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Our next meeting is 2/24 at Braintree. Presenters will be Jim Manico and Massimo di Pierro. Details and registration here:


Anyone in our area interested in application 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 Matt Konda.

February 18th, 2015

The next OWASP Chicago chapter will be on February 18th, 2015 from 6:00PM 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).

The event is free but registration is required. This is how your name gets to the security folks downstairs. You do not need to be an OWASP member to attend. You do not need the actual ticket but you will need to sign in with security in the lobby of the building. The event is on the 7th floor.

The general schedule is as follows:

  • 6:00PM - 6:30PM - Refreshments and pizza @ Cafeteria
  • 6:30PM - 6:45PM - Organizational Updates @ Auditorium
  • 6:45PM - Talks or Workshops @ Auditorium


  • Application Security Automation and Governance by Michael Allen
  • Android Application Security: Common Pitfalls and How To Avoid Them by Drew Suarez

General Information

Also, we collaborate closely with the Chicago Suburbs Chapter.

Introducing idb: Simplified Blackbox iOS App Pentesting by Daniel Mayer

Tips for Building a Successful Application Security Program by Clint Pollock

You Will Perish In Flames: Simple Rules For Safely Handling Crypto by Thomas Ptacek

A9: Discovering Vulnerable Components with OWASP Dependency-Check by Steve Springett

How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Consulting Experience by Erin Ptacek

Repsheet: A Behavior Based Approach to Web Application Security by Aaron Bedra

Forget About BYOD: Develop a Realistic Mobile Security Policy by Tom Bain

Android Internals: From Forensics to Vulnerabilities by Drew Suarez

An Application Pen Tester’s Intro to Android Internals by Tom Palarz

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

[1]Webapps In Name Only Thomas Ptacek, Matasano Security

[2]Token-less strong authentication for web applications: A Security Review Cory Scott, ABN AMRO

[3]Secure Password Storage John Steven, Cigital

[4]Stripe CTF 2.0; A Walkthrough Jeff Jarmoc, Dell SecureWorks and Zack Fasel, Dubsec Labs

Chicago OWASP Chapter Leaders