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== Local News  ==
 
== Local News  ==
 
It’s been a while!  We hope that all of you had a wonderful time with family and friends over the Christmas/New Year break, and we're sure that you’re all ready for more OWASP geekiness.
 
 
We do have a few exciting announcements...
 
 
Firstly, we would like to welcome David Jorm to the chapter leader’s team.  As most of you are aware, David’s been helping us behind the scenes with organising the meetings for a while and has become an integral part of the team.  We would like to thank him for his efforts and look forward to building the chapter as a team this year.
 
 
For those that aren’t aware, there is an OWASP Appsec Asia Pacific Conference this year held in Sydney from 11-14 April.  Justin Derry, as the co-chair of the planning committee, will tell us about all the cool stuff planned for the conference and what’s happening in OWASP Australia in April’s meeting. 
 
 
For more details on the conference, go to https://www.owasp.org/index.php/AppSecAsiaPac2012.
 
 
 
==== Presenters and Presentations ====
 
==== Presenters and Presentations ====
Now that all the announcements are done – we would like to ask for your help.  We are forever looking for volunteers to present at the chapter meetings, so if you've seen something interesting or you have something to say, please let us know.
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We are forever looking for volunteers to present at the chapter meetings, so if you've seen something interesting or you have something to say, please let us know.
  
 
Often, when we approach potential presenters, we tend to get the following response – “I don’t think my topic is interesting enough”.  We just want to stress that as long as the topic is security related – we’re all ears!  We’re just a bunch of nice people wanting to learn/share our knowledge of the security domain.  So if you would like to present or know of someone that does, please contact us.
 
Often, when we approach potential presenters, we tend to get the following response – “I don’t think my topic is interesting enough”.  We just want to stress that as long as the topic is security related – we’re all ears!  We’re just a bunch of nice people wanting to learn/share our knowledge of the security domain.  So if you would like to present or know of someone that does, please contact us.
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== Chapter Meetings  ==
 
== Chapter Meetings  ==
  
''Next Brisbane Chapter Meeting - Tuesday 3rd April''  
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'''Next Brisbane Chapter Meeting - Wednesday April 10, 2013'''
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In April's meeting, Ben Waugh's presentation will be on the topic "How does an organisation embed a secure development life-cycle into a highly distributed (both physically and structurally) software development environment comprising hundreds of developers?".
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Since joining the security industry from a software development background, Ben has worked in the financial services industry advising to projects on a range of security issues as well as developing and implementing various technologies to improve detection of malicious or fraudulent activity. However, he has most enjoyed his role driving development of an application security program from the ground up. In his spare time he dabbles in a number of security (and non-security) software projects, including the BeEF framework.
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Ben will present how to use a number of OWASP tools, including OpenSAMMM, ZAP as well as some home-grown initiatives, to win over developers and management as part of a lightweight and agile application security program.
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Please note that the meeting is on WEDNESDAY night, instead of the usual Tuesday. 
  
In April's OWASP Brisbane Chapter meeting, Paul Ducklin will present a session titled "Search Engine Poisoning". Last time Paul presented the seats were fully booked out within a week. If you don't want to miss out this time around be sure to RSVP below.
 
  
Find out how search engine poisoning works, and why it's not just lazy or gullible users who fall for online scams such as fake anti-virus software. This live demo will give you a quick "look behind the scenes" at how cybercrooks use legitimate websites to help them trick the major search engines and peddle their scareware.
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''Venue:'' Red Hat Offices, Level 1, 193 North Quay, Brisbane.
  
Paul Ducklin has the grandiose job title of "Head of Technology, Asia Pacific" at Sophos. But don't let that put you off. Paul is one of the world's leading security experts, and loves to share his knowledge. He is an entertaining and sought-after presenter world-wide. In 2009, he won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security.
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''Time:'' 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Lifts to Level 1 will be locked after 6pm. Please arrive before then! 
  
''Venue'': Red Hat, Level 1, 193 North Quay, Brisbane.
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''Date:'' Wednesday 10th April
  
''Time'': 5:30pm for a 6pm start. '''Access to the buliding will be restricted after 6pm. Please arrive before then!'''
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''Close:'' Session is expected to be completed by 7:30pm.  
  
''Close'': Session is expected to be completed by 7:30pm.  
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''RSVP:'' There are limited seats. Please RSVP at http://owasp-brisbane.eventbrite.com
  
''RSVP'': Online at http://owasp-brisbane.eventbrite.com
 
  
 
There will be a social gathering at a local hostelry afterwards. Everyone is welcome to attend!  
 
There will be a social gathering at a local hostelry afterwards. Everyone is welcome to attend!  

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OWASP Brisbane

Welcome to the Brisbane chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Anne Luk, Wade Alcorn, Glyn Geoghegan and David Jorm
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Local News

Presenters and Presentations

We are forever looking for volunteers to present at the chapter meetings, so if you've seen something interesting or you have something to say, please let us know.

Often, when we approach potential presenters, we tend to get the following response – “I don’t think my topic is interesting enough”. We just want to stress that as long as the topic is security related – we’re all ears! We’re just a bunch of nice people wanting to learn/share our knowledge of the security domain. So if you would like to present or know of someone that does, please contact us.

Presentations must be vendor agnostic (no selling of products or services), and please review the Speaker Agreement linked above.

Chapter Meetings

Next Brisbane Chapter Meeting - Wednesday April 10, 2013

In April's meeting, Ben Waugh's presentation will be on the topic "How does an organisation embed a secure development life-cycle into a highly distributed (both physically and structurally) software development environment comprising hundreds of developers?".

Since joining the security industry from a software development background, Ben has worked in the financial services industry advising to projects on a range of security issues as well as developing and implementing various technologies to improve detection of malicious or fraudulent activity. However, he has most enjoyed his role driving development of an application security program from the ground up. In his spare time he dabbles in a number of security (and non-security) software projects, including the BeEF framework.

Ben will present how to use a number of OWASP tools, including OpenSAMMM, ZAP as well as some home-grown initiatives, to win over developers and management as part of a lightweight and agile application security program.

Please note that the meeting is on WEDNESDAY night, instead of the usual Tuesday.


Venue: Red Hat Offices, Level 1, 193 North Quay, Brisbane.

Time: 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Lifts to Level 1 will be locked after 6pm. Please arrive before then!

Date: Wednesday 10th April

Close: Session is expected to be completed by 7:30pm.

RSVP: There are limited seats. Please RSVP at http://owasp-brisbane.eventbrite.com


There will be a social gathering at a local hostelry afterwards. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Brisbane OWASP Chapter Leaders

The chapter leaders are Anne Luk, Wade Alcorn, Glyn Geoghegan and David Jorm