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OWASP Atlanta

Welcome to the Atlanta chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Tony UcedaVelez


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

Great few meetings thus far in 2011 with many more cool things to come. Part of what is on deck is virtual meetings, more workshops, and web application security pros who know how to get to the detail of issues that matter most.

We are trying to reach out to more developers, quality assurance engineers, and software architects so if you have colleagues in those areas, please invite them to come. For next meeting information, please visit the Chapter Meetings tab and RSVP in the link provided.

Staying in Touch

There is an OWASP Atlanta Linkedin Group. For those addicted to LinkedIn, we have a group you can further feed your addiction. The OWASP Atlanta Chapter.

The Atlanta mailing list provides a low volume update to monthly events and also allows for members to post questions related to challenges in using and adopting OWASP related material/ tools. To join the Atlanta Mailing List, please sign up here:

Becoming a Member or Sponsor

On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to solicit your financial support of our chapter via a tax deductible membership for OWASP as a great non-profit organization which aims to elevate web application security. We hope that you find historical and future meetings to be of value and show support via a member based contribution.

To contribute to OWASP-Atlanta, sign up as an individual member, or support us as a corporate sponsor, please visit: If you are already a member, please don't forget to renew your membership!! The same link will serve both purposes.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Thanks to the following list of supportive organizations for their financial contributions and/ or hosting our chapter meetings.

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2011 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 2011. Owasp surv2011.jpg

Chapter Meetings

Future Meetings

April 2011 Meeting

WHAT:: April Chapter Meeting - Demystifying WAFS with Imperva, Accuvant and WhiteHat Security

WHEN:: 21th April 2011. 6-8pm

WHERE:: Tilted Kilt

WHO:: Multiple Speakers from Imperva, Accuvane & WhiteHat Security



Web Application Firewalls. These three words bring about intense feelings of A) love or B) hate. There is no C. Why does the security community suffer bi-polar disorder for one of the most widely adopted application security technologies? Today, the WAF market exceeds $200M in market size with tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Devin Ramga, Devin Ramga, Security expert and WAF proponent, will discuss why WAFs are an essential component of a sophisticated security strategy. Mr. Ramga will address common use cases covering compliance as well as the WAFs role in secure development lifecycles.


One of the most commonly overlooked components of a Web Application Infrastructures are the databases. Arguably, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server are the most commonly used commercial databases in the enterprise today. In this short presentation we'll explore some of the most common vulnerabilities found in these two databases, and their impact on your web application infrastructure.

WhiteHat Security:

Organizations must develop a strategy for website risk management and WhiteHat Security recognizes the value of product integration to provide total website security. An integration of a WAF with WhiteHat Sentinel detects and defends website vulnerabilities much more efficiently, and resolves the disconnect between compliance intentions and actual security. With virtual patching, the entire industry is brought to a new level of website protection, with extreme accuracy and efficiency – delivering rapid identification and immediate repair of vulnerabilities. The end result is total website security.


COST: Free to all.

May 2011 Meeting

WHAT:: May Chapter Meeting -


WHERE:: Tilted Kilt

WHO:: Caleb Sima

ABSTRACT:: Caleb will speak on a hotly debated topic of why not to teach developers security. More details TBD


COST: Free to all. Bring a Friend.

Past Meetings

Mar 2011 - Online Privacy (Samy Kamkar)

Feb 2011 - Separated by a Common Language (Business-Geek Communication)

Jan 2011 - OWASP Tool Medley

Dec 2010 - December Social Event

Oct 2010 - Rapid Development of Web Security Tools using SpiderSense

Sep 2010 - Search Engine Hacking

Aug 2010 - OWASP Guided Tour & Using the O2 Platform

Jun 2010 - Security Six Flags Outing

May 2010 - Clubbing WebApps with Botnets

Mar 2010 - Panel on Static & Dynamic Analysis for Web Apps

Feb 2010 - Embedded Malicious JavaScript

Feb 2010 - DNS Security

Jan 2010 - Owasp Top 10

Oct 2009 - Security Religions & Risk Windows (Jeremiah Grossman)

Sept 2009 - Securing WebServices

Aug 2009 - ISSA Event

June 2009 - OWASP LIVE CD Workshop

Apr 2009 - Filter Evasion Techniques (Workshop)

Apr 2009 - Chapter Rebirth meeting

Atlanta ISACA OWASP Meeting 03.27.09

Atlanta Leadership Meeting 03.05.09

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