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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
OWASP Connector May 7, 2013
OWASP Connector May 7, 2013
NEW OWASP PROJECTS
OWASP Scytale Project - Project Leader: Maxime Labelle - Scytale is a database encryption proxy for modern DBMS and applications. It supports multi-recipient, group encryption, and comes loaded with a strong RSA/AES crypto-system. Scytale sits between your application and your favorite DBMS, adding automatic transparent encryption and decryption for your application's data at the table-level. Scytale stores the encrypted data inside your preferred DBMS for storage.
OWASP iMAS - iOS Mobile Application Security Project- Project Leader: Gregg Ganley. iMAS - iOS is a secure application framework that reduces iOS application vulnerabilities and information loss. iMAS has its first open source static security controls for download and use in iOS applications. Visit and browse our project to find out more. Download it, and give it a try. Once you do, tell us what you think, or better yet, get involved and participate!
PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENTS Technical Project Advisors Wanted - OWASP is currently recruiting 6 volunteers that will assist with technical project advisor duties for our OWASP Global Projects. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of an advisory group that aims to support the technical strategic direction of our global projects. The Project Advisors should have experience with the technical area of our projects that they are applying to, and be able to contribute at least 5 hours per month to our global project initiatives. Please apply to let us know of your interest HERE
Thank you to IMPERVA for renewing their membership:
Andrew van der Stock has been selected as a finalist in the category of AusCERT's award for Individual Excellence in Information Security, as part of the 2013 AusCert Awards! This award is presented to the individual who has provided a great contribution to information security in terms of their work in the areas of community service, innovation, education, liaison, law enforcement, governance or leadership. Andrew is the Project Leader of the OWASP Development Guide Project, and has contributed to many other projects over the years. Please join us in congratulating Andrew for his nomination and wishing him the best of luck at the awards ceremony later this month!
AppSec USA 2013 will be OWASP's biggest event and fundraiser ever! Join 2000+ attendees for over 50 sessions across 3 tracks to learn about the latest and greatest in software security in the heart of NYC.
Visit http://appsecusa.org to register for the event and save on your early hotel reservation. This is an extraordinary rate to experience an amazing OWASP and NYC event.
In addition to the conference talks, you will have opportunities to practice lockpicking, compete in the CTF, discuss OWASP Projects, look for a new career opportunity, and shop around with all the latest and greatest security vendors.
Sponsors: Sign up by May 15th to be included in pre-conference literature!
It's time to submit your nominations for the 2013 WASPY (Web Application Security People of the Year) Awards! This year's awards will recognize our community's best in 5 different OWASP related category:
Best Chapter Leader
Best Project Leader
Best community supporter - contributor to chapter, project or initiative