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OWASP Atlanta

Welcome to the Atlanta chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are: Tony UcedaVelez, Matt McKeen, Charles Burke, and Dean Saxe


OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is 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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Local News

Latest News

--VerSprite 02:08, 26 July 2009 (UTC) I hope everyone is looking forward to the July 29th meeting in Atlanta as Matt Rose from Fortify will provide some very insightful information on practical app_sec solutions to today's complex problems. Check out the Chapter Meetings tab for the latest info and to RSVP.

Until our next meeting, spread the word on OWASP and get involved. From financial contributions or soliciting sponsorship to your current or former employers, please get involved. Your participation fuels the ongoing success of future events and workshops. Ultimately, all of our efforts benefit the greater Atlanta security community.

Last, put your money where your time is. Support your local chapter with a formal membership to a great non-profit organization aimed to elevate web application security. To contribute to OWASP-Atlanta, go here: <paypal>Atlanta Georgia</paypal>

What? Free Training

I had a chance to meet up with Dr. Johannes Ullrich (SANS) at a recent event he spoke at and he informed me that SANS is providing a free training session in ATL in August, featuring Dr. Eric Cole – lead security instructor for SANS. Spaces are limited but the event is sure to be informative and a great opportunity to socialize OWASP with other security groups in the Atlanta area. Spaces are limited so be sure to lock in a seat at this event in August. If you sign up, please indicate that you will be representing OWASP ATL. The 411 is in the Chapter Meetings tab under Future Meetings.

Call for Case Studies

As many of you know, we are steering OWASP-Atlanta to crank out some meaningful case studies with metrics. As part of the planning that goes into this, we have spoken to a few organizations that have expressed interest in gaining our expertise on an array of security topics that revolve around web application security. On our part, we need to formalize our A-Team in order to see who would be available for which types of case-study genres. If you are interested in partaking on this team, please let me know. You can reach me at tonyuv [at] versprite [dot] com. --VerSprite 19:24, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Staying in Touch

New IRC channel on EFnet called #owasp-atlanta Join us, everyday, all-day in our IRC channel for questions, answers, and discussions.

New OWASP Atlanta Linkedin Group. For those addicted to LinkedIn, we have a group you can further feed your addiction. The OWASP Atlanta Chapter. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1811960&trk=anet_ug_hm

Register for the OWASP Atlanta Mailing List by signing up here: http://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-atlanta

OWASP Atlanta Supporters

Thanks to the following list of official sponsors and supportive organizations for their financial contributions and resource support.

  • Georgia Tech Information Security Center: GTISC logo2.jpg
  • Fortify: Fortify.jpg

2009 OWASP Atlanta Member Survey

The Atlanta OWASP Member Survey has come and gone. Thanks to all those that responded. A subset of the results is shown below in the form of top ranking security topics that members wish to see in 2009. More detailed results will be provided and discussed briefly during our first meeting, April 2nd, 2009. Owasp surv.jpg

Chapter Meetings

Future Meetings

Practical Solutions, Complex Problems in AppSec

WHEN: Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (BYOG - Bring Your Own Grub or outing to follow)

WHERE: http://www.acfug.org/index.cfm?fa=home.meetinglocation&eventid=318

WHO: ALL are welcomed;

RSVP: http://tr.im/owasp_meeting

FORMAT: Presentation Sponsored by Fortify

SPEAKER BIO: Matt Rose is a Software Security Consultant that has 12 years software development and consultancy experience that includes .NET, Java, XML, T-SQL, PL-SQL for companies such as Sun Microsystems, BEA, Thomson Financial, Plumtree Software and Bank of America. This experience includes many customer verticals such as Financial, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Construction, Legal, and DOD. He has led consulting engagements for companies such as EMC, Fidelity, and The US Army.

COST: No costs, but all donations will be accepted as it helps pay for meeting related materials and provisions.

State of the Internet Threat

WHEN: ISSA Atlanta Special Event, SANS Atlanta Omni Hotel, 100 CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia 30303

RSVP: https://portal.sans.org/coins_event.php?eventid=232

WHEN: August 19, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHO: Dr. Eric Cole

ADDITIONAL INFO: Dr. Eric Cole presents overview of latest cyber attack vectors and the current defensive as well as pro-active countermeasures to combat the attackers.

Past Meetings






Atlanta Leadership Meeting 02.26.09

Atlanta OWASP May 2007 Meeting

Atlanta OWASP December 06 Social

Atlanta OWASP April Meeting

Chapter Meeting March 29th 2006

October 26th Meeting

April 27th, Chapter meeting a SUCCESS!

March 30th, 2005

February Meeting

June 2005

Atlanta Georgia OWASP Chapter Leaders

  • Tony UcedaVelez - Chapter Lead
  • Charles Burke - Chapter Lead
  • Dean Saxe - Chapter Lead
  • Matt McKeen - Chapter Lead