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OWASP Madison, Wisconsin

Welcome to the Madison, Wisconsin chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Lance Rudolph.
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Local News

We have a new meeting location and date. The Brass Ring at 701 E Washington Ave Madison WI. We will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm to 5:00pm. We always look forward to seeing new faces so if you have even a slight interest, please stop by. We always have time in our meetings for open discussion so if you want to bounce ideas off of other people stop in and chat.

Next Meeting

April  3rd 3:00pm      Brass Ring 701 E Washington Ave Madison WI
Agenda: Mitre Attack Framework and how it can be used to gage total vulnerability to an attack.
We will be introducing the Mitre Attack framework and demonstrating how it can be used as a basic view of the overall security of an environment. We will pay special attention to how app security fits into the framework.

Future meetings

May 1st    Topic: Blockchain
June 5th   Topic: Dependency Checker
July  No Meeting
August No Meeting
Sept topic yet to be determined

Past Meetings

March 6th Meeting

 Brass Ring 701 E Washington Ave Madison WI
 Containers 101
 What are Containers
 How can they be used
 How they can be secured

January Meeting

Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub, 1262 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison WI 53717
Tentative last Wednesday of January 3:00 to 5:00PM
Agenda WebLogic vulnerability that allowed crypto-miners into systems

November 2017 Meeting

Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub, 1262 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison WI 53717
November 29 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM
Back by popular demand, we will work through the lessons in security Shepherd.  This was a fun way to work together to learn different  ways to use ZAP, and to learn about different vulnerabilities.  
If you are a beginner, come and learn in a fun friendly atmosphere.  If you are highly experienced, come and learn other ways to test things, or share what you know.
We will also have an update on our project to build a chrome version of the Selenium IDE.
Come for the cheese curds, stay for the hacking.

October 2017 Meeting

Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub, 1262 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison WI 53717
October 25 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
We will go over the OWASP Security Shepherd project, and in doing so will do some hacking.  I will have a couple of PC for people to follow along if they wish, and feel free to bring your own laptop.
Second on the Agenda will be working on the Selenium IDE for Chrome.
Snacks will be provided.

September 2017 Meeting

Sprecher's  Restaurant and Pub, 1262 john Q Hammons Dr, Madison Wi 53717
Sept 27 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Drew will go over some pen test results
Review an IIS hardening guide.

June 2017 Meeting Tentative
We are tentatively going to have a demonstration on how to buffer overflow an application. Following the buffer overflow, the next step is to build a working exploit
May 2017 meeting
Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub, 1262 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison, WI 53717
May 31 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
We will have a demonstration of the SWAMP static code review program.
Our first meeting in a long time will be held at:
Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub, 1262 John Q Hammons Dr, Madison, WI 53717
on April 26 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
This will be the first meeting of the chapter in a while, so we will have a hands on introduction to ZAP, bring a laptop that can run a VM if you  want to follow along, and we will determine what topics we will want in the upcoming meetings.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.