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Cambridge OWASP Chapter Meeting

Tuesday 10th February 2015 17:30 – 20:30, Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB003), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Hosted by the Department of Computing & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter

Guest speakers: Steven van der Baan

Steven is a passionate Security Consultant and Software Architect, with a broad history in software development and architecture. He is currently a Principle Security Consultant with 7Safe/PA Consulting. Steven has a varied background in developing complex systems, mainly in Java. He has the capability to analyse problems and provide sound advice on possible solutions. He can also design a solution that fits the wishes of the client.

In his daily work, Steven is responsible for education in application security matters, advice and implementation of application security measures, performing code and design review and executing web-application security assessments. Steven started as a Core Java developer, grew into the role of Software architect and then made the transfer to application security. Steven has the ISC2, OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) and Java certifications.

Steven is currenty Project manager of the OWASP Capture the Flag (CTF) project.

Title : Web Application Security Testing with Burp Suite

Ever wondered how tools like Burp Suite are used by penetration testers and software security testers to evaluate the robustness of enterprise web applications?

Steven van der Baan will be running a workshop on how to use Burp Suite to find vulnerabilities in a variety of web application scenarios. Using “Capture the Flag” scenario’s which have been successfully deployed at both OWASP AppSec and other information security conferences and guidance from the speaker, you will have the opportunity to experience the tools first hand.

Bring along your laptop (and a wireless card) with Burp Suite installed (potentially this could be part of Kali Live CD, USB or running as a VM)----


17:30 – 17:45 Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian Winckles, Course Leader in Information Security & Forensic Computing, Anglia Ruskin University

17:45 – 19:15 Web Application Security Testing with Burp Suite – Steven van der Baan

19:15 – 19:30 Q & A – Further meetings and ideas.

19:45 – 20:30 Refreshments & Networking (coffee, tea, juice) in LAB006


To register for this free event, please register online here

The conference will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB003 (Breakout Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).

Please enter through the Helmore Building and ask at reception.

Meeting Location

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge Campus

East Road



Get further information on travelling to the university.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

Planned dates for upcoming events

10 February 2015

17 March 2015

21 April 2015

Date Name / Title Link
2 December 2014 Colin Watson / OWASP Cornucopia
21 October 2014 Eireann Leverett presentation
1st April 2014 Ian Glover (CREST) / Overview of the CREST activities to professionalise the industry.
Yiannis Chrysanthou (KPMG) / Modern Password Cracking
Damien King (KPMG) / Filename Enumeration with TildeTool
12th November 2013 Paul Cain / Tracking Data using Forensics
12th November 2013 James Forshaw/ The Forger's Art: Exploiting XML Digital Signature Implementations presentation
5th March 2013 Sarantis Makoudis / Android (in)Security presentation
5th March 2013 Nikhil Sreekumar / Power On, Powershell presentation