OWASP Huntsville, Alabama
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We are excited to announce that we have secured a steady meeting location at the SAIC facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The chapter commitee will meet Feb. to plan the first "Official" meeting in March. Hopefully, we will add the specific SAIC meeting location link and map this week.
Huntsville Chapter Commitee
We are going to try ssomething a little different with the Huntsville Chapter. The main goal is to better educate the local IT community with focus on application security