Welcome to the Atlanta chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are: Tony UcedaVelez, Matt McKeen, Charles Burke, and Dean Saxe
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--VerSprite 18:42, 20 August 2009 (UTC) It seems like summer travel got the best of our members schedule last meeting, so we are planning to regroup for an early September meeting. I am trying to still lock down top notch key note speakers for our chapter and have initial conversations with Joe Gersch (Secure64 Computing) and Jeremiah Grossman (Whitehat Security), but nothing concrete. As part of an allure for any speakers to commit, we all have to spread the word on our group's efforts and monthly meets. Do your part by simply spreading the word at work, school, or amongst professional events outside of work.
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. Please note that other chapters have the luxury to charge their members for attending some of their meetings. 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, 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.
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.
Practical Solutions, Complex Problems in AppSec
WHEN: ENCORE PRESENTATION IN EARLY SEPTEMBER - DATE TBD
WHO: ALL are welcomed;
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.
Atlanta Georgia OWASP Chapter Leaders
- Tony UcedaVelez - Chapter Lead
- Charles Burke - Chapter Lead
- Dean Saxe - Chapter Lead