OWASP Bay Area
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OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is and open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.
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Geographic Area of Bay Area Chapter
The 'Bay Area' is actually the San Francisco Bay Area in California, which is near other large towns that are across the bay from San Francisco such as Berkeley and Oakland, and south of San Francisco are San Mateo, Palo Alto, and the whole San Jose area. Currently, the Bay Area OWASP Chapter covers this whole geographic region.
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Submit your talk now for an upcoming OWASP Bay Area Chapter Meeting
Notes about OWASP presentations
OWASP presentations are geared for a technical audience. We are particularly interested in new approaches to tackling application security problems, defensive techniques for new technology in the application security space and lessons learned from developers and security professionals tackling application security. Please consider a wide breadth of topic areas and we can discuss if they should be tailored in a particular direction for the OWASP audience.
OWASP chapter presentations must not be sales pitches and must adhere to a vendor neutral approach to the topic.
RSS of all public bay area events (it only contains the next event so don't worry if it's empty when you subscribe)
About Presentation Events
Presentation events will feature 1 or more speakers discussing application security. These events will include a networking session, with drinks and food, before and after the event.
About OWASP Social Hours
The purpose of the OWASP social gathering is:
- Informal security chat - the benefits of "hallway con" and security talk with others in the industry
- Networking - meet other people in the field and industry
- After work drinks - a nice break after a long work day
Note: These events won't have any formal presentations. They're meant to be social gatherings to meet others in the industry and chat about security. Check our quarterly OWASP Bay Area schedule for the security presentation events. https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Bay_Area
Is your organization interested in hosting an OWASP social hour in the bay area (San Francisco, South Bay, East Bay)? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Event -- May 2014 - Redwood City @ Evernote
OWASP Social Hour in San Francisco hosted by Evernote
- Thursday, May 8, 2014
Evernote, 305 Walnut St Redwood City, CA 94063
10 minute walk from caltrain
5:30-6:15 pm - Networking with Drinks & Food
6:15-6:45 : Speaker
7:00-7:30 : Speaker
7:30-8:00 : More food, drink, and security "hallway con"
- Arshad Noor - CTO, StrongAuth
- Rich Tener - Director of Security, Evernote
Arshad is the CTO of StrongAuth, Inc., an Enterprise Key Management solutions provider since 2001. He is the creator of the industry's first open-source enterprise key-management software (StrongKey) and a contributor of FOSS-crypto-tools (CSRTool, CryptoEngine) over the years. He is a prolific writer and speaker on the subject of data-security. More details on Arshad are available at linkedin.com
Can you do cryptographic key-management in the public cloud? (No, you can't). Can you host web-applications in the public cloud without userid/passwords to your application, or without SSL/TLS? (Yes, you can). Is there a better way of designing your web-applications so you can use public clouds safely while complying with data-security regulations anywhere? (Yes, there is).
Rich is a security practitioner with experience in a wide range of security disciplines. He's helped companies assess security weaknesses and materialize risk on the offensive side and build and execute programs to protect on the defensive side. He drives practical, effective security guidance that balances business needs with mitigating risk. He's held roles and demonstrated success ranging from deeply technical as an individual contributor to highly strategic in senior management. more info on linkedin.com
Rich will talk about the evolution of security at a startup and lessons learned when building a security team from the ground up.
OWASP does not endorse or recommend commercial products or services, allowing our community to remain vendor neutral with the collective wisdom of the best minds in software security worldwide.
March 2014 - San Francisco @ Stripe
OWASP Social Hour in San Francisco - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014
Hosted by Stripe
Feb 2014 - San Jose @ Jillians
OWASP Developer Training & Social Hour - Monday 2/24/2013 Hosted by OWASP at Jillian's Billiards Club
Feb 2014 - Special Free Training Event
OWASP is hosting a special security boot camp for all RSA attendees and local developers. The training is recommended for developers who want to learn more about securing their code as well as security professionals who want to become acquainted with the latest web vulnerabilities.
Presented by Jim Manico and Eoin Keary, this intensive boot camp focuses on the most common web application security problems, including aspects of both the OWASP Top Ten and the MITRE Top 25. The course will introduce and demonstrate application assessment techniques, illustrating how application vulnerabilities can be exploited so students really understand how to avoid introducing such vulnerabilities in their code and understand fixes.
Jan 2014 - San Jose @ F5
OWASP Social Hour in San Jose - Wednesday 1/22/2013 Hosted by F5
Dec 2013 - San Francisco @ Twilio
OWASP Social Hour in San Francisco - Thursday 12/19/2013 Hosted by Twilio
Nov 2013 - San Francisco @ LendingClub
OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View - Wednesday 11/6/13 Hosted by LendingClub
Sept 2013 - Mt View @ Shape Security
OWASP Social Hour in Mountain View - Wednesday 9/25/13 Hosted by Shape Security
July 2013 - Berkeley @ University of Berkely
OWASP Presentation Meeting
- An Empirical Study of Vulnerability Rewards Programs, Devdatta Akhawe
- "Putting Your Robots to Work", Twitter Security Team