Tuesday, March 26, 2013

OWASP Connector March 26, 2013

OWASP Connector March 26, 2013

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OWASP Droid Fusion - Droid Fusion is a platform for android mobile for doing malware analysis, development, application pen-testing, and forensics.  You can use it in any mobile security research, and if you have Droid Fusion, you don't need to worry about finding tools.  There are more than 60 tools and scripts and it is free.

OWASP iSABEL Proxy Server - The idea of the OWASP iSABEL Proxy Server Project is to gain a deeper knowledge about securing web applications from different threats and attacks coming from external sources.  This can be achieved by developing intermediary software that runs between the client and the server.  This intermediary software will be based on a proxy server that will be implemented on layer 7 (Application) of the OSE model (Open Systems Interconnection), and its function is to accept network traffic from different client's trying to access resources from the web server.  Once the client successfully established a connection, the proxy will inspect all incoming network packets coming from the clients for malicious parameter, and files such as viruses, worms, trojans.  


Authors Needed for the OWASP Code Review Guide!
We are currently recruiting authors that can assist with section development, writing, and editing of the Code Review Guide.  This is an excellent opportunity to work on a high profile OWASP Flagship project.  Applicants are encouraged to choose either a section or the entire chapter to contribute to.  Authors should be knowledgable about the sections they choose.  For more information on the OWASP Code Review Guide, Please visit the Project Webpage.

Mohammed Aldoub, the OWASP Kuwait Chapter Leader, is representing OWASP at the 2013 Cyber Security Summit in Prague.  He will be speaking about mitigations that system administrations can use to patch up and secure their systems.  The talk will focus on open source tools, especially OWASP Projects, such as the OWASP ModSecurity CRS.  His talk is scheduled on the 11th of April.  To learn more about Mohammed's talk, please visit the Cyber Security Summit Website.



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AppSec Research 2013


The deadline for the Call For Papers is approaching:  This is your opportunity to present your research, findings, or best practices to an audience of over 400 international developers, software security professionals, and managers.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available as well.



OWASP is pleased to announce our upcoming Partner Events:

HITB Amsterdam 2013
 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) April 10-11, 2013

2013 Cyber Security Summit (Prague, Czech Republic) - April 11-12, 2013

Information Security Summit (Warrensville Heights, OH) - April 17-18, 2013

BSides Boston (Cambridge, MA) May 18, 2013

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (San Antonio, TX) - April 19-20, 2013
Do you want to host an event or propose OWASP involvement in an outreach event?  Submit your event through the OWASP Conference Management System (OCMS)


Following the success of the LATAM TOUR, 2013 OWASP will be initiating and promoting a similar tour across European chapters.  To participate in this EUROPEAN tour, please join us for a webinar on April 2 at 9am EDT to outline the details including dates, sponsorships, content, and training

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Did you know that your individual, paid OWASP membership ...
  • directly support our local chapters and our projects
  • gets you a significant discount at all OWASP events
  • entitles you to partner event discounts several times each year
  • gives you a voice in the OWASP Global Elections
  • entitles you to communicate professionally via an owasp.org email address
  • can be a matching donation allocation through your US employer

OWASP Chapters:  
If you are a current chapter leader, have been considering becoming a chapter leader, or if you have any great suggestions for how OWASP Chapters and Chapter Leaders can collaborate Globally to support the OWASP Mission, please plan on attending
MARCH 28, 2013 at 10am EDT  


MARCH 28, 2013 at 9pm EDT
(GMT -5)

 Links to the recordings of previous meetings can be found on the Initiatives Page

The process works well - so don't hesitate to submit your request for assistance

Global Initiatives - Chapter

A Message from Tom Brennan, Global Board Member and Chapter Leader

As we complete Q1, 2013 I wanted to shine a light on the over 200 active chatpers in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa and say,
Thank you!!!
Your active volunteerism with local chapters is a core community aspect of the OWASP Foundation.  Many other fine professional associations are available for you to invest your time in, however you have selected the OWASP Community.

As an active chapter leader, OWASP expects that you have read the current chapter leader handbook.

This announcement is a formal request to pull together those experienced and new chapter leaders as well as your members to contribute to the 3.0 version of the best practices and requirements that will govern local chapters

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