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OWASP Detroit

Welcome to the Detroit chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Josh Little and J. Wolfgang Goerlich.
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Local News


Our next meeting is on Septemeber 13th. That meeting will again be held at Liberty Center One, 4815 Delemere Avenue, Royal Oak starting at 7pm.

This month's speaker is J Wolfgang Goerlich who will be presenting a talk on Covert Channels and Controls in .Net. Wolfgang is the information systems and security manager for a Michigan-based financial institution. He is responsible for architecting new systems, securing existing systems, and optimizing performance and recovery. With over a decade of experience, Mr. Goerlich has a solid understanding of both the IT infrastructure and the business it enables. He has presented at ISSA, ISCA, SNW, GrrCon, BSides, and other venues on the topics of risk management, security information management, and business continuity.

Previous Meetings

June 14th Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Chapter and OWASP Global Updates
  • Presentation: SQL Methadone: A guide on not becoming the web equivalent of a gutter punk, Brad McMahon
  • Discussion and Questions

March 8th Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of OWASP & Chapter Direction
  • Presentation: Finding, Exploiting, and Eliminating XSS Flaws, Josh Little
  • Discussion and Questions

Video: XSS Files Video <-- Note: The audio did not come out that clear in this recording. We apologize for that.

Slides: XSS Files PPTX

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