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The conference will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB107 (Breakout Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).
 
The conference will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB107 (Breakout Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).

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OWASP Cambridge

Welcome to the Cambridge chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Adrian Winckles and Steven van der Baan.
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Participation

OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is and 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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Local News

Cambridge OWASP Chapter Meeting

Tuesday 12th November 2013 17:30 – 20:30 (Anglia Ruskin University, East ROad, Cambridge LAB002/LAB107)

Hosted by the Department of Computing & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter and IEEE Industrial Electronics Chapter

Guest speaker(s):

Paul Cain: Over 12 years experience working in the field of computer forensics. Cutting the bytes within law enforcement more recently within a commercial environment. Conducting investigations on digital devices, providing witness evidence in court and author / teacher of the 7Safe forensic courses.

James Forshaw: James is the Head of Vulnerability Research at Context Information Security in the UK. He has been involved with computer hardware and software security for over 10 years with a skill set which covers the bread and butter of the security industry such as application testing, through to more bespoke product assessment, vulnerability analysis and exploitation. He has numerous public vulnerabilities disclosures in many different products including web browser issues and virtual machine breakouts as well as being a Pwn2Own and Microsoft Mitigation Bypass bounty winner.

He has spoken at a number of security conferences in the past, on a range of different topics such including managed language security at Blackhat USA, CanSecWest and Bluehat, Sony Playstation Portable hacking at Chaos Computer Congress, WebGL exploitation at Ruxcon and Citrix network exploitation at Blackhat Europe. He is also the developer of the free CANAPE networking analysis and exploitation tool.



Agenda

17:30 – 17:45 Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian Winckles, Senior Lecturer in Information Security, Anglia Ruskin University

17:45 – 18:30 Paul Cain (7Safe, PA Consulting) - Tracking Data using Forensics

18:30 – 19:15 James Forshaw (Context Information Security) - The Forger's Art: Exploiting XML Digital Signature Implementations

19:15 – 19:30 Q & A

19:30 – 20:00 Refreshments & Networking (coffee, tea, juice) in LAB006


Registration:

To register for this free event, please register online at

Cambridge Chapter Registration

The conference will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB107 (Breakout Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).

Please enter through the Helmore Building and ask at reception.

Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Campus East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT

Get further information on travelling to the university.

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/your_university/anglia_ruskin_campuses/cambridge_campus/find_cambridge.html


Meeting Location

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

Next talks

Name Speaker Paul Cain
Bio Over 12 years experience working in the field of computer forensics.

Cutting the bytes within law enforcement more recently within a commercial environment. Conducting investigations on digital devices, providing witness evidence in court and author / teacher of the 7Safe forensic courses.

Title Tracking Data using Forensics
Abstract IP data theft is becoming more common. Many data compromises are exploited from the internal threat. Using case studies this presentation will demonstrate forensic artefacts to provide some answers to how and what data was taken.
Name Speaker James Forshaw
Bio James is the Head of Vulnerability Research at Context Information Security in the UK. He has been involved with computer hardware and software security for over 10 years with a skill set which covers the bread and butter of the security industry such as application testing, through to more bespoke product assessment, vulnerability analysis and exploitation. He has numerous public vulnerabilities disclosures in many different products including web browser issues and virtual machine breakouts as well as being a Pwn2Own and Microsoft Mitigation Bypass bounty winner.

He has spoken at a number of security conferences in the past, on a range of different topics such including managed language security at Blackhat USA, CanSecWest and Bluehat, Sony Playstation Portable hacking at Chaos Computer Congress, WebGL exploitation at Ruxcon and Citrix network exploitation at Blackhat Europe. He is also the developer of the free CANAPE networking analysis and exploitation tool.

Title The Forger's Art: Exploiting XML Digital Signature Implementations
Abstract Many security critical systems rely on the correct implementation of the XML Digital Signature standard for the purposes of verification and identity management. Technologies such as SAML and Web Service Security use the standard, and its sibling XML Encryption, to manage the security of these technologies. Being a standard there is, unsurprisingly, no canonical implementation for any platform or language, with so many different developments there are likely to be differences in how the standard is interpreted.

While a fair amount research has been done into the effects of the standard such as it allowing signature wrapping attacks, these tend to be exposed due to poor usages of the XML Digital Signature libraries. Comparatively little research has been undertaken in the implementations themselves, how they diverge from the standard, how they ensure security and whether there are any vulnerabilities in the implementations themselves.

This presentation is about research done against the main open and closed source implementations of XML Digital Signatures, how they can be exploited to gain remote code execution, signature verification bypass or denial of service. It will show some of the more nasty vulnerabilities found during the research including a novel attack against the built-in Java and .NET libraries which allow for trivial signature spoofing exposing any user of those implementations into accepting an invalid signature which is independent of their usage.


Date Name / Title Link
5th March 2013 Sarantis Makoudis / Android (in)Security presentation
5th March 2013 Nikhil Sreekumar / Power On, Powershell presentation