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3rd Annual Central Ohio Infosec Summit

May 6th and 7th, Registration is now open

The goal of this event is to educate regional Information Security professionals and support collaboration by bringing leading speakers in the information security field together to educate the community on the latest industry trends and issues.

This Information Security Conference will provide information security professionals with the most up-to-date information, tools, trends, legislative information, products, services, and strategies for addressing information security issues. The conference will focus on key topics related to information security with presentations provided by recognized experts and exhibits by some of the nation’s leading organizations.

Fees to attend this conference are as follows (membership will be validated):

 * $50 - Before April 30th - ISSA, ISACA, (ISC)^2, OWASP, or InfraGard Members
 * $65 - After April 30th - ISSA, ISACA, (ISC)^2, OWASP, or InfraGard Members
 * $150 - Non-members

Not a member of an organization? Why not join our OWASP chapter for $50! We receive 40% of your membership dues to help chapter activities, and you'll save $100 on the 2010 InfoSec Summit (and other great discounts)!

Chapter News

We're giving away a 32GB iPod Touch

How do you win? Become a member of our local chapter and/or refer someone who becomes a member. There's no limit on referral entries.
iPod Touch

$50 gets you entered to win, an OWASP member pack with membership card, certificate, OWASP DVD, t-shirt, pen and tote bag PLUS discounts on local events like the Central Ohio InfoSec Summit, OWASP conferences, and more. 40% of your membership dues come directly to your local chapter which allows us to do even more great things right here in Columbus.

  • Entries will be accepted through the end of June with the drawing occurring in early July. Don't forget to fill in Columbus as your local affiliation when you join.

Thanks to Expesite for sponsorship donation!



Chapter Info

Stay in touch with Columbus OWASP

  • The first stop to connecting with the community is our mailing list, feel free to contribute and interact with the list - it's not just for listening!
  • We're a group on LinkedIn as well, please join us. Facebook is coming soon.

Become a voting member

We encourage organization and individual supporters of our ethics & principals to become a voting MEMBER. Please review the Chapter Rules and the OWASP overview, and contact the chapter leaders for more information.

The professional association of OWASP Foundation Inc., is always free and open to anyone interested in learning more about application security.

We want your participation!

To submit educational topics for upcoming meetings, submit your ideas and slide deck (if available) using the OWASP Template and include a speaker BIO. It doesn't have to be formal, we're happy to provide some assistance in organizing your thoughts. You only need an interest and knowledge of your independent research or related software security topic.

Sponsorship, too!

There are myriad opportunities to sponsor the chapter, including meeting space, food, marketing, and monetary donations. We're always looking for assistance. Inquiries regarding chapter or per-meeting sponsorship opportunities can be directed to the chapter leaders. As a 501(3)c non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of a meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible and all financial contributions can be made online right now: <paypal>Columbus</paypal>

Current Meetings

Our chapter meets quarterly; we're organizing several different event styles in addition to traditional presentations. There will be opportunities for Columbus OWASP members to meet other local security groups through event cross-participation and cooperation.

Now planning for mid-June and mid-September

Previous Meetings

2010 Q1 Meeting

  • PHP Security presented by Jon Canady, Web Application Developer, Innova Partners, March 23rd, 2010

Meeting Summary: PHP is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language, originally designed to produce dynamic web pages. In 2007, The PHP Group reported it was utilized on over 20 million websites and 1 million web servers. In 2008, the National Vulnerability Database claimed PHP accounted for 35% of software vulnerabilities, with nearly all caused by poor programming practices. Every PHP developer, hoster, and security professional should understand the primary attack vectors being used by attackers against PHP applications. During this OWASP meeting we dived deep into PHP security - specifically the OWASP Top 10 in the context of PHP.

In addition to the presentation, chapter leadership changes were announced as well as the new leadership's plans for increasing the visibility and participation of the chapter.

The Columbus OWASP Chapter leadership would like to thank BMW Financial Services for hosting this event and Innova Partners for providing lunch.

Presentation slide deck: OWASP_Q12010_PHP (pdf, 4.5M)

Columbus OWASP Chapter Leaders

Chapter leaders are Aaron Ansari, Geoff Cook, Chris Green & Constance Matthews.

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