Front Range OWASP Conference 2013
- Conference Schedule
- Event Sponsors
- Continuing Education Credit
- Hotel and Travel
- Presentation Materials
Welcome to SnowFROC 2013 - the 5th Annual Front Range OWASP Security Conference
The Colorado OWASP chapters are proud to present the 5th annual SnowFROC. Join 300 other developers, business owners, and security professionals for a day-and-a-half of presentations, training, and Birds-of-a-Feather (BoaF) sessions. The SnowFROC 2013 keynote speaker is Neal Ziring, Technical Director of InfoProtection at NSA.
The conference will occur on Thursday, March 28th at the Denver Marriott City Center and will feature four primary tracks:
- High-Level Technical
- Deep-Dive / Hands-on Technical
Running in parallel to the conference proceedings will be a capture the flag (CTF) hacking competition developed exclusively for SnowFROC by Boulder OWASP chapter members. The day will conclude with a moderated panel discussion featuring top industry leaders.
On Friday, March 29, Aaron Weaver will teach a course in secure coding. This training is free to SnowFROC attendees!
Friday will also offer BoaF sessions. Join like-minded industry leaders and discuss pressing issues facing the industry and you. BoaF sessions are self-lead and may address and issue you would like. Pitch your idea and get the ball rolling!
Finally, Friday will feature a postmortem of the CTF tournament. In addition to discussing solutions, techniques, and tools, we will encourage participants to attack the previously out-of-bounds CTF framework. Itching to break into the scoreboard and rack up the points? The gloves come off Friday morning.
Mark Major: Director
Colorado Chapter Hosts
Call for Presentations
Please direct all interested practitioners and colleagues to this site.
Potential speakers may submit abstracts of proposed presentations here.
Abstracts will be formatted automatically during the submission process. However, all uploaded materials must adhere to the following requirements:
- Only Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, rich-text format documents, and text files will be reviewed.
- Author names, affiliations, email addresses, and other personally-identifiable information must be stripped from the uploaded document.
- All presentations must be titled. Titles should appear at the top of the page.
- The overview of the proposed presentation should not exceed 300 words.
Presenters will be allotted 45-minute time slots. One abstract must be submitted for each presentation considered. All abstracts must be written in English.
The following criteria will determine abstract rankings:
- Applicability to the requested topics (see below)
- Relevance to web application development and operations
- Relevance to the cyber security industry at large
- Relevance to the OWASP Foundation
- Strength of presentation (as determined by the review committee)
- Timeliness of submission
Submitted abstracts will be assessed by selected members of the Colorado OWASP chapters. All reviews will be blind and author information will not be visible to reviewers.
Dates and deadlines
Abstract collection will begin January 14th and continue until all speaking slots are filled. Evaluations will occur on a rolling schedule with selected papers announced each Monday, beginning on February 11th. Although the rolling format extends the submission period significantly, potential speakers are advised to submit as early as possible in order to maximize chances for selection.
Final presentations of accepted abstracts must be submitted for review by March 17th. Templates and other presentation formatting constraints will be made available to selected speakers directly.
Phase 1: Jan 14 - Feb 11
Jan 14 - Feb 03: Submission period
Feb 04 - Feb 10: Evaluation period
Feb 11: Selected papers announcement
Phase 2: Feb 04 - Feb 18 (as needed)
Feb 04 - Feb 10: Submission period
Feb 11 - Feb 17: Evaluation period
Feb 18: Selected papers announcement
Phase 3: Feb 11 - Feb 25 (as needed)
Jan 11 - Feb 17: Submission period
Feb 18 - Feb 24: Evaluation period
Feb 25: Selected papers announcement
Phase 4: Feb 18 - Mar 04 (as needed)
Feb 18 - Feb 24: Submission period
Feb 25 - Mar 03: Evaluation period
Mar 04: Selected papers announcement
Mar 17: Final draft presentations due
Mar 18 - Mar 25: Committee final review
Mar 28, 2013: SnowFROC proceedings
All speakers must agree with and abide by the OWASP Speaker Agreement v2.0.
Anyone who cannot or will not abide by these terms will not be permitted to present at the conference.
