Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OWASP Connector May 7, 2013


OWASP Connector May 7, 2013

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OWASP Scytale Project - Project Leader: Maxime LabelleLook up in Salesforce - 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 GanleyLook up in Salesforce. 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!


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!

Sponsor Information 

AppSec Research 2013


Program Details and Registration Coming Soon!
visit https://appsec.eu for details or Follow us on Twitter to get all the latest news and announcements!

Information on the University Challenge for the AppSec EU 2013 can be found HERE


OWASP is pleased to announce our upcoming Partner Events:

Blackhat 2013 (15% discount promo code for OWASP members is:  KobrLQ44 - case sensitive)


 OWASP Hacking-Lab Project will be releasing a new challenge soon!  Be sure to check out the Project Page and get ready for a new event containing the OWASP WebGoat Challenges!


OWASP Foundation


Do you have some news?  Submit your item to appear in the next connector HERE



TOPIC:  WASPY awards and 2013 Global Board Election 

May 9, 2013 at 10am EDT  


May 9, 2013 at 9pm EDT
(GMT -5)


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

get ready

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
  • Best Mission Outreach - grow the OWASP community
  • Best Innovator - willingness to try new ideas

OWASP would like to thank Qualys_Logo
for stepping up to be a Platinum Sponsor for these awards in 2013!  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available Here

OWASP Global Board Elections

The call for candidates is OPEN!

Additional information on the time line and the process for participation in the Global Elections will be outlined during Thursday's Webinar, so be sure to sign up!

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)


Kate Hartmann
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