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OWASP Birmingham, UK

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30th August at 18:30


Birmingham Science Park Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB, UK


SC magazine rising star award winner David Rook will be back in Birmingham to give this months first talk. Details will be posted soon.

Jamie Riden will be giving a short talk on web application honeypots, from history to current work and how they can be of use in researching current techniques of attackers, and in protecting web servers from exploitation even in the face of programming failures.

The talk will include a live demo of a honeypot

Jamie is a published security researcher, specifically in the field of honeypots. He is an active member of the Honeynet Project, having helped set up the current incarnation of the Project's web server, and has supervised students for various honeypot-related projects for the Google Summer of Code.

He has published several articles on the subject of honeypots, intrusion detection and incident response. He has contributed signatures to the community Snort signature project, and has written portions of code for the open source IDS, Suricata


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August 30th 2012 Venue:Birmingham Science Park

December 2012 Venue:TBC