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====Welcome to SnowFROC 2013 - the 5th Annual Front Range OWASP Security Conference====
 
====Welcome to SnowFROC 2013 - the 5th Annual Front Range OWASP Security Conference====
  
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The Colorado OWASP chapters are proud to present the 5th annual SnowFROC. This event will consist of one day of formal presentations and a half-day of training and informal Birds-of-a-Feather (BoaF) sessions. We anticipate approximately 300 attendees. <!--The SnowFROC 2013 keynote speaker is Neal Zering, Technical Director of InfoProtection at NSA.-->
  
After successful FROC's in June of 2008, [http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Front_Range_OWASP_Conference_2009 March of 2009], [[Front_Range_OWASP_Conference_2010|2010]] and [[Front_Range_OWASP_Conference_2012|2012]] we are back in Denver, Colorado USA on March 28-29, 2013. Primary conference proceedings will be held on Thursday with informal "Birds of a Feather" sessions on Friday morning (half-day). We're also trying to arrange discounted skiing for those looking to break free on Friday for the weekend.
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The conference will occur on Thursday, March 28th and will feature four primary tracks:
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*High-Level Technical
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*Deep-Dive / Hands-on Technical
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*Management
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*Legal
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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.
  
The conference is a full day, multi-track event, which will provide valuable information for managers and executives as well as developers and engineers. Tracks are still being finalized but will include:
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The training and BoaF sessions will take place Friday, March 28. Free training will be offered to all conference delegates in the area of secure coding. In addition, Friday will feature a CTF post-mortem in which participants will be encouraged to attack previously out-of-bounds CTF framework (the scoreboard, the VM, etc.).
*Cloud Security - focused on how cloud hosting changes the security model and implementation of security controls
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*Web App Security Management - focused on the manager's view of web application security with a special focus on scope, boundaries, responsibilities, and legal considerations
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*Deep Dive Technical - focused on hard technical problems like encryption across an n-tiered web application stack, auditing web app mashups, and HTML 5 security concerns
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*Web Application Security Testing - focused on testing web apps, especially large and complex enterprise apps
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*Legal Aspects of Web App Security - focused on liability considerations and other concerns of particular interest to managers, executives, and counsel (will be awarded CLE credit)
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While the tracks are ongoing we'll also have a capture the flag (CTF) competition underway featuring homegrown hacking challenges.
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In 2012, we attracted a packed venue with our great AppSec speakers, and we hope to achieve the same again in 2013.
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<br />Executive Events: [[Brad_Carvalho|Brad Carvalho]], [[User:Steve_Kosten|Steve Kosten]]
 
<br />Executive Events: [[Brad_Carvalho|Brad Carvalho]], [[User:Steve_Kosten|Steve Kosten]]
 
<br />CTF: [[User:Chris_Rossi|Chris Rossi]], [[User:Mark_Major|Mark Major]]
 
<br />CTF: [[User:Chris_Rossi|Chris Rossi]], [[User:Mark_Major|Mark Major]]
 
 
==Pesentation Selection Committee==
 
TBD
 
  
  

Revision as of 12:23, 6 February 2013

Welcome to SnowFROC 2013 - the 5th Annual Front Range OWASP Security Conference

The Colorado OWASP chapters are proud to present the 5th annual SnowFROC. This event will consist of one day of formal presentations and a half-day of training and informal Birds-of-a-Feather (BoaF) sessions. We anticipate approximately 300 attendees.

The conference will occur on Thursday, March 28th and will feature four primary tracks:

  • High-Level Technical
  • Deep-Dive / Hands-on Technical
  • Management
  • Legal

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.

The training and BoaF sessions will take place Friday, March 28. Free training will be offered to all conference delegates in the area of secure coding. In addition, Friday will feature a CTF post-mortem in which participants will be encouraged to attack previously out-of-bounds CTF framework (the scoreboard, the VM, etc.).


Conference Committee

Director: Mark Major
Sponsorship: Mark Major, Brad Carvalho, Steve Kosten
Executive Events: Brad Carvalho, Steve Kosten
CTF: Chris Rossi, Mark Major


Colorado Chapter Hosts

OWASP Denver chapter: Steve Kosten, Brad Carvalho (acting)
OWASP Boulder chapter: Mark Major