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The OWASP Baltimore Local Chapter meetings are FREE and OPEN to anyone interested in learning more about application security. We encourage individuals to provide knowledge transfer via hands-on training and presentations of specific OWASP projects and research topics and sharing SDLC knowledge.

We the encourage vendor-agnostic presentations to utilize the OWASP Powerpoint template when applicable and individual volunteerism to enable perpetual growth. As a 501(3)c non-profit association donations of meeting space or refreshments sponsorship is encouraged, simply contact the local chapter leaders listed on this page to discuss. Prior to participating with OWASP please review the Chapter Rules.

The chapter is committed to providing an engaging experience for a variety of audience types ranging from local students and those beginning in app-sec, to those experienced and accomplished professionals who are looking for competent collaborators for OWASP-related projects. To this end, we will continue to conduct both monthly chapter meetings as well as out-of-band curricula, on application security topics.

OWASP Baltimore

Welcome to the Baltimore chapter homepage. Come see us at a chapter meeting, join the mailing list, or email us directly.

The chapter leader is Ann Grove. Please feel free to email me. The chapter leaders and mailing list welcome your participation and thoughts.

The group's mailing list is OWASP Baltimore, and its archive can be found at OWASP Baltimore Archives.


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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Recent Meetings

Date Location Topic Speaker More
Dec 5 Zot Inc. AppSec at DevOps Speed and Portfolio Scale Jeff Williams Slides
Nov 7 Unallocated Space OWASP BWA & ZAP Chuck Willis Slides
Sept 3 Zot Inc. OWASP ASVS Dave Wichers Slides
July 11 Unallocated Space Pen Testing Lab + CTF Exercise Brian -
June 6 Aspect Security Good Component Practice Ryan Berg Slides
May 2 SourceFire Inc. Certificate & Public Key Pinning Jeffrey Walton Slides
Apr 4 SourceFire Inc. Meet & Greet / OWASP Overview Shawn Webb -

Next meeting is set for November 12, 2015 at the Barnes & Noble in Columbia Maryland

Local News

OWASP Baltimore is currently seeking corporate sponsors to host meetings. Please contact Michael Hixon if you have resources available for OWASP.

We are also in a drive for membership. If you know someone with an interest in application security, be sure to pass on the chapter contacts! Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.