Next Chapter Meeting: April 17th, 2013
The next OWASP Chicago chapter will be on April 17th, 2013 from 6PM to approximately 9:30PM. Space for the meeting is being graciously provided by Morningstar at their Chicago headquarters location (22 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602).
Tell your friends! Many people just don't hear about these meetings and most people I ask say they heard about it from a friend or co-worker.
This is event is completely free and open to everyone, but you must RSVP. Please RSVP at the following EventBrite page so that security can let you into the building: https://owaspchicago.eventbrite.com/
When you arrive, you will need to sign in with security in the lobby of the building, who will direct you to the cafeteria for refreshments. We will then move to the Auditorium for talks.
The schedule is as follows:
- 6:00PM - 6:30PM - Refreshments @ Cafeteria (possible food this time around, will update)
- 6:30PM - ~9:30PM - Talks! @ Auditorium
Stay tuned to this page for more information.
We have a bit of a mobile device theme this time, from both a corporate policy perspective and a deep dive into Android!
- Forget About BYOD: Develop a Realistic Mobile Security Policy by Tom Bain
The buzz throughout the IT Security industry has been BYOD for the past two years, but mobile security is still often an afterthought relative to enterprise models.
The reality is there is no silver bullet for dealing with mobile threats, developing your mobile security approach or even enforcing it as part of your overall security strategy. Organizations looking at developing an effective set of mobile security policies should be integrating mobile into the broader suite of security policies.
As mobile devices have become part of the enterprise fabric today and not just a nice-to-have, its no longer option to silo mobile security. With over 60% of the workforce using smartphones specifically for business, the increased attack surface has opened the floodgates for a multitude of attacks.
This presentation will provide an overview of the fundamental considerations, research-based recommendations and best practices across application, device and policy-based models.
- Android Internals: From Forensics to Vulnerabilities by Drew Suarez - focusing largely on the OS, its design and layout, OS-level vulnerabilities, segueing into...
- An Application Pen Tester’s Intro to Android Internals by Tom Palarz:
This talk will be a grey-box exploration of the Android OS, that will be light on slides and heavier on demonstration. We will take some of the most popular tools used in assessing an Android app and point it at the OS instead to explore Internals from a black box perspective. For illustrative purposes, we will dig into Android Source Code to get a bit of a deeper understanding of what is going on under the hood.
Anyone in our area interested in information security is welcome to attend. Our meetings are informal and encourage open discussion of all aspects of application security. We invite attendees to give short presentations about specific topics.
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If you have any questions about the Chicago chapter, please send an email to Vitaly McLain.
Bad Cocktail: Spear Phishing - Mike Zusman - Presentation slides here
Making Money on the Web The Blackhat Way - Jeremiah Grossman - Presentation slides here
Extreme Client-Side Exploitation - Nate McFeters - Presentation slides here
Automated Thrash Testing - Andre Gironda - Presentation slides here
Defeating Information Leak Prevention - Eric Monti - Presentation slides here
Webapps In Name Only Thomas Ptacek, Matasano Security
Where modern network architecture meets legacy application design, we get "The Port 80 Problem": vendors wrapping every conceivable network protocol in a series of POSTs and calling them "safe". These "Webapps In Name Only" are a nightmare for application security specialists.
In this talk, we'll discuss, with case studies, how tools from protocol reverse engineering can be brought to bear on web application security, covering the following areas:
- Locating and Decompiling Java and .NET Code - Structure and Interpretation of Binary Protocols in HTTP - Protocol Debugging Tools - Web App Crypto Tricks
Token-less strong authentication for web applications: A Security Review Cory Scott, ABN AMRO
A short presentation on the threat models and attack vectors for token-less schemes used to reduce the risk of password-only authentication, but yet do not implement "true" two-factor technologies for logistical costs or user acceptance reasons. We'll go over how device fingerprinting and IP geo-location work and discuss the pros and cons of the solutions.
Secure Password Storage John Steven, Cigital
This talk discusses the pros and cons of the current practices such as salted-hashes, adaptive hashes and proposes an alternative solution for strengthening these existing practices. The talk will discuss the cryptographic properties of the current practices, but does not require a PhD in mathematics to understand the details.
Stripe CTF 2.0; A Walkthrough Jeff Jarmoc, Dell SecureWorks Zack Fasel, Dubsec Labs
In this presentation, we walk through our solutions to Stripe CTF 2.0. Focus is on how we discovered the vulnerabilities, and how we went about finding and exploiting them.
Chicago OWASP Chapter Leaders
- Vitaly McLain
- Mahmood Khan