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'''Announcing the inaugural OWASP Chicago Suburbs chapter meeting!'''
'''Announcing the inaugural OWASP Chicago Suburbs chapter meeting!'''

Revision as of 08:40, 10 October 2013

OWASP Chicago Suburbs

Welcome to the Chicago Suburbs chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Sam Curcio, Phillip VanDeman and Jay Schulman.


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Announcing the inaugural OWASP Chicago Suburbs chapter meeting!

What: An unbiased, practical, cost-effective gathering to discuss application security.

When:  Thursday, October 10 @ 6pm CDT

Where: Zurich Insurance, South Tower, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL

Cost: Free


6:00pm - Pizza and soft drinks

6:30pm - 9:00pm Presentations

Please register in advance so building security can let you in with your ID:

We are seeking presenters!  To date we have one presentation planned (see below).  If you have interest in presenting  or joining a panel on application security initiatives, please  email Sam Curcio and be prepared to submit an abstract and bio.

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Repsheet: A Behavior Based Approach to Web Application SecuritY

Traditional static approaches to web application security are failing us. The interaction before, during, and after authentication is largely ignored. We don't ask the right questions of actors attempting to access our web applications. How sure are you that the act or accessing your site is who they say they are?  How sure are you that you want them accessing your site at all?  Join Aaron as he walks you through asking the questions you should be asking of your users, and how to help prevent abuse, fraud,and otherwise unwanted activity on your web applications. You will learn how to ask the right questions without disrupting user experience.

Aaron Bedra is the Application Security Lead at Braintree Payments. He is the co-author of Programming Clojure, 2nd Edition as well as a frequent contributor to the Clojure language. Aaron is the creator of Repsheet, a reputation based intelligence and security tool for web applications.