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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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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 - Tuesday April 1, 2014

We've got Robert Winkel presenting in April's chapter meeting on the topic "Lock Picking".

Robert has 20+ years of experience in the information security and intelligence fields. He is the Director of Saltbush Assurance, an Australian firm that performs penetration testing, digital forensics and security code reviews for government and industry both local and worldwide. Robert has developed and presented training courses around the world on topics that include penetration testing, web application vulnerability assessment, wireless penetration testing, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), protocol reverse-engineering and lock picking.

Robert is a certified GPEN and PCI-DSS QSA, and has dabbled in a Double Bachelor in Computer Science / Communications and Electronic Engineering. He has also attained a Masters in Information Technology and a Masters in Electrical Engineering.

Robert’s interest in lock picking came from a merger of his love for mechanical puzzles and security.

He has been involved in the Ruxcon lock picking event for many years, has recently spoken at the inaugural CrikeyCon in Brisbane, and has also run events at WAHCKon and Kiwicon.

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: Tuesday 1st April

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

RSVP: There are limited seats. Please RSVP at

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