Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Global OWASP Connector September 10, 2013

 Global OWASP Connector September 10, 2013
 Project Updates
Global Board Elections
Global CTF
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Featured OWASP Project

OWASP Hackademic Challenges Project

The OWASP Hackademic Challenges Project is an open source project that helps you test your knowledge on web application security.  You can use it to actually attack web applications in a realistic but also controllable and safe environment.  The Hackademic Challenges implement realistic scenarios with known vulnerabilities in a safe, controllable environment.  Users can attempt to discover and exploit these vulnerabilities in order to learn important concepts of information security through the attacker's perspective.  Currently, there are 10 web application security scenarios available.

You can choose to start from the one that you find most appealing, although we suggest to follow the order presented.  We intend to expand the available challenges with additional scenarios that involve cryptography, and even vulnerable systems implemented in download-able virtual machines.  Please contact Kostas for more information.

New OWASP Projects


The Purpose of the project is to have a work set with runnable java code that shows secure coding practices in a working way.  Too many times, developers end up at some developer forum where someone asks a question and the solutions (that may be working but not necessarily in a secure way) are copied, and end up in production code.

The project will demonstrate how to implement existing solutions leveraging on existing material from the OWASP community.  For more information, please contact the project leader Maarten Mestdagh

Project Announcements

Meet our new Grants and Fundraising Intern!

Recently, the OWASP Foundation has enjoyed an increase in grant and fundraising opportunities.
The Grants and Fundraising Internship opportunity was created to not only assist with the increased workload, but to help the successful candidate gain more experience in grant research, writing, and planning for a global non-profit organization.   After interviewing several candidates, we have finally made our selection.  Please join me in welcoming our new Grants and Fundraising Intern, Kait Disney-Leugers.  Please contact Samantha Groves if you have any questions about our grant work.


Review the Candidates
Review the Election Timeline

September 30 is the last day to purchase/renew your membership or to apply for an honorary membership to be able to vote in this year's election


Review the Nominees


Global Capture The Flag Competition is LIVE!!!!!!!

Are you ready for the First Global CTF?  The Irish Honeynet project:  @honeyn3t, in cooperation with OWASP have built a CTF designed to engage first time CTF players while also challenging the experienced.  Places for the games are limited - and you must register to play.

The competition will run now until the end of September.  The winners will be announced and recognized during AppSec USA 2013 in New York, NY.

The purpose of the games is to provide an environment for people to have fun and learn about security!

Read more about the Global CTF Here
Register for the Global CTF Here

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We are sorry to inform that, unfortunately, due to the low attendance, the AppSec LATAM 2013 has been cancelled.  Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact us at AppSecLatam2013@owasp.org.

AppSec USA 2013 - Simple Banner
OWASP AppSec USA 2013

Potential Sponsors - take note - the deadline to take advantage of preferred both selection is this Friday - September 13, 2013
Secure your space here

Click Here for the full schedule of Talks and Training Classes


OWASP New Zealand Day 2013 - Sept 11-12; Auckland, New Zealand
LASCON 2013 - Oct 24-25, Austin, TX


OWASP Webinar Series


Register to participate in the OWASP Webinar Series.  This provides an opportunity to review some of the top security talks AND earn CPE credits!

 Wednesday September 11, 2013. 
LIVE - Ken Johnson
Rails Goat Project Webinar
RailsGoat project provides training for developers and security professionals - all specific to the Ruby on Rails framework

10am EDT (Live Webinar)
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at 9pm EDT (replay of the Live Webinar)
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Wednesday September 25, 2013. 
LIVE - Josh Sokol
SimpleRisk Webinar
SimpleRisk is an open source tool designed to help better manage and facilitate enterprise risk management.

10am EDT (Live Webinar)
smaller register
9pm EDT (replay of the Live Webinar)

smaller register

Wednesday October 9, 2013. 
LIVE - Global Board Candidate Question and Answers

Interactive question and answer format for the Global Foundation Board Candidates.  Facilitated by Kelly Santalucia

at 10am EDT
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9pm EDT
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Wednesday November 6, 2013. 
LIVE - Kiran Karnad
OWASP Top Ten & Burp
information and registration coming soon

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

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