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Call for Speakers

OWASP Qatar Chapter is looking for speakers for its next meeting that will be held on Wednesday 26th April 2017. For participation in OWASP Qatar meeting, kindly send email to chapter leaders.


Bypassing Malware Detection Mechanisms in Online Banking 23rd Feb 2016

By: Jakub Kaluzny

Speaker's Bio: Jakub is a Senior IT Security Consultant at SecuRing and performs penetration tests of high-risk applications, systems and devices. He was a speaker at many international IT Security conferences: OWASP AppSec EU, BlackHat Asia, PHdays, Zeronights, HackInTheBox AMS, as well at local events. Previously working for European Space Agency and internet payments intermediary. Apart from testing applications, he digs into proprietary network protocols, embedded devices and other enterprise solutions.

WHEN Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (AST) WHERE Ministry of Transportation and Communication - Al-Nasr Tower- B. Mezzanine Floor . Cournich Street

More info can be found here: [1]


OWASP Security Professionals Gathering!

The presentations we had were as follows:

  • Building Your Own DNS Log Analysis Data Pipeline - Mohammed Makhlouf
  • Social Engineering Tricks - Michael Hendrickx
  • Cyber Security Laws in Qatar - Samer Allabban
  • How did I hack Facebook, Google and Twitter - Ebrahem Hegazy
  • Cross Browser Attack - Khaled AlHawasli and Michael Hendrickx [resources will be published here soon]

WHEN Monday, November 23, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (AST) WHERE InterContinental Doha The City - Off Al Wahda Road,West Bay,Doha, Doha Doha QA


June 2013: The second meeting of 2013 was held on 27th June 2013 at ictQATAR, Al- Nasser Tower- B, 3rd Floor. Topic of Discussion: Secure Sessions. Agenda: Opening, Introduction to Session Management - Dana Al-Abdulla , OWASP Qatar Chapter Leader

Changes to OWASP top 10 (2013)- Tarun Gupta, Crisis Management Section Manager, CS/ictQATAR

Secure Credentials - Zouhier Abdulla, Sr. Risk Specialist, CS/ictQATAR

Securing the channel with TLS - Tarkay Jamaan, Jr. Pentesting Specialist, CS/ictQATAR

For viewing the presentations, please visit :

March 2013: The first meeting of 2013 was held on 19th Mar 2013 at ictQATAR, Al- Nasser Tower- B, 3rd Floor.

Topic of Discussion: "GIA Policy- An Introduction for the Developer community”. given by: Samir Pawaskar, Policy and Compliance Section Manager at ictQatar


December 2012: December 2012 meeting was held on 23rd December 2012 at ictQATAR, Al- Nasser Tower- B, Mezzanine floor.

Topic of discussion : "Implementing a comprehensive application security program”. By Taufiq Ali Sunasra, Network Intelligence (NII).

The meeting was followed by 3-day course: "Advanced Web Application Security"

September 2012: Fall 2012 Qatar OWASP Forum was held on Thursday, 20 September at the W Doha Hotel and Residences.


Jason Lam, Senior Security Analyst - SANS Institute. “Defending Web Applications: Going Back to First Principles”

Thierry Sans, Assistant Professor - Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar,. “You have installed what?”

Firosh Ummer -Paladion. "Application Security Trends: Leanings from the trenches"

K K Mookhey -Network Intelligence. "From SQL Injection to Pwning the Enterprise"

For viewing the presentations, please visit :

February 2012 OWASP Qatar Chapter meeting was held on 20th February,2012 at Qatar University.

This meeting was followed by 2-day course "Assessing and Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF" given by: Justin Searle.

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