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The OWASP AppSec Ireland Conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin (map) from September 4th through 6th 2012. There will be training courses on September 4th and 5th followed by plenary sessions on the 6th. This conference, in its 4th consecutive year, is a premier gathering for Information Security leaders, executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders, security architects and lead developers to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives and technology advancements. OWASP events attract a worldwide audience interested in “what’s next”. The conference is expected to draw 300 technologists from Government, Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals.

If you have any questions, please send an email to ireland at

Who Should Attend AppSec Ireland 2012:

  • Application Developers
  • Application Testers and Quality Assurance
  • Application Project Management and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Deputies, Associates and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers, Auditors, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance
  • Security Managers and Staff
  • Executives, Managers, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance
  • IT Professionals Interested in Improving IT Security

How to get to AppSec Ireland?

The OWASP AppSec Ireland Conference takes place in the Hamilton Building in the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin 2.

                                                                                                                              AppSec Ireland Website

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OWASP is currently soliciting training & presentation proposals for the OWASP AppSec Ireland 2012 Conference which will take place at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, on September 4th through September 6th 2012. There will be training courses on September 4th & 5th followed by plenary sessions on September 6th.


In accordance with the broader OWASP mission stemming from the 2011 OWASP Global Summit, AppSec Ireland is working to reflect the move of OWASP towards embracing all facets of Application Security, and not restricting it's content to strictly to the realm of web applications. Therefore we invite all practitioners of application security and those who work with or interact with all facets of application security to submit papers and training proposals to the conference.

Call for Papers

The AppSec Ireland 2012 Conference Committee is seeking presentations in the following subject areas:

  • OWASP Projects
  • Research in Application Security Defense (Defense & Countermeasures)
  • Research in Application Security Offense (Vulnerabilities & Exploits)
  • Web Application Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Government Initiatives & Government Case Studies
  • Effective Case studies in Policy, Governance, Architecture or Life Cycle
  • and other application security topics

Call for Training

The AppSec Ireland 2012 Conference Committee is seeking trainings in the following subject areas:

- Security in Web 2.0, Web Services/XML - Advanced penetration testing - Static analysis for security - Threat modeling of applications - Secure coding practices - Security in J2EE/.NET patterns and frameworks - Application security with ESAPI - OWASP tools in practice

We will look favorably on laboratory-based/hands-on training.

Submission deadline and instructions

Submit papers/training proposals to Submission deadline is Wednesday June 6th 2012. Inquires can be made to ireland at

To submit a paper, you will have to sign up for an EasyChair account at

Please specify in the form whether you are submitting a Training or a Presentation proposal. Eg. Title: "Training - Introduction to Web Application Security"

Special Note only for Training Proposals

To submit your training proposal please fill out the OWASP CFT Proposal document located below and attach it while filling out the online form. Upon acceptance you’ll be requested to fill out the Training Instructor Agreement where you’ll find details on revenue split etc.

OWASP AppSec Ireland 2012 Secure Coding Competition

What’s this about?

OWASP AppSec Ireland 2012 will host a secure coding competition to give you and your friends the chance to test your secure coding skills and challenge other secure coders for the title of AppSec Ireland 2012 Secure Coding Competition (SCC) Champions. The competition is open to everybody and is designed to promote awareness of the benefits of designing and developing secure applications – a skill that all aspiring and accomplished software developers should aim to possess.

Tell me more...

You and your friends will form a team of between 2 and 5 people to design and develop the most secure Java or .NET application based on a web application requirement specification that will be handed out on the morning of the first day of the competition. The onus will be on developing a functioning and usable web application without sacrificing on security. Teams will be scored on functionality, usability, reliability and security.

How will it be judged?

Teams and their finished applications will scored on a number of areas:

  • Short discussion with the esteemed judging panel on design approach and consideration for OWASP Top 10 web application vulnerabilities
  • Demonstration of working functionality as per requirements
  • Automated secure code review using a leading commercial code scanner
  • Automated vulnerability scanning of application using leading commercial application vulnerability scanner

Scoring will be designed to promote both a secure approach to, and implementation of, web applications. We want you to demonstrate that there does not need to be a trade-off between functionality and security.

When is it on?

The competition will be ran over the two training days of the conference on the 4th and 5th of September, with the results and prizes awarded on the day of the presentations, the 6th of September.

What do we need to bring with us?

You are allowed to bring any equipment you want and you can set up a local area network between your team if desired. In order to reflect the realities of the modern constantly connected world, Internet access will be allowed and will be provided. However, abuse of this privilege, such as attempts to plagiarize other applications, could lead to disqualification. Teams will be responsible for providing their own software licenses.

What can I win?

