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Cambridge OWASP Chapter Meeting

Tuesday 13th Octover 2015 17:30 – 20:30, Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB003), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Hosted by the Department of Computing & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) East Anglia Branch and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter

Guest speakers: Simit "sid" Siddharth, founder of NotSoSecure Ltd

umit "sid" Siddharth is the founder of NotSoSecure Ltd, a specialist IT security firm delivering high-end IT security consultancy and Training. Prior to NotSoSecure, he worked as Head of Penetration Testing for a leading IT security company in UK. He has more than 10 years of experience in Penetration Testing. Sid has authored a number of whitepapers and tools. He has been a Speaker/Trainer at many security conferences including numerous Black Hat, DEF CON, OWASP Appsec, HITB etc. Sid is also a co-author of the book SQL Injection: Attacks and Defence (2nd edition). Over the years, Sid has identified several critical flaws in leading software and helped fix these bugs. These include products from Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Wordpress etc. He has trained several security consultants/penetration testers and helped them get better at their jobs.

Title : Some neat, new and ridiculous hacks from our vault

If you do pentest for living, then you should be used to compromising applications and networks pretty much on a daily basis. However, each hack is unique and some are more special than others. There are those that help you stay in job, those that keep you awake in night and then there are those that define why we do pentest. In this talk, Sid will share some neat, new and ridiculous hacks which he and his colleagues at NotSoSecure have come across during real life pentest.


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 – 19:45 Simit Siddharth - Some neat, new and ridiculous hacks from our vault

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 LAB002 (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

Tuesday 10th November 2015

Tuesday 8th December 2015 (proposed Internet of Things Security with BCS EA Region)

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Tuesday 8th March 2016

Tuesday 12th April 2016

Date Name / Title Link
10 Feb 2015 Steven van der Baan / Web Application Security Testing with Burp Suite
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