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OWASP Belfast

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OWASP Belfast Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many ways you can help the OWASP Belfast Chapter spread the word about computer security and secure coding. Including the following:

  • If you have a room available to hold a meeting, let us know.
  • Companies can cover the OWASP membership costs of their employees.
  • Supply a speaker on a topic of interest to the OWASP Belfast members, or cover their costs to present.
  • Sponsor food and drink for a session.
  • Further sponsorship can be provided directly to the OWASP Belfast Chapter itself, using the link above. Direct sponsorship allows the OWASP Belfast Board to use the funds as needed to run events.

In return for any sponsorship we can add your company to our list of sponsors on the OWASP Wiki and Meetup sites, and share communications with session attendees. Contact the OWASP Belfast Board (below) for more details.

OWASP Belfast Board

The OWASP Belfast Chapter Leaders are:

About OWASP Belfast

What is OWASP Belfast?

OWASP Belfast is just one of over 100 OWASP Chapters around the world, including 4 in Ireland and 12 in the UK, where people meet to learn about and discuss software security topics. The OWASP organization also has lots of active projects that volunteers can participate in to create code and documents for the worldwide security community. The OWASP Top 10 project is the most famous of those projects.

Who is OWASP Belfast for?

It's for programmers, testers, students, project managers, development managers and security experts to collaborate and drive discussion on application security topics. Participation in the mailing lists and attendance at the OWASP Belfast sessions are free, in fact many of the events will provide food and drinks to attendees.

Why be part of OWASP Belfast?

  • The community organizes sessions where experts from across the industry (and globe) give presentations and seminars about application security topics.
  • Attendance and participation in the community increases knowledge and skills, allowing people to stand out from the crowd.
  • Opportunity to network with other Software Professionals and keep in touch with job opportunities in the region.

Local News

OWASP Belfast Chapter December Session - Tuesday, December 5th 2017

6:30pm @ Liberty IT

Have you got what it takes to be one of Ireland’s most secure coders?

Join the FIRST EVER All-Ireland OWASP Secure Coding Tournament, with venues in Belfast, along with Dublin & Cork. Whether you are eager to prove your web application AppSec knowledge of the OWASP Top 10 ….and watch as you climb to the top of the Leader board or simply want to learn more at your ease about how to code more securely.

Note that this is a practical session - EVERYONE is welcome.

In each challenge, participants will be presented with a series of vulnerable code snippets and will be required to identify the problem, locate the insecure code, and fix the vulnerability. Select from various software languages to complete the tournament, including: Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Ruby on Rails, Python Django & Node.Js.

Watch as you climb to the top of the leaderboard and be crowned a 'Secure Code Warrior.' Prizes will be provided to the top three warriors. Please ensure you come with your laptop fully charged, there will be some charging facilities but it would be better for you to arrive prepared.

To learn more about what to expect during the Tournament and sharpen your skills beforehand, register your account and work through challenges on our Training Mode. Simply, use the link and token key below:

Registration is available in the weeks before the session, we recommend you register before the session starts:

Token Key: 027 549 455 533

Big thanks to Liberty IT for their sponsorship of this session through use of their facilities, as well as providing pizza and drinks during the session.

Sign-up for the OWASP Belfast mailing list for more information about this session, and other security related topics, at