OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.
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The Buffalo NY chapter was formed in August 2004. We meet 4 times a year for 1 to 2 hours per meeting and discuss topics related to web application security.
Goals & Objectives
It is our goal to freely distribute information related specifically to web application security. We want to ensure our members receive "free, professional-quality, open-source documentation, tools, and standards", as quoted directly from the main OWASP site. Participation is free and open to all. All are encouraged to participate.
Local Mailing List
You can sign up for the local mailing list. This list hosts discussions about chapter activity, planning for meetings and discussions about past and future presentations. To subscribe, go to http://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-buffalo and supply your email address.
You can participate by either signing up for the mailing list or just show up for the next meeting!
Next Chapter Meeting
The next Buffalo chapter meeting is currently being planned. Stay tuned for details!
The Buffalo OWASP chapter is currently looking for a new home. If you have a facility that can house our meetings (about 20 people), please contact us and let us know. Thanks!
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Buffalo OWASP Chapter Leaders
President James Kist
For information on how to join the chapter or if you would like to attend a meeting or even speak at a meeting, please send one of the officers an email. If you have any suggestions for meeting topics, please send an email with your ideas.