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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.
Next on the list, we have also secured presenters for the March and April OWASP meetings. Justin Derry will be presenting at the meeting on March 13th on Cloud Security and Paul Ducklin will be presenting at the April meeting.
Also, 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 also tell us about all the cool stuff planned for the conference and what’s happening in OWASP Australia in March’s meeting. For more details on the conference, go to https://www.owasp.org/index.php/AppSecAsiaPac2012.
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.
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.
Next Brisbane Chapter Meeting - Tuesday 13th March
In March's OWASP Brisbane Chapter meeting, Justin Derry will be presenting a session titled Cloud Security - A case study on security myths and what to watch out for.
This presentation takes us through two real-world examples of deploying high risk applications into the cloud. We take a look at the cloud based technology, what the providers supply in relation to security controls and whether they are effective. We then step into what controls and risks were mitigated on the client side to ensure a secure deployment into the cloud. The presentation is based on two real-world examples of high profile clients deploying into Amazon and Microsoft cloud platforms. You’ll understand how a successful deployment can be achieved, as well as learning about some of the controls you need to build in, and the myths about deploying securely. At the end, you will be able to better understand how to deploy into the cloud for your own systems.
Venue: Red Hat, Level 1, 193 North Quay, Brisbane.
Time: 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Access to the buliding will be restricted after 6pm. Please arrive before then!
Close: Session is expected to be completed by 7:30pm.
RSVP: Online at http://owasp-brisbane.eventbrite.com
There will be a social gathering at a local hostelry afterwards. Everyone is welcome to attend!