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Boston Application Security Conference 2010 --- FREE
Local Chapter Information --- Our Seventh Year
The chapter shipping/mailing address is:
OWASP Boston 35 Wachusett Dr Lexington, MA. 02421
We usually meet the FIRST WEDNESDAY of EVERY MONTH (Unless a speaker can only present another night), 6:30 to 9 pm.
Everyone is welcome to come to any meeting, there is no signup or joining criteria, just come if it sounds interesting. Feel free to sign up to the OWASP Boston mailing list. This list is very low volume (2 - 3 emails/month); it is used to remind people about each monthly meeting, inform about local application security events and special chapter offers.
Information for meeting updates about this and other Boston area user groups can also be found at BostonUserGroups.
The Boston OWASP Chapter meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month ( Unless a speaker can only present another night), 6:30 pm at the Microsoft offices at the Waltham Weston Corporate Center, 201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor Waltham, MA.
From Rt. 128 North take exit 26 toward Waltham, East up the hill on Rt. 20. From Rt 128 South take exit 26 but go around the rotary to get to 20 East to Waltham. Follow signs for Rt. 117 (left at the second light). When you get to 117 turn left (West). You will cross back over Rt. 128. Jones Rd. (look for the Waltham Weston Corporate Center sign) is the second left, at a blinking yellow light, on Rt. 117 going west about 0.1 miles from Rt. 128 (I95). The office building is at the bottom of Jones Rd. Best parking is to turn right just before the building and park in the back. Knock on the door to get the security guard to open it. The room is MPR C.
Thursday May 26
Topic - A Web-Application Architecture for Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing
Location - Microsoft Waltham (201 Jones Rd., Sixth Floor Waltham, MA)
Presenter - Arshad Noor, StrongAuth
The emergence of cloud-computing as an alternative deployment strategy for IT systems presents many opportunities, yet challenges traditional notions of data-security. The fact that data-security regulations are developing teeth, leaves information technology professionals perplexed on how to take advantage of cloud-computing while proving compliance to regulations for protecting sensitive information.
This presentation presents an architecture for building the next generation of web-applications. This architecture allows you to leverage emerging technologies such as cloud-computing, cloud-storage and enterprise key-management (EKM) to derive benefits such as lower costs, faster time-to-market and immense scalability with smaller investments - while proving compliance to PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH and similar data-security regulations.
Arshad Noor is the CTO of StrongAuth, Inc, a Silicon Vally-based company that specializes in enterprise key management. He is the designer and lead-developer of StrongKey, the industry's first open-source Symmetric Key Management System, and the KeyAppliance - the industry's first appliance combining encryption, tokenization, key-management and a cryptographic hardware module at an unprecedented value. He has written many papers and spoken at many forums on the subject of encryption and key-management over the years.
Wednesday May 4 --- POSTPONED. Date and Venue TBD
Topic – Secure Application design and Coding
Presenter - Josh Abraham, Rapid 7
Past Meeting Notes
Ed Adams Security Innovation -- the new OWASP Exams Project and the work being done by the OWASP Academies Working Group
Josh Abraham, Rapid 7
Owning the world, one mobile app at a time, and web services pen testing.
Rob Cheyne, CEO of Safelight Security -
Security Leadership series: Delivering a successful security presentation
Application Architecture Security Assessment - Second session
Rob Cheyne, CEO SafeLight Security Advisors
Open SAMM – Software Assurance Maturity Model
Shakeel Tufail is the Federal Practice Manager at Fortify, an HP company.
Rob Cheyne, CEO SafeLight Security Advisors Overview: In this highly interactive two-part workshop, Rob Cheyne of Safelight Security will show you the basics of conducting a real-world architecture & design review. This workshop draws from Safelight's Security Architecture Fundamentals training course, a two-day course frequently used to teach Fortune 500 companies how to look at their system architectures from both the hacker's and the designer’s point of view.
Lightning Talk – Rob Cheyne, CEO Safelight Security Advisors In this installment of the Safelight lightning talks series, Rob will present the basics of a Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF).
Main Presentation - Drive-by Pharming with MonkeyFist
Joey Peloquin - Director of Application Security, Fishnet Security
Rob Cheyne Lightning Talk - topic to be announced
Main Presentation - Ryan Barnett The Web Hacking Incident Database (WHID) is a Web Application Security Consortium project dedicated to maintaining a list of web applications related security incidents. Ryan Barnett is director of application security research at Breach Security where he leads Breach Security Labs.
Rob Cheyne Lightning Talk - SQL Injection
Vinnie Liu - Data Exposure, New Approaches to Open Source Intelligence Techniques, and Incident Handling
Dan Hestad Security Innovation Dan will be talking about his experiences with PCI and web applications, and answering questions about do's and don'ts of acceptable PCI practices in web applications.