In addition, presenters must agree to allow use of abstract titles, text, speaker names, and bios for conference promotion. With speaker consent, presentation materials will be distributed to conference attendees and will be recorded and archived for future reference.
The following topics will be prioritized during the selection process.
High-level technical track
- Web application security testing, especially targeting large and complex enterprise applications
- Mobile device security
- Cloud security
- Impacts on the security model
- Implementation of security controls
- OWASP tools and projects
- New and proposed projects
- Development and status of existing projects
Deep-dive technical track
- Technology-specific presentations (HTML5, AJAX, etc.)
- Secure coding for web applications
- Static code analysis
- Hands-on countermeasures
- Encryption across an n-tiered web application stack
- Auditing web application mash-ups
- Web application security management (scope, boundaries, responsibilities, legal considerations, etc.)
- Emerging threats
- Planning and managing secure software development life cycles
- Metrics for managing application security
- Business risks associated with application security
- Liability related to web application security
- Data ownership and privacy laws within the cloud
- Cyber security and privacy legislation and regulation
- Electronic discovery considerations, both traditional and in the cloud
- Cyber security considerations related to law enforcement
- Data disclosure liability
SnowFROC 2013 registration
|$115||Non-Members||Includes 1 year OWASP membership|
|$65||OWASP Members||Register with the email address used to obtain OWASP membership to receive member pricing|
|$35||Students||Proof of current enrollment is required at check-in (no exceptions)|
SnowFROC 2013 Schedule
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CPE and CLE credits
Much of the SnowFROC content is eligible for continuing professional education (CPE) or continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Please check with your institution regarding specific requirements.
The CISM CPE policy (www.isaca.org/cismcpepolicy) states:
One continuing professional education hour is earned for each fifty minutes of active participation (excluding lunches and breaks) in a professional educational activity. Continuing professional education hours are only earned in full-hour increments and rounding must be down. For example, a CISA who attends an eight-hour presentation (480 minutes) with 90 minutes of breaks will earn seven (7) continuing professional education hours.
Activities that qualify for CPE must be directly applicable to the management, design or assessment of an enterprise's information security as per the CISM job practice"
Conference organizers are actively pursuing certified seminar accreditation from the Colorado Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education. For additional information regarding CPEs and Rule 260 please visit the Colorado Supreme Court's CLE page.
Denver Marriott City Center
- Monty Python's Spamalot at the Buell Theatre (3/28-30)
- World-class exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum
- Guided walking tours of downtown's microbreweries
- The Denver Nuggets host the Brooklyn Nets (3/29 @ 7pm)
- Free tours of the US Mint
- Plus all the standard downtown stuff: shopping, more shopping, an aquarium, a zoo, comedy clubs, local music, and many clubs, restaurants, and art galleries.
Out-of-town visitors may be interested in staying for the weekend to enjoy all Colorado has to offer, including:
- Red Rocks amphitheatre
- The Butterfly Pavilion
- Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
- Royal Gorge (Canyon City)
- Coors, New Belgium, and many other Colorado breweries
The SnowFROC staff is pursuing a chartered bus and negotiated discounts for premier ski resorts and lift tickets. Check back soon for details!
Keynote Address: Data Protection for the 21st Century
DevFu: The inner ninja in every application developer
Adventures in Large Scale HTTP Header Abuse
Angry Cars: Hacking the "Car as Platform"
DevOps and Security: It's Happening. Right Now.
Real World Cloud Application Security
SIP Based Cloud Instances
How Malware Attacks Web Applications
Top Ten Web Application Defenses
A Demo of and Preventing XSS in .NET Applications
Data Mining a Mountain of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities
Digital Bounty Hunters - Decoding Bug Bounty Programs
Linking Security to Business Value in the Customer Service Industry
Using SaaS and the Cloud to Secure the SDLC
Measuring Security Best Practices With Open SAMM
Defending Desktop (.NET/C#) Applications: Mitigating in the Dark (A Case Study Remix)
Electronic Discovery for System Administrators
Legal Issues of Forensics in the Cloud
CISPA: Why Privacy Advocates Hate This Legislation
Crafting a Plan for When Security Fails
Information Control: The Critical Need for a Defensible Position - Securing the Information Ecosystem
2012 presentations are available here.