Universities are key to making application security visible and the need to educate software developers about application security as an aspect of proper software development has never been more important. In this presentation I will share how OWASP resources can be used by universities to develop, test and deploy secure web applications. I will discuss challenges that Universities currently face integrating a pplication security best practices, describe how OWASP tools and resources are currently used at New York University to test for most common web application flaws. I will introduce projects such as the OWASP Enterprise Security API which can be used to mitigate most common flaws in web applications and share initiatives the OWASP Global Education Committee is currently working on. If you are interested in securing web applications, and supporting the OWASP Global Education Committee efforts you don't want to miss this!
Kuai Hinojosa has been developing and securing web applications for about 12 years. He previously worked in the banking industry as a database security administrator for the 5th largest bank in the U.S. where he worked in a small team developing applications that protected company's assets. He now works for New York University as a Web Applications Specialist where he continues to use web application development and application security experience to protect university resources. In his spare time Kuai volunteers his time preaching the application security gospel and leading the Minneapolis OWASP chapter. Kuai is a member of the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Global Education Committee.