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OWASP Atlanta

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Local News

2009 was a great year aimed at re-generating some interest for the OWASP movement. We hope to build on this in 2010 and need some help in doing so. If you have some extra cycles and would like to submit a proposal for speaking or hosting a workshop, please don't hesitate to contact us (see Chapter Leads tab below). This year, we hope to see some new faces and would like to get the year started by talking about the new OWASP Top Ten and how to apply them within your application development, testing, or assessment efforts.

On behalf of the chapter, I would like to solicit your financial support of chapter via a tax deductible membership for a great non-profit organization which aims 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>

Latest News

Our next meeting is on January 28th, 2010. In this meeting, we will cover the latest release of OWASP Top Ten (2010). Please check the Chapter Meetings tab for more information

Staying in Touch

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

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OWASP Atlanta Supporters

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

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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

28th of Jan Meeting

WHAT:: OWASP Top 10 - 2010

WHERE:: nuBridges, U.S. HEADQUARTERS, 1000 Abernathy Road, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328  : Web : Google-Maps

WHEN:: January 28, 2010 6-8pm

WHO:: Tony UcedaVelez, Chapter Lead, Owasp-Atlanta

ABSTRACT:: The OWASP Top Ten provides a powerful awareness document for web application security. The OWASP Top Ten represents a broad consensus about what the most critical web application security flaws are. Project members include a variety of security experts from around the world who have shared their expertise to produce this list. There are currently versions in English, French, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. A Spanish version is in the works. We urge all companies to adopt this awareness document within their organization and start the process of ensuring that their web applications do not contain these flaws. Adopting the OWASP Top Ten is perhaps the most effective first step towards changing the software development culture within your organization into one that produces secure code.

In this meeting, we will discuss the new release of OWASP Top Ten (2010). More details about OWASP Top Ten can be found here:


COST: No costs, but all donations will be accepted as it helps pay for meeting related materials and provisions. Best way to support the chapter is to become a member.

25th of Feb Meeting

WHAT:: Embedded Malicious Javascript


WHEN:: February 25, 2010 6-8pm

WHO:: Nick Chapman, SecureWorks

ABSTRACT:: This talk will cover malicious JavaScript currently being used in the wild. It will start with the big daddy of embedded malicious JavaScript, Asprox, which last year gave rise to panicked headlines like "100,000s of websites compromised" and continuing through more recent samples such as the fake Yahoo Counter and the recent MS09-002 exploits. We will look at attack vectors, obfuscation techniques, and multi-stage delivery systems, and exploits used. This will feature the analysis of several samples harvest from the wilds of the Internet.

Bio: My name is Nick Chapman. I'm a security researcher with the SecureWorks Counter-Threat Unit. Prior to focusing on security issues full time, I worked as both a System Administrator and Network Engineer in the ISP world.


COST: No costs, but all donations will be accepted as it helps pay for meeting related materials and provisions. Best way to support the chapter is to become a member.

Past Meetings

Atlanta Member Meeting 10.13.09

Atlanta Member Meeting 09.15.09

Atlanta Member Meeting 08.17.09

Atlanta Member Meeting 06.03.09

Atlanta Member Meeting 04.25.09

Atlanta Member Meeting 04.02.09

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
  • Charles Burke - Meeting Chairperson
  • Shauvik Roy Choudhary - Marketing Chairperson