The winning team first and foremost will be showered with the adulation and adoration of the OWASP community. In addition, the winning team will receive a cash prize and goody bags, the inaugural trophy and be crowned OWASP AppSec Ireland 2012 SCC Champions! There will be runner-up prizes and goody bags for second and third place.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to everyone from academic, students, open-source and industry backgrounds. A registration fee of €100 per team is required in order to prevent teams signing up and then not showing up on the day. In some cases this registration fee will be waived - please contact the organising team for details. Due to the time required to run this type of event places will be limited to 10 teams in total.

OK I'm interested. Where can I sign up?

Registration will open shortly.

Who can I contact about this?

Please contact Niall Jordan ( niall.jordan at owasp dot org) or Marian Ventuneac (marian.ventuneac at owasp dot org) for any questions relating to the competition

OWASP is providing sponsors exclusive access to its audience in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland through a limited number of Expo floor slots, providing a focused setting for potential customers.Attendees will be pushed through the Expo floor for breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks giving them direct access to sponsors’ booths and technology.

The conference is expected to draw over 300 international attendees; all with budgets dedicated to web application security initiatives. Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Government, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals will be represented.

Sponsorship opportunities are filling up rapidly. All proceeds from sponsorship support the conference and the mission of the OWASP Foundation (501c3 Not-For-Profit), driving funding for research grants, tools and documents, local chapters, and more.

All sponsorship opportunities feature significant discounts to OWASP members, allowing you year-round access the web application security’s top thinkers as well as use of OWASP materials in product and service delivery.

To find out more about the different sponsorship opportunities please check the document below:

Registration is NOW open!


Registration Fees

Ticket Type Before 4th July After 4th July
Non-Member €140 €165
Active OWASP Member €100 €125
Student €75 €100
Course Fee
1 Day Training €495
2 Day Training €990

Note: To save on processing expenses, all fees paid for the OWASP conference are non-refundable. OWASP can accommodate transfers of registrations from one person to another, if such an adjustment becomes necessary.

* We need some kind of proof of your full-time student status. Either ask your local OWASP chapter leader to vouch for you by email to, or email Kate a scanned image of your student ID (please compress the file size :).

The Morgan Hotel:

Stay in one of the best luxury hotels in Dublin, The Morgan, Design hotel is located in Temple Bar. This 4 star Hotel Dublin offers an oasis of calm in a central location. The hotel’s cool modern interiors, chic design and boutique luxury hotel rooms are all part of an experience designed to pamper guests and breathe new life and style into hotel living.

This city centre Dublin hotel is just a few blocks away from Trinity College, Grafton Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, theatres, shopping, music and nightlife along with proximity to the IFSC, Dublin’s main business district. There is no other 4 star hotel Dublin quite like it!

Stay in the heart of the conference action at a hotel specially discounted for its attendees.

Rooms can be booked by emailing and quoting OWASP.

The contact in reservations is Bernadette Doyle and you could contact her for special requests at the following number: +353 1 643 7000

Special Rates: €130 Bed & Full Irish Breakfast – Single Occupancy €140 Bed & Full Irish Breakfast – Double Occupancy

The Morgan Hotel 10 Fleet st, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Phone: +353 1 6437000 Fax: +353 1 6437060

Trinity College:

Accommodation is also available on the historic campus at Trinity College Dublin, located right in the centre of the city. The bedrooms, many of which have been recently renovated, are excellent value with prices ranging from Euro 55.00 to Euro 100.00 per night. Rooms are serviced daily and continental breakfast is included in room rates.

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Following the success of last year, we are going to host this adrenaline fueled event again!

Kylemore Karting, Ireland’s largest indoor Karting arena, has a choice of three 360 mtr tracks with flyovers, underpasses, hills and banked corners waiting for you.

Race for best time – Race for best crash – Race for fun

This is your chance to sit down, strap in and race for the finish line to “Rev Up” for AppSec Ireland 2012.

The doors open Wednesday 5th September at 7:30pm and there will be transportation available from Dublin city centre.

More info could be found here:

Kylemore Karting Unit 1A, Kylemore Industrial Estate, Killeen Road, Kylemore, Dublin 10

REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET. Please visit URL below to register:


Countdown Challenges -- Free Tickets to Win!

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AppSec Ireland Conference Team

  • Eoin Keary (eoin.keary at
  • Fabio Cerullo (fcerullo at
  • Fiona Walsh (fiona.walsh at
  • Marian Ventuneac (marian.ventuneac at
  • Kate Hartmann (kate.hartmann at
  • Sarah Baso (sarah.baso at
  • Ana Loza (ana.loza at
  • Owen Pendlebury (owen.pendlebury at
  • Niall Jordan (niall.jordan at
  • Federico Feraboli (federico.feraboli at
  • Adrian Hermoso (adrian.hermoso at
  • Claire Woll (claire.woll at
  • Michelle Fagan (michelle.fagan at