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OWASP Atlanta

Welcome to the Atlanta chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Tony UcedaVelez
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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 chapter level supporters for their financial contributions and/ or hosting our chapter meetings in 2011.

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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

May 2011 Meeting

WHAT:: May Chapter Meeting - 'Don't teach developers security'

WHEN:: 19th of May 2011. 6-8pm

WHERE:: Tilted Kilt

WHO:: Caleb Sima (Founder of WebInspect and CEO of Armorize)

ABSTRACT:: (Abstract from speaker) The general message preached for the past couple of years is that developers need to learn security and training developers in security will give us vulnerability-free code. This presentation is will destroy that myth and put forth that this is the WRONG way of creating secure code. It's time to simplify the secure development process.

The attendee will walk away with real and practical knowledge of how to implement and create a secure coding practice that won't take more than a week to become effective. They will understand that it is no longer, nor should it have been, development adapting to security. It's the other way around - they as security can adapt to development and provide real-world practical risk management without impacting the development process. Attendees will also get a demonstration of how technology today is based on remediation/fixing, and no longer focused on detection and alerting.


COST: Free to all. Bring a Friend.

Past Meetings

Apr 2011 - Demystifying WAFs (members from Imperva, Accuvant, WhiteHat Security Presenting)

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

  • Tony UcedaVelez - Chapter Lead
  • Steven Schwartz - Sponsorships Chairperson
  • Cait O'Dell - Communications Chairperson
  • Jon Bango - Partnerships Chairperson