OWASP Global Connector August 13, 2013
|VERY IMPORTANT COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND DEADLINES!!!!!|
OWASP Projects Defined: Answers to Community Questions and Feedback
Recently, we have received many questions relating to our OWASP Projects. Projects Manager, Samantha Groves, has put together a brief overview of OWASP Projects, and has answered some of the most comment questions we have received from the community. Learn more about our Projects Platform by visiting the OWASP Blog
FEATURED OWASP PROJECT
OWASP O2 Platform
The OWASP O2 Platform is a collection of open source modules that help Web Application Security Professionals to maximize their efforts and quickly obtain high visibility into an application's security profile. O2 is designed to automate application security knowledge and workflows, and to allow non-security experts to access and consume Security Knowledge. Please visit o2platform.com if you would like more information on the project as most O2 content is still on the external site. If you would like to contribute, please visit the OWASP O2 Platform Project GitHub Repository, or contact Project Leader Dinis Cruz for more information.
NEW OWASP PROJECTS
OWASP Unmaskme Project
The goal of this tool is to raise security awareness among web owners in order to help decrease the constant rise of compromised websites. It can scan public resources while extracting metadata from any website (either domain name or IP address, no resource) and will explain it in a brief summary. The extraction will be totally passive just like browsing the website, otherwise the tool couldn't be online for public use. It's based mainly on HTTP headers and metadata. For more information, please contact the project leader, Emilio Casbas.
OWASP File Format Validation Project
This project was created to provide developers a library to help them validate formats of a file properly. Validation is based on the official specifications (ISO, RFC, UIT-T, ...) of tested formats, and not only on signatures. For more information, please contact the project leader, Greorges-B Michel.
OWASP OWTF Project: 0.30 Summer Storm II Released!
Abraham Aranguren, Project Leader for the OWASP OWTF Project, has just announced the release of OWASP OWTF 0.30 Summer Storm II. The release is another very significant release which includes the continued work of a hand full of Google Summer of Code Projects. If you want more information on the release and the OWASP OWTF Project itself, please visit the project blog or contact Abraham directly.
OWASP Webinar Opportunities for Project Leaders
Are you a project leader interested in promoting your project via one of our bi-weekly webinars? We currently have a hand full of free time slots available for project leaders that would like to give a talk and/or demo their project. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please reach out to the OWASP Projects Manager, Samantha Groves.
OWASP Women in AppSec News!
The Women in AppSec Call for Applicants is now open. Apply if your are a female student at either the undergraduate or graduate level, an instructor, or a professional working woman who is interested in sponsorship to attend the AppSec USA 2013 Conference in New York City. The application deadline is Monday, September 09, 2013 at 5PM GMT. Contact Samantha Groves if you have any questions about the program. Submit your application here: Application Form
Marketing Collateral: Seeking Community Input
The OWASP Ops team is happy to report that the marketing project we have been working on with Sisterworks and Design Foundry is in the final stages of delivery. We are now at a point where we would like to seek community input on a hand full of the most critical marketing pieces we have developed with our contractors. We have set up a wiki page to facilitate comments and votes from the community. You can find more instructions on the process on this page. Please visit the Marketing Community Input page to view, comment, and to vote on each marketing piece.
GLOBAL AppSec CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS
OWASP AppSec EU 2013 -
Last chance to register for this fantastic event happening next week! Register Now
The Full Conference Schedule is Online
OWASP AppSec LATAM 2013
Keynote speakers will be: Tony Ucedavelez and Christian Borghello
Full conference schedule and training details coming soon - check the conference website for updates
Registration is now LIVE! Click here to register and take advantage of early bird pricing.
OWASP AppSec USA 2013
Early Bird pricing end on August 15th. Register now to save $300 Click Here
Click Here for the full schedule of Talks and Training Classes
Sponsor opportunities are filling up fast - if you want to be a part of our exhibit hall or career fair, contact Contact Us ASAP!
CHAPTERS CALL TO ACTION
We want ALL chapters, GLOBALLY, to share in the success of this event. For each ticket to AppSec USA that your chapter sells between July 15 and August 15, your chapter will receive $50 USD in your chapter's account. Be sure your referrals enter in the appropriate promotional code during registration.
AppSec USA promotional resources
List of Chapter Codes to be entered during registration
LOCAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS
OWASP Tampa Day 2013 - Aug 19; Tampa, FL
OWASP India Conference 2013 - Aug 30-31; New Delhi, India
Ghana Cyber Security - Sept 5-6
OWASP New Zealand Day 2013 - Sept 11-12; Auckland, New Zealand
LASCON 2013 - Oct 24-25, Austin, TX
PARTNER AND PROMOTIONAL EVENTS
OWASP has partnered with these great events in the latter half of 2013 to grow our community and build awareness around software security. If you want to learn more about OWASP's involvement or will be attending and want to participate, please
Thank you to:
Cloud Flare for their NEW membership
WhiteHat Security for their renewal
DEADLINES, DEADLINES, DEADLINES, DEADLINES
DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE CRITICAL GLOBAL ACTIVITIES
AUGUST 16, 2013
SUBMIT YOUR CANDIDACY FOR THE GLOBAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINEE
FOR THE 2013 WASPY AWARDS
September 30, 2013
Deadline to join or to renew your membership to ensure eligibility to vote in the 2013 election and WASPY awards
CALL FOR WASPY SPONSORS!
The WASPY awards are a way to recognize our amazing volunteers around the world. Without the support from our sponsors, this would not be possible. A BIG THANK YOU to Qualys - a solid supporter of the Open source community and these awards! Contact us to learn more!
A GLOBAL CTF!!
OWASP has partnered with the Irish Honeynet Project (a not for profit organization) to conduct the first ever GLOBAL CTF!
This worldwide challenge will be launched at AppSec EU in Hamburg, Germany in August and run through mid November. The winners will be announced at AppSec USA in New York!
Preliminary information can be found here
Keep checking back for frequent updates and news!
GET YOUR CREDITS!
Register to participate in the OWASP Webinar Series. This provides an opportunity to review some of the top security talks AND earn CPE credits!
the Next Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday August 14, 2013.
LIVE - Jack Mannino
Jack Mannino unveils the MAJOR release for GoatDroid
Wednesday August 14
at 10am EDT (Live Webinar)
at 9pm EDT (replay of the Live Webinar)
We want to highlight projects and research! If you have a topic that you would like to present, please submit an abstract here: Contact us
NEW OWASP CHAPTERS
Azerbaijain is located on the Caspian Sea. This chapter will be led by Adil Aliyef, Turgut Mehdiyev, and Niyaz Abbasov.
Bloomington, Indiana is located in the US and is just south of Indianapolis. This chapter will be led by Neil Weitzel.
Are you looking to start a chapter or put some energy into an inactive chapter? Please reach out to us by completing this short information sheet.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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