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'''Upcoming Cleveland OWASP Meeting'''
'''Upcoming Cleveland OWASP Meeting'''
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Upcoming Cleveland OWASP Meeting
Thursday, August 18  
Thursday, August 18  
Noon to 2 p.m.  
Noon to 2 p.m.  

Revision as of 14:46, 28 July 2011

OWASP Cleveland

Welcome to the Cleveland chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Ken Stasiak
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Local News

Upcoming Cleveland OWASP Meeting Upcoming Cleveland OWASP Meeting Thursday, August 18 Noon to 2 p.m. SecureState Headquarters (23340 Miles Road, Bedford Heights, OH 44128) Featuring Rafal Los, "You're Going to Need a Bigger Shovel - A Critical Look at Software Security Assurance"

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The Cleveland OWASP meeting will be held Thursday, August 18th from noon to 2 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Rafal Los.

As always, OWASP is free and open to the public but you must RSVP. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Sabrina Powers via email by August 16th: spowers@securestate.com

Title: "You're Going to Need a Bigger Shovel - A Critical Look at Software Security Assurance" Abstract:OWASP has certainly pushed forward a lot of great advancements in Software Security Assurance, yet you're still fighting your organization to allow you to scan applications before they go live. Somewhere between the avalanche of site breaches, new technologies, and new apps you're going to need a better strategy. Let's face it, if you want to keep playing the game with today's rules, you're going to need a bigger shovel ...or you can simply choose to evolve your game.

This talk will cover why Software Security Assurance programs are still lagging in a majority of organizations, and provide a critical look at how a shift in strategy can help you fall behind a little slower.

Speaker Bio: Rafal Los is a Global Security and Cloud Strategist for the Software business at Hewlett-Packard. Rafal brings together a decade and a half of security expertise coupled with a deep understanding of consumer and enterprise technology trends. Rafal combines knowledge of industry, customer, and technology solutions- bridging the gaps between security technologies and business needs such as elastic, cloud-based computing.

Rafal focuses on how organizations can demonstrate the business value of security, and cloud solutions by implementing practical ideas and measuring risk reduction. He has spent over 12 years in various facets of information security and data protection, from technical research to building programs at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises. Rafal is a regular speaker at public and private information security and quality conferences (including OWASP, SecTor, Defcon, Black Hat, SANS and others). Additionally, Rafal contributes regularly to organizations such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and others promoting education, openness and standards.

Prior to joining HP, Los led the web application security program and served as a security lead at a Global Fortune 100. Los also worked with various sub-businesses, leading security engineering, architecture and building the web application security program. Los has a long history of strategic success with organizations large and small, providing critical strategic leadership on products, services, and strategy.

Rafal received his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.

Would you like to speak at an OWASP Cleveland Meeting? If we haven't approached you, but you believe you have new research that the security community would enjoy hearing about, we invite you to submit your presentation topic for consideration. Preference will be given to speakers who can present new and innovative technical content to a broad audience.

To speak at upcoming OWASP Cleveland meeting please submit your bio and talk abstract via email to Sabrina Powers - spowers@securestate.com

Chapter Meetings

To join the chapter mailing list, please visit our mailing list homepage. The list is used to discuss the meetings and to arrange meeting locations. Please check the mailing list before coming to a meeting to confirm the location and time and to catch any last minute notes.

Our chapter is sponsored by SecureState.

Cleveland OWASP Chapter Leaders

The chapter leader is Ken Stasiak