Welcome to the Hartford chapter homepage. The chapter leader is James McGovern
OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.
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Jun 10th 2009
We are seeking a sponsor for food and beverages. Alternatively donations are appreciated.
OPENING REMARKS: 5:00 - 5:15 PM
James McGovern, OWASP Hartford Chapter Leader
BEST PRACTICES FOR NETWORK SECURITY: IF YOU ONLY KNEW WHAT HACKERS CAN DO! : 5:15 - 6:00 PM
Kent Browne, Security Solutions Architect for IBM
FOOD BREAK: 6:00 - 6:15 PM
THE ANATOMY OF SECURITY DISASTERS: 6:15 - 7:00 PM
Marcus Ranum CTO, Tenable Security
Noted participant in the security arena for over 20 years, Kent is widely recognized as an authority on security issues with unique perspectives on such topics as "the need for policies and procedures", "honeypots on the net", "protecting your children", "hacktivism", "hackers and ethics", and many others. Featured guest on Television (BBC, RAI, ABC News, Silicon Spin, etc.), Radio and in magazines (Computer World, Business News, New York Times etc.) Kent is currently Security Solutions Architect for IBM.
Marcus J. Ranum, Chief Security Officer of Tenable Security, Inc., is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. Since the late 1980's, he has designed a number of groundbreaking security products including the DEC SEAL, the TIS firewall toolkit, the Gauntlet firewall, and NFR's Network Flight Recorder intrusion detection system. He has been involved in every level of operations of a security product business, from developer, to founder and CEO of NFR. Marcus has served as a consultant to many FORTUNE 500 firms and national governments, as well as serving as a guest lecturer and instructor at numerous high-tech conferences.
UPCOMING 2009 EVENTS
It's the generosity and commitment of our sponsors that enables us to provide our attendees with high-caliber speakers they've come to expect...
FRAMEWORK-LEVEL THREAT ANALYSIS: ADDING SCIENCE TO THE ART OF SOURCE CODE REVIEW: 3:30 - 4:15 PM
Rohit Sethi, Security Compass
Rohit Sethi, Manager of Professional Services, Security Compass, is a specialist in threat modeling, application security reviews, and building security controls into the software development life cycle (SDLC). Mr. Sethi is a frequent guest speaker and instructor at several conferences, including RSA, Shmoocon, and CSI. He has written articles for Security Focus and the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), and has been quoted as an expert in application security for ITWorldCanada and Computer World.
At Security Compass, Rohit teaches students various topics on web application security in cities across North America. He has also managed and performed extensive threat analysis, source code reviews, and penetration testing for clients in financial services, utilities, telecommunications and healthcare.
He is often consulted for his dual expertise in information security and software engineering.
Call for Speakers
This is a call for speakers/papers. If we haven't approached you, but you believe you have a significant discovery or new research that the security community would value, or enjoy hearing about, we invite you to submit your presentation topic for serious consideration. Preference will be given to speakers who can present new and innovative technical content to a broad audience. Of course, all presentations are expected to challenge the brightest and quickest of attendees - we wouldn't have it any other way.
OWASP is not a vendor fair. Consequently, there will be very little tolerance for commercial content within presentations. Attendees will be encouraged to quell any shameless marketing that is not immediately backed up with rationale for its inclusion.
Some topics of interest for upcoming meetings include (but are not limited to):
- Breaking CAPTCHA
- Hacking Cardspace and Identity 2.0
- Breaking Commercial Software for Fun and Profit
- Tactics for breaking software licensing schemes
- Gaming, the next overlooked security hole
- Hacking Mainframes
- Database rootkits
Agenda: Tuesday, April 30th 2009
RECRUITING ELITE IT TALENT Jordan Haberfield (Agile Elephant), SVP of System One
DETECTING BACKDOORS IN WEB APPLICATIONS Chris Wysopal CTO, Veracode
Agenda: Tuesday, February 10th 2009
OPEN SOURCE IDENTITY SERVICES (The Higgins Project) Mary Ruddy, Meristic
ENABLING STRONGER/MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION FOR ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS Ramesh Nagappan, Security Architect at Sun Microsystems
STATE OF WEB APPLICATION SECURITY
Gunnar Peterson, CTO of Artec Group and Twin Cities OWASP
Agenda: Wednesday, November 11th 2008
LIGHTWEIGHT SECURITY USING IDENTITY-BASED ENCRYPTION: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Richard Eisenberg, Architect at Voltage Security
Agenda: Wednesday, September 24th 2008
Agenda: Wednesday, June 11th 2008
CARDSPACE AND USER CENTRIC IDENTITY Chris Winn, Security Evangelist, Microsoft
Agenda: Wednesday, April 30th 2008
THE IDIOTS GUIDE TO DEVELOPING BAD ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS AND WORST LOGGING PRACTICES Anton Chuvakin, Chief Logging Evangelist, LogLogic
KEEPING SECRETS: APPLICATION SECURITY IS A BUSINESS IMPERATIVE Jack Danahy, CTO and Founder, Ounce Labs
Agenda: Thursday, February 28th 2008
HOW WEB 2.0 HAS CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF APPLICATION SECURITY Chenxi Wang, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
EXPLOITING ONLINE GAMES Gary McGraw, CTO, Cigital
All meetings are held at the headquarters of The Hartford Financial Services Group (The Hartford), One Hartford Plaza, Hartford CT 06115 in the Tower Building, Atrium Conference Room. Free parking is available in our Tower Ramp Garage.