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OWASP Manchester

Welcome to the Manchester chapter homepage. This UK chapter was started in 2011, having grown out of the successful Leeds_UK chapter.

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Date: Tuesday 17th February 2015

Location: KPMG

Please note that this is a NEW location for the KPMG offices, opposite the library - dont go to the old one!

Registration: Eventbrite (mandatory)

This event is kindly hosted by KPMG, with sponsorship for refreshments from MDSec.

Doors will be open from 18:00, with talks kicking off at 18:30. Please be prompt, as access to the building may be limited after 18:30, and you may miss out on the refreshments!

18:00 Registration

18:25 Introduction

18:30 Talk: PRSSI Quirks - James Kettle

James Kettle is a web security researcher on the Burp Suite team. He will be talking about a prevalent but little-understood web vulnerability, with a real example of a recent 0day in a popular web platform.

19:15 Talk: OWASP ZAP 2.4.0 - Simon Bennetts

ZAP is an OWASP Flagship project and the most active open source web application scanner. Simon is the OWASP ZAP project lead and works for Mozilla as part of their security team. In this talk Simon will give an overview of the new features available in the forthcoming 2.4.0 release.

20:00 Talk: Burp Collaborator - Dafydd Stuttard

Dafydd Stuttard is the creator of Burp Suite and author of The Web Application Hacker's Handbook. He will be talking about a new technique for web testing that will soon be available in Burp Suite, and which will enable the automated and manual discovery of many types of vulnerability that currently elude all but the best penetration testers.

20:45 Networking

This will probably be the only chance this year to hear about both the new features in Burp and ZAP from the respective project leaders, so we expect this event to be very popular - book now!

We plan to hold quarterly events but the precise dates have not been agreed yet.

Please get in touch if you would like to speak at a Manchester event, or can help out in providing facilities, locations, talks or a donation to the cause - we would be delighted to hear from you.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

2014 Dates

8th September

13th May

27th February

2013 Dates

30th April

2012 Dates

11th September

30th May

1st February

2011 Dates

16th November

24th August As part of the Leeds Chapter

22nd June As part of the Leeds Chapter

2010 Dates

8th December As part of the Leeds Chapter

The chapter leaders are:

We are actively seeking more chapter leaders - please get in touch if you would like to become one!

We are looking for organizations to sponsor the Manchester chapter.

You can sponsor the chapter for one year at the following levels:

  • £300 Silver
  • £600 Gold
  • £1200 Platinum

You can also sponsor a meeting by hosting the event or donating £100.

If you are interested in sponsoring the chapter then please get in touch with one of the chapter leaders.

Other related organizations in the Manchester area:

Please get in touch with one of the chapter leaders to get your organization listed here.

And feel free to use the Manchester mailing list to publicise related events.