Zack Lanier - Disclosure Samsara, or "the endless vulnerability disclosure debate"
http://n0where.org/talks/samsara_20100310.pdf (very large PDF)
Rob Cheyne of Safelight Security Advisors; New Technology, Same Old Vulnerabilities
January 2010 at Microsoft NERD, Cambridge
Josh Abraham, Rapid 7 Technologies
Eric Bender, Cenzic
Jim Weiler, Sr. Mgr. Information Security, Starwood Hotels - Web Application Vulnerability Scanners
Mush Hakhinian, Leader, Application Security Practice, IntraLinks - Secure coding with no money down using SONAR: unleashing the power of open-source code analysis tools
Paul Schofield, Senior Security Engineer, Imperva - From Rivals to BFF: WAF & VA Unite
September 2009 at CORE Technologies, Boston
Paul Asadoorian, Pauldotcom.com
Alex Horan, CORE Security
Joey Peloquin, Fishnet Security, Secure SDLC: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly presentation pdf
Sabha Kazerooni, Security Compass - Exploit Me tools; Framework Level Threat Analysis
Meeting Pizza Sponsor - Arcot
Arcot is a leader in online fraud prevention, strong authentication and eDocument security. Arcot's solutions are easily deployed, low-cost and extremely scalable, allowing organizations to transparently protect their users from fraud without changing user behavior or requiring expensive hardware.
Arcot can be contacted thru Michael Kreppein, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-467-5200
Brian Holyfield, Gothem Digital Science
Tamper Proofing Web Applications http://www.gdssecurity.com/l/b/2008/12/04/
Jeremiah Grossman; Founder and CTO, Whitehat Security
Main Topic - Business Logic Flaws: How they put your Websites at Risk
Chris Eng; Senior Director, Security Research, Veracode
Description – Attacking crypto in web applications
Scott Matsumoto; Principal Consultant, Cigital
Description – You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto – Talking to Developers about Application Security
Tom Mulvehill Ounce Labs
Description – Tom will share his knowledge and expertise on implementing security into the software development life cycle. This presentation will cover how to bring practicality into secure software development. Several integration models will be explored as well as solutions for potential obstacles
George Johnson, Principal Software Engineer EMC; CISSP
An Introduction to Threat Modeling.
Day of Worldwide OWASP 1 day conferences on the topic "Privacy in the 21st Century"
Tool Talk - Jim Weiler - WebGoat and Crosssite Request Forgeries
Danny Allan; Director, Security Research, Watchfire
Topic: Exploitation of the OWASP Top 10: Attacks and Strategies
Jeremiah Grossman, CTO Whitehat Security: Top 10 Web Application Hacks of 2006
Dave Low, RSA the Security Division of EMC: encryption case studies
Mike Gavin, Forrester Research: Web Application Firewalls
Imperva - Application and Database Vulnerabilities and Intrusion Prevention
Jim Weiler - Using Paros Proxy Server as a Web Application Vulnerability tool
Dennis Hurst; SPI Dynamics: A study of AJAX Hacking
Jim Weiler; OWASP Boston: Using Paros HTTP proxy, part 1. first meeting with all demos, no powerpoints!
Mateo Meucci; OWASP Italy Anatomy of 2 web attacks
Tom Stracener; Cenzic Web Application Vulnerabilities
Ron Ben Natan; Guardium CTO Database Security: Protecting Identity Information at the Source
David Low, Senior Field Engineer: RSA Practical Encryption
Paul Galwas, Product Manager: nCipher Enigma variations: Key Management controlled
Robert Hurlbut, Independent Consultant Threat Modeling for web applications
Prateek Mishra, Ph.D. Director, Security Standards and Strategy: Oracle Corp Chaiman of the OASIS Security Services (SAML) Technical Committee - Identity Federation : Prospects and Challenges
Ryan Shorter, Sr. System Engineer: Netcontinuum - Application Security Gateways
Dr. Herbert Thompson, Chief Security Strategist: SecurityInnovation - How to Break Software Security
Mark O'Neill, CTO: Vordel - Giving SOAP a REST? A look at the intersection of Web Application Security and Web Services Security
Arian Evans, National Practice Lead, Senior Security Engineer: Fishnet Security Overview of Application Security Tools
Patrick Hynds, CTO: Critical Sites - Passwords - Keys to the Kingdom
Jonathan Levin - Of Random Numbers
Jothy Rosenberg, Founder and CTO: Service Integrity - Web Services Security
Joe Stagner: Microsoft Let's talk about Application Security
Application Security Inc. PowerPoint slides for the Anatomy of a Database Attack.
Boston OWASP Chapter Leaders
- Jim Weiler 781 356 0067
- Mark Arnold
- Yolanda Liu