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OWASP Des Moines

Welcome to the Des Moines chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Jason Braddy.
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Location: DHI Group, Inc. Urbandale office

OWASP DSM Leadership Round Table
This is going to be a meeting for anyone willing to help organize events for the Des Moines OWASP chapter in 2016. Please come with ideas for topics, speakers, sponsors, and anything else you think would make the group better. Food and drink will be provided.

Past Events

Tuesday September 23, 2014

Location: Dice Holdings, Inc. Urbandale office
Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy <p>
ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy) Workshop
Remote training session by Russ McRee on the use of ZAP, followed by Q&A and a workshop session with local targets. Bring a laptop!
Russ is Director of Threat Intelligence & Engineering at Microsoft, a handler at the Internet Storm Center, and author of the toolsmith column for the ISSA Journal.

Wed November 13, 2013

Location: Meredith Corporation
Sponsored by Riverbed Technology - Stingray BU

Presenter: Matthew Sullivan, "Advanced Client-Side Protections"
Web programmers often cover the web security basics, like implementing anti-XSS and anti-CSRF controls, but often remain unaware of new client-side security directives, like Content Security Policy, HTTP Strict Transport Security, and X-Frame-Origin. This presentation will describe what these three controls do to protect end-users, and what technical challenges an organization might face if they wish to implement these controls in their web applications.
Matthew is a Security Vulnerability Analyst for WebFilings

Presenter: Jason Braddy, "Self-Defending Web Infrastructure"
While it seems clear that security can't effectively be "bolted on" to insecure applications, infrastructure elements still have a role to play in a comprehensive strategy. Thoughtful use of technologies that may already be in place can provide a number of options for improving detection, protection, and response capabilities.
Jason is a Network Engineer for Dice Holdings, Inc.

Wed August 14, 2013 - OWASP Des Moines Inaugural Meeting

Location: Dice Holdings, Inc.
Sponsored by White Hat Security

Presenter: Ethan Wilder, "CSRF: Inside the Magic"
Ethan Wilder is a long time computer security enthusiast with a special interest in web application security. He's currently pursuing a masters degree in Information Assurance from Iowa State University by night and working as a software developer at Farmers Mutual Hail by day.