkers" are especially encouraged to attend.

Submit your pre webinar questions to:

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Mon, Nov 5, 2012 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone or Android tablet

Thank you!

Kate Hartmann
+1 301-275-9403
Skype:  kate.hartmann1

Friday, October 19, 2012

Last Chance to Cast Your Vote Election Ends Tonight!

Voting for the 2012 Board Election Ends In Just A Couple Hours

The last email blast was just sent.    

EVERY VOTE COUNTS!! Please cast your vote if you have not already done so.

For more information on the candidates, please see: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2012_Election#2013_Candidates_.26_Interviews

Please be sure to check your spam folder if it is not in your inbox

Your Vote Counts!

Voting for the 2012 Board Election Ends Tonight, October 19, 2012 

For more information on the candidates, please see: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2012_Election#2013_Candidates_.26_Interviews

Check your spam filters and add owasp@simplyvoting.com to your whitelist if you haven't received your email ballot

If you're still having problems submit them using our contact us form

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Did you cast your vote for the 2012 Board Election yet?

The election is current running and emails have been sent out

Check your spam filters and add owasp@simplyvoting.com to your whitelist if you haven't received an email ballot

If you're still having problems submit them using our contact us form

For more information on the candidates, please see: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2012_Election#2013_Candidates_.26_Interviews

Monday, October 15, 2012

Top Ten Reasons for AppSec USA

OWASP AppSec USA 2012 will be held in Austin this year October 23-26, at the Hyatt downtown. http://www.appsecusa.org

Here are the top 10 reasons why this is so fitting:

1. Austin is transforming, and OWASP aligns perfectly with all that is Austin because it is the preeminent GLOBAL, OPEN, FREE, CHARITABLE 501(c)(3) security organization.

2. Austin is a hotbed of cybersecurity cogniscenti and activity: evidenced by startups like Click Security, recently acquired Anue Systems and BreakingPoint Systems, IBM, Dell (acquired Secureworks), etc.

3. Cyber Warfare and Cyber Crime stories hit the headlines at an increasing rate; OWASP is the trusted source for the US National Cyber Security Division and organizations around the world see this impressive list:

4. October is National Cyber Security, US Department of Homeland Security story: http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month!!!

5. Austin's OWASP chapter is one of over 190 chapters worldwide, it is a thriving locus of the "brain trust" for sharing ideas and learning how to make software security VISIBLE so individuals and organizations can make informed decisions about true software security risks.

6. There are many security organizations, OWASP is where the best and brightest converge. OWASP does not endorse or recommend commercial products or services, allowing our community to remain vendor neutral with the collective wisdom of the best minds in software security worldwide. It's hard not to attend an information security conference where a presenter does not quote the "OWASP Top 10."

7. AppSec USA 2012 will have sessions custom-tailored for everyone from the CISO to the newbie software developer, including college students.

8. Austin creates a sense of community, OWASP creates and nurtures community, open sharing, and the promotion of FREE educational materials.

9. Austin is weird, and yes, OWASPers can be a little weird.

10. AppSec USA is coming to Austin, this is yet another proof point that Austin's role as "THE place to be" is truly multi-dimensional.

As more background, this video is an example of education for software developers: OWASP Appsec Tutorial Series - Episode 2: SQL Injection

For more information, click here: www.owasp.org, www.appsecusa.org

Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 Board Election

Voting for the 2012 Board Election has officially kicked off!  For more information on the candidates, please visit https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2012_Election#2013_Candidates_.26_Interviews

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

OWASP Featured on Google's Open Source Blog: Summer of Code 2012

OWASP is being featured in the Google Open Source blog as a result of our involvement in Summer of Code. Those involved describe it as being a fantastic experience for both mentors and students so hopefully we can repeat it next year.

Thank you to Fabio Cerullo, and all who contributed to the success of this initiative!


Image via Google Open Source Blog

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Voting Starts This Friday For The OWASP Board 2012 Election

Members of the OWASP Foundation will be asked to vote for their elected leaders starting this Friday. Three candidates will serve a two year term.  Please take the time to review the transcripts and recorded interviews and cast your vote in support of the future of OWASP Foundation globally.

2013 Candidates & Interviews

Justin Derry - Australia
Jim Manico - Hawaii
Eoin Keary - Ireland
Matt Tesauro - Texas
Tom Brennan - NYC Metro

Voting period: October 12 - October 19, 2012 Look for an email to follow shortly with voting instructions

Election result announcement: October 19, 2012 at OWASP AppSecUSA Conference http://www.appsecusa.org

Monday, October 8, 2012

OWASP AppSec Latam 2012 - Register Now!

OWASP Community Members -

We are pleased to announce the training, talks, and complete schedule for OWASP AppSec Latam 2012 taking place in  Montevideo, Uruguay on November 18-21!

Training | Conference Schedule | Reserve your hotel room at the 4 Points Sheraton | Early Registration Deadlines | Thanks to our Sponsors

TRAININGThis year, we have 3 amazing 2-day trainings taking place:

  1. Java Secure Coding taught by Ari Elias-Bachrach, Appsec Labs
  2. Advanced Vulnerability Research and Exploit Development taught by Gianni Gnesa, Ptrace Security
  3. Hands on Web Application Testing: Assessing Web Apps the OWASP way taught by Matt Tesauro
Learn more about each of the classes by clicking on the "Training" tab at appseclatam.org

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RELEASEDWe have great keynotes lined up from Jerry Hoff, Cristian Borghello, Pravir Chandra, and Hernan Racciatti in addition to a power packed conference line up including:
  • Tony Ucedavelez
  • Andres Riancho
  • Sebastian Bortnik
  • Alex Bauert
  • Dario Gomez
  • Breno Silva
  • Fernando Nunes
  • Nicolas Rodrigues
  • Mateo Martinez
  • Mauro Flores
  • Flavio de Cristofaro
  • Felipe Zipitria
  • Carlos Martinez - Cagnazzo

Learn more about each talk and view the conference schedule at appseclatam.org 

We have a special discounted room rate at the Four Points Sheraton in Montevideo. To reserve your room, visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1209182075&key=76379

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONEarly bird registration prices of only 3200.00 UYU (approx. 150.00 USD) are available to those that register before October 15! 

We are thankful for our supporters: Antel Telecommunications, Core Security, PWC, and Deloitte!

Thanks all.

OWASP AppSec Latam 2012, Montevideo Uruguay
Training: November 18-19,
Talks & More: November 20-21

Finalist for the 2012 WASPY Awards

The 2012 WASPY Award Finalists have been posted.  Check out who they are https://www.owasp.org/index.php/WASPY_Award_2012_Finalists

Thank you to all the candidates who participated and congratulations to the finalists!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

OWASP AppSec USA Update

Dear OWASP Community Members,

Hundreds (600+) of your colleagues have already registered for OWASP AppSec USA (Austin, TX) October 23-26, 2012. Don’t be left behind. Register now www.appsecusa.org

Speakers: 58 sessions, and 3 keynotes including:
  • Douglas Crockford’s keynote, “Securing JavaScript”
  • Jerry Hoff’s session, “AppSec Training, Securing the SDLC, WebGoat.NET and the Meaning of Life”
  • John Steven’s session, “Analyzing and Fixing Password Protection Schemes”
  • Dan Kuykendall’s session, “Get off your AMG and don’t REST on JSON” 

Training Update: There are seven 2-day training courses, and four 1-day training courses taught by industry experts. Slots are filling up quickly, with some classes already full. Select your training course here: http://www.appsecusa.org/schedule/trainings/  Details on training promotions are available here: http://owasp.blogspot.com/2012/09/appsec-usa-2012-training-promotions.html

Movie Sneak Preview: AppSec USA 2012 will feature a preview screening of the movie, “Reboot.” There are only 300 passes available, and they are filling fast. You need to register for the movie in order to attend, here are the details: http://www.appsecusa.org/schedule/reboot/

University Challenge: Are you a student already attending or interested in attending?  Learn more and sign up for our University Challenge here: https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5makFZSUo1eXNhSkVrMXc5TjZsSHc6MQ#gid=0

T-Shirt Update: Needless to say, you’ll want these awesome souvenirs. We’re placing the order this week, please register so we can forecast accordingly.

Already Registered? For those of you who have already registered, spread the word. Remember to pack your running shoes for the 5K charity run. Register here: http://www.appsecusa.org/schedule/5k-charity-run/

See you soon,

The AppSec USA Team