OWASP Charlottesville Local Chapter
Welcome to the local Charlottesville chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Dale Castle
Local OWASP Chapter meetings are FREE and OPEN to anyone interested in learning more about application security.
We encourage individuals to provide knowledge transfer via hands-on training and presentations of specific OWASP projects and research topics and sharing SDLC knowledge.
We encourage vendor-agnostic presentations to utilize the OWASP Powerpoint template when applicable and individual volunteerism to enable perpetual growth.
As a 501(3)c non-profit association donations of meeting space or refreshments sponsorship is encouraged, simply contact the local chapter leaders listed on this page to discuss.
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Charlottesville OWASP Chapter Leaders
The chapter leader is Dale Castle
DATE: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Daylight Time
LOCATION: Room 236D Olsson Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903
TOPIC: "Deploying Secure Web Applications with Resources from the Open Web Application Security Project"
SPEAKER: Kuai Hinojosa, Web Applications Specialist, New York University
In this presentation we will discuss most common security vulnerabilities web applications face at this time and explain how OWASP resources such as maturity models and guides that can be used by universities to formulate and implement a strategy for software security, as well as testing and deploying secure web applications. We will also demo OWASP tools that are currently used at NYU and UCI to test and mitigate most common web application flaws, introduce the OWASP Enterprise Security API 2.0 discuss new features and provide examples of how it can be used to mitigate common security vulnerabilities, and share some education resources and initiatives that the Open Web Application Security Project has to offer. If you are interested in protecting universities assets and making web applications more secure, you don't want to miss this! We will also explain the origins of the concept, provide a brief review of the technologies, pour over the trials and tribulations of the enhancements and additions of the past six months, provide a live demonstration of the improvements, and continue the conversation about the future of the framework.
About our speaker: Kuai Hinojosa, Web Applications Specialist, New York University
Kuai Hinojosa has been developing and securing web applications for about 12 years. Formerly, he protected company assets as a database security administrator in the banking industry. He now works for New York University as a Web Applications Specialist, where he continues to use web application development and application security experience to protect university resources. In his spare time Kuai volunteers his time preaching the application security gospel and leading the Minneapolis OWASP chapter. Kuai is a member of the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project), Global Education Committee, and a board member of the New York and NJ Metro area OWASP Chapter.
DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2009. 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
LOCATION: room 265 at 2400 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
TOPIC: "Cross-Site Scripting Anonymous Browsers"
SPEAKER: Matthew Flick, Principal FYRM Associates
DESCRIPTION: Matthew Flick will give an encore of his talk on the Cross-Site Scripting Anonymous Browsers (XAB) that he has previously presented at Black Hat and at Defcon. Time permitting, we will then move to the lab in room 136 to do hands on Cross-Site Scripting exercises.
XAB - The Abstract:
Earlier this year, the Cross-site Scripting Anonymous Browser (“XAB”) was presented at Black Hat DC as a new perspective on how we could extend the functionality of browser technologies, form dynamic botnets for browsing, and create an unpronounceable acronym all at once. We continued the madness with a second incarnation of the XAB framework at Defcon in August.
XAB hasn't really revolutionized attacks or defenses in it's short lifespan, nor is it great at factoring primes. However, it has opened minds by demonstrating an interesting way to combine unlike ideas and creating a new animal all of it's own. Think of it as forced social networking, without ever really knowing who you're talking to, or what they're saying.
During this presentation, we will explain the origins of the concept, provide a brief review of the technologies, pour over the trials and tribulations of the enhancements and additions of the past 6 months, provide a live demonstration of the improvements, and continue the conversation about the future of the framework.
About our speaker: Matthew Flick, Principal FYRM Associates
Matt has more than seven years of professional experience in information assurance focusing in network and application security, assessments, and compliance. He has assessed and helped develop information assurance programs for commercial clients in several industries as well as several Federal agencies.
Matt leads the Information Assurance team at FYRM Associates in delivering consulting services in the areas of application security, assessments, network and wireless security, and security program development. He has performed assessments of many in-house and commercial/third party developed applications, wired and wireless network infrastructures, and complex corporate environments. His primary area of expertise is in application security, which drives much of the focus of FYRM's Information Assurance research and development.
Matt’s other areas of expertise include computer programming, cryptology, and compliance with Federal standards and regulatory compliance, such as FISMA, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and PCI-DSS
DATE: Thursday, October 22, 2009. 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time
LOCATION: rooms 134 & 136 at 2400 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
TOPIC: "Kickoff meeting for OWASP-Charlottesville"
SPEAKER: Jeff Williams, OWASP Foundation Chair, CEO of Aspect Security and a Computer Science graduate from the University of Virginia.
INSTRUCTIONS: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with “OWASP Charlottesville RSVP” in the subject.
DESCRIPTION: We're pleased to invite you to our first OWASP Charlottesville Chapter meeting. We will be hosting a hands on session using the tools on the OWASP LiveCD to exploit actual vulnerabilities in a web application followed by a Chapter kickoff presentation by the OWASP Chair. The hands on session will begin in rooms 136 and 134 at 4pm. At 5pm, we will move to room 189 for refreshments and a Chapter kickoff presentation. Anyone interested in web application security is invited to attend. Please RSVP so we have enough food, drink and free stuff to give away.
Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.