Ecuador Student Chapter

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About our Chapter

The Chapter was officially founded by Galoget J. Latorre Ch. as a Project of Hackem Research Group at National Polytechnic School (Quito, Ecuador) in May 2012.

The chapter activities started the same month, after the OWASP Latam Tour 2012 that was celebrated at National Polytechnic School (Quito - Ecuador) with the presence of Fabio Cerullo who is part of the Global Education Committee and OWASP Ireland Chapter Leader.

For the Chapter the following resources were created by our members:

The chapter aims to be active on a National wide level not only by participating at different IT events but also by organizing free and open for everyone conferences, workshops and meetings about Application Security and Information Security in general.

Also a Special Course in the University was opened and is dictated by the Chapter Leader in the Systems Engineering Faculty:

Ethical Hacking - OWASP by Galoget Latorre

Implementation of OWASP Hackademic Challenges Project for OWASP Hackem Challenges Training in hack.me was created in order to demonstrate the OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities: OWASP Hackem Challenges

Meetings

Members' meetings are held every Saturday, discussing various topics about Security.

Contact

If you want to contact our chapter, you can use any of the links provided before.

Sponsorship/Membership

Btn donate SM.gif (From our blog) to this chapter or become a local chapter supporter.


Since our foundation every semester we visit new students from Systems Engineering Faculty introducing OWASP Ecuador Student Chapter, our activities, projects, meetings and our work.

Hackem Research Group - May 17th - 18th, 2012:

Supporting the OWASP Latam Tour 2012

Hackem Research Group - May 18th, 2012

The OWASP Ecuador Student Chapter is officially founded by Galoget J. Latorre Ch. in National Polytechnic School (EPN) with the presence of Fabio Cerullo and Ramiro Pulgar after the OWASP Latam Tour 2012 .

Hackem Research Group - August 4th - December 22nd, 2012:

A Special Course in the University was opened and was dictated by the Chapter Leader in the Systems Engineering Faculty:

Ethical Hacking - OWASP by Galoget Latorre

Hackem Research Group - August 18th, 2012 - Nowadays:

Implementation of OWASP Hackademic Challenges Project for OWASP Hackem Challenges Training in hack.me was created in order to demonstrate the OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities:

OWASP Hackem Challenges

Hackem Research Group - September 18th, 2012:

A conference given by Galoget Latorre and a CTF prepared by our chapter about OWASP Top 10 in the Software Freedom Day 2012 at EPN.

Software Freedom Day 2012 - Ethical Hacking (OWASP) (SFD Official Site)

Ethical Hacking - OWASP (Hackem Research Group Blog)

Hackem Research Group - September 19th - 23rd, 2012:

Our Chapter was invited to Campus Party Quito 2012, and our leader gave 3 Conferences related with Security:

  • Social Engineering - Hacking the Human Mind
  • Cybercrime & Cyberwarfware in Ecuador
  • Cyberbullying - Harassment through the Internet

After every speech, our team invited people to join our chapter and participate on it.

Also our Chapter Leader was the Winner in a Malware Analysis Contest organized by ESET, after the award, Galoget Latorre introduced our chapter inviting people to participate on it.

Official Announce on National Polytechnic School Site

Awards on the last day of Campus Party Quito 2012 (El Comercio)

Hackem Research Group - January 3rd - June 29th, 2013:

A Special Course in our University was re-opened and was dictated by the Chapter Leader in the Systems Engineering Faculty:

Ethical Hacking - OWASP by Galoget Latorre

Hackem Research Group - January 31st - February 3rd, 2013:

Participation and Triumph of the Chapter Leader in "Cybersecurity for the Next Generation - South American Round 2013" organized by Kaspersky Lab, after the award the Leader spoke about the Local Chapter in his University inviting people to participate on it.

First Ever South American Round of Kaspersky Lab Student Conference Hailed a Success (Kaspersky.com)

EPN destaca triunfos internacionales de su estudiante Galoget Latorre (Conocimiento.gob.ec)

Hackem Research Group - March 27th - March 28th, 2013:

Participation and Support on OWASP Latam Tour 2013, part of our chapter (a team of 4 members) won the 2nd place of OWASP Latam Tour CTF organized by OWASP Ecuador Chapter, for more details see:

OWASP Latam Tour 2013 UTPL - Hackem

At the same time there was a Global CTF for Latam organized by honeyn3t, our Chapter Leader, Galoget Latorre, was part of the Top 30 Scoreboard for Latin America.

OWASP Latam CTF Scoreboard.png

Hackem Research Group - May 4th, 2013:

A conference about "Hacking an Insecure Server in 5 Minutes - Ethical Hacking (OWASP)" was given by our chapter leader: Galoget Latorre and a CTF was prepared by our chapter members.

The objective of this Conference was to show the risks about Web Applications that were developed without Secure Coding Principles, after the event our leader invited people to join our chapter.

FLISoL 2013 celebrated in Quito, Ecuador by Hackem Research Group (flisol.net)

FLISoL 2013 en Quito, Ecuador en la EPN (Hackem Research Group Blog)

Hackem Research Group - August 13th, 2013:

Our chapter organized a Conference about Internet Privacy and Web Security Risks that was given by Ola Bini (from ThoughtWorks), more info:

Internet Privacy Conference (Hackem Research Group Blog)

Hackem Research Group - September 18th - September 22nd, 2013:

Our chapter again is invited to Campus Party Quito 2013 and our leader gave 4 Conferences related to Security and our chapter:

  • Analysis of a Trojan Horse for Microsoft Windows (Reverse Engineering)
  • Hacking a Web Server by exploiting Web Apps Vulnerabilities
  • Malware Creation the easy way for Attackers
  • Entrepreneurship, how to start from the University?

Campus Party Quito - Security & Networks (Official Announce)

Galoget Latorre on Campus Party Quito 2013 talking about Security & OWASP (Hackem Research Group Blog)

Malware Analysis in #cpquito3 - PCWorld

Hackem Research Group on Campus Party Quito 3 (EPN Site)