Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OWASP Global Connector October 22, 2013

Global OWASP Connector - October 22, 2013

2013 Project Summit

On November 18-21, OWASP will be hosting the 2013 Project Summit in tandem with this year's AppSec USA in New York City.  This 4 day, hands on experience is open to all conference attendees.  Project Leaders will be showcasing their projects and collaborating with attendees on enhancements and tasks.  While the sessions are open to all, registration is requested.

Sessions begin Monday, November 18 and will run through Thursday, November 21.  A complete schedule of sessions, topics, and activities as well as links to sign up to participate can be found on the conference schedule site.

NEW OWASP Projects

OWASP Vulnerable Web Applications Directory Project

The OWASP Vulnerable Web Applications Directory (VWAD) Project is a comprehensive and well maintained registry of all known vulnerable web applications currently available.  These vulnerable web applications can be used by web developers, security auditors, and penetration testers to put in practice their knowledge and skills during training sessions (and especially afterwards), as well as to test at any time the multiple hacking tools and offensive techniques available, in preparation for their next real-world engagement.For more information, please contact the project leaders, Simon Bennetts and Raul Siles.

New Project Releases

OWASP Mantra-OS, released their "Cannon" beta.  The virtual-core now creates a complete sandbox.  It contains lxc, libvirt, kvm, libxen, libmacho, and vzctl.  Additionally, the leaders are happy to report that further development made with libdispatch, liblightning, and libjit, makes it extreamly fast.

Download Here

For more information, please contact the project leader, Gregory Disney.  

Message from Project Leader, Jim Manico:  Authentication Cheating

I'm in the process of doing an edit-pass of the OWASP Cheat Sheet series.  I'd like to start with authentication.  A lot has changed since we first authored the Cheat Sheets.  Would anyone like to take a stab at refreshing and updating this page?  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jim Manico.

New Support email is now available.  To reach a staff member, email:  support@owasp.org

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OWASP AppSec USA 2013

Full Schedule of Keynotes, Panels, Conference Talks and Classes

Amazing line up of activities including:  OWASP Project Summit, Lockpick Village, 2 CTFs, 3k for Charity, and Open Mic Sessions

Sponsor opportunities - Table sponsorships are FULL, but if you want to get involved, there are still a few options available.  Pleace contact us ASAP!

Save the Date ...

2014 Global Conference Schedule:

AppSec APAC 2014 - March 17-20, Tokyo, Japan
AppSec EU - June 23-26, Cambridge, UK
AppSec USA - September 15-18, Denver, CO

Local and Regional Events

LASCON 2013 - Oct 24-25, Austin, TX

Houston November Mini-Con - Nov 15, Houston, TX

OWASP BeNeLux - Nov 28-Nov 29, Netherlands

BASC 2013 - Dec 14, Cambridge, MA

AppSec California 2014 - Jan 27-Jan 28, Santa Monica, CA - CFP Open until November 15, 2013 - Submit your talk!

Partner and Promotional Events

RSA Conference Europe 2013 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 29-31
BSidesDFW 2013 - Dallas, TX, November 2
Atak i Obrona (attack & Defense) 2013 - Poland, November 26
Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2013 - Orlando, FL, December 4-5 - OWASP Members receive a 10% discount by using discount code:  CSA13/OWASP


Thank you to our Newest Corporate Member

Software Assurance Marketplace

Thank you to our Renewed Corporate Members


Media Partner

Information Security Buzz


The Voting Process is now underway.  All eligible voters would have already received their ballot via email.  Voting is OPEN until October 25, 2013


The WASPY (web application security persons of the year) Awards are funded soley by our sponsors.  Thank you to Qualys for generously supporting the 2013 awards as a Platinum Sponsor.  If you are interested in sponsoring the awards, please contact us.

Corporate sponsors AND Chapter sponsors are encouraged to participate

Voting is underway NOW



OWASP Webinar Series

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Live - Jason Johnson, Project leader - OWASP Hive Project:  Welcome to the Grid

Jason will walk us through the OWASP Hive Project - the HIVE project started out as an idea for a learning platform created by using some small, capable pc to do our bidding - now look at the progress!

10 am EDT

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9 pm EDT

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Wednesday November 6, 2013

Live - Kiran Karnan, Project Leader - OWASP Top Ten & BURP

Kiran will demonstrate the Top Ten using BURP

10 am EDT

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9 pm EDT

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Wednesday December 4, 2013

Live - Abbas Naderi, Project leader - OWASP PHP Security Project

Abbas will demonstrate the existing and planned features of his project

10 am EDT

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9 pm EDT

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The Global Webinar Series wants to feature your Project.  Please contact Kate Hartmann or Samantha Groves to schedule your project webinar.

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