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== Local News ==
== Local News ==
A big thank you to [http://solutions-ii.com/ Solutions II] for sponsoring all catering for our 2013 monthly chapter meetings!!  It is much appreciated!
A big thank you to [http://solutions-ii.com/ Solutions II] for sponsoring all catering for our 2013 monthly chapter meetings!!  It is much appreciated!

Revision as of 22:53, 5 March 2014

OWASP Denver

Welcome to the Denver chapter homepage. Chapter leader is Steve Kosten.
Click here to join the local chapter mailing list.


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A big thank you to Solutions II for sponsoring all catering for our 2013 monthly chapter meetings!! It is much appreciated!

Solutions II is nationally recognized for world class innovation in virtualization, business continuance, data lifecycle management and information security, networking and compliance. Solutions II’s security practice specializes in risk and compliance, including mobile device management, SIEM, Next Generation Firewalls, IDS/IPS, encryption and more. We assist clients every day, to leverage technologies and services that drive the cost out of IT. Solutions II's commitment to success includes a professional services practice dedicated to increasing customer service levels and decreasing the time and support required for implementations to keep their Clients "Performing Ahead of the Curve.”.

Next Chapter Meeting: March 19th at Chinook Tavern

6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle Denver, CO 80122

RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Denver-OWASP/events/169268722/

Food and Chapter Business starting at 6, presentation starting at about 6:30.

Guest Speaker: Matt Shufeldt Matt Shufeldt will be presenting on a topic we all love (when advocating for budget) and all hate (when that time arrives), data breaches.

Data Breaches: Strive to Prevent, Be Quick to React and Know your Roles and Obligations. It is every Information Security professional and senior executive's nightmare. Two dreaded words, Data Breach. Now more than ever it is important to know the different types and size of breaches. It is also imperative to understand how to be a hard target for those actors targeting you. Finally, we will discuss the different factors you should consider when you think you might have been compromised or you know you have been compromised.

Matt Shufeldt is an Information Security consultant as well the Director of Information Security and Compliance for Sports Authority. Matt has over 20 years of experience in Information Systems and is a certified expert in all areas of Information Security and Release/Change Management. He has designed and implemented successful security and compliance programs and solutions for multiple companies. In addition to design, implementation and operational experience, Matt has ample experience overseeing consultation, negotiation and remediation efforts for governmental and private regulations. This includes several successful Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI audits/assessments. Matt is a long time Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds an ITIL Foundation certification

About the chapter: Chapter Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of designated months for the Denver Chapter, and the 3rd Thursday of designated months for the Boulder Chapter. If you have an idea for a topic or speaker or would like to present, please reach out to Steve Kosten, Denver OWASP Chapter Leader: steve 'dot' kosten 'at' owasp.org

Thanks to South Seas Corporation, a Division of Solutions II for providing food and drinks for our meetings...

Future meetings are planned for May and July.

Chapter Board of Directors

Here's the team that's putting it all together:

  • Chairman/Chapter Leader - Steve Kosten
  • Director of Communications - Craig Klosterman


OWASP Podcast

OWASP Podcast


Questions, Comments

Questions can be directed to

  • Steve Kosten, Denver OWASP: steve 'dot' kosten 'at' owasp.org

Chapter Meetings

Meetings are usually the 3rd Wednesday of every other month. If you can't make the Denver meeting, the Boulder meeting is usually the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Future Meetings

Meetings are planned for the 3rd Wednesdays of September and October. We may do a social event or two also...

Past Meetings

November 2013:Joe Gerber: "HTML 5 Geolocation"

September 2013: Bill Jackson: "Secure Coding Mechanics"

July 2013: Jim Manico: "Secure Coding Techniques Part 2"

June 2013: Aaron Cure: "Less Frequently talked about vulnerabilities"

April 2013: Matt Schufeldt: "Security in the SDLC"

March 2013: Jim Manico: "Secure Coding Techniques"

February 2013: Chris Roberts: "The Evolution of Hacking"

July 2013: Dave Ferguson: "Building a Successful Application Security Program"

June 2012: Laz: Emerging Threats

May 2012: Steve Kosten: XSS hands-on

April 18th 2012: Tim Van Cleave "Intro to WebScarab and WebGoat"

February 15th 2012: Andy Lewis "Why OWASP? OWASP is the wheel. You don't need to reinvent it!

Denver January 2012 meeting January 18th, 2012| Greg Knaddison "How Does Drupal Security Stack up?"

September 14th 2011: Chris Schmidt "OWASP ESAPI"

March 17th 2011: Hands on "Hack a Thon"

September 22nd 2010: Eric Duprey: Application Vulnerability Shooting Gallery

August 18th 2010: Clint Pollock: Protecting Your Applications from Backdoors

June 2nd 2010: Front Range OWASP Conference

January 20th 2010: John Evans: Securing Webapps: An Illustrative Overview

November 18th 2009: Anton Rager: Advanced XSS

August 27th 2009: Jon Rose: Security in the Clouds

May 2009: Dr. Joseph McComb & and Daniel Weiske: Compliance and application security testing

March 2009: Front Range OWASP Conference (SnowFROC)

January 2009: David Campbell & Eric Duprey: Guided Tour: AppSec NYC '08 CTF

October 2008: Alex Smolen: The OWASP ASP .NET ESAPI

September 2008: John Dickson: Black Box vs. White Box: Different App Testing Strategies

August 2008: Dan Cornell: Static Analysis

July 2008: David Byrne & Eric Duprey: Grendel-Scan

June 2008: Front Range OWASP Conference: Jeremiah Grossman, Robert Hansen, and more!

May 2008: David Campbell & Eric Duprey: XSS Attacks & Defenses

April 2008: Ryan Barnett: Virtual Patching with ModSecurity

February 2008: Michael Sutton: SQL Injection Revisited

June 2007

April 2007

February 2007

January 2007

November 2006

Local Organizations of Interest

Mailing List

Join the OWASP Denver Mailing List to receive meeting notifications via email

Twitter Feed @owasp303

Denver OWASP has created a Twitter feed @owasp303 to keep you in the loop. Whilst the mailing list is primarily intended to be low-traffic and only provide updates regarding the times, locations, and topics for chapter meetings, the Twitter feed will also provide noteworthy appsec updates.

@OWASP303 Twitter Feed (follow us on Twitter!) <twitter>55021150</twitter>


Denver OWASP Chapter Leaders
  • Steve Kosten, Denver OWASP: steve.kosten 'at' owasp.org
Key OWASP Resources
Chapter Management Links

Denver OWASP Chapter SOPs

SnowFROC 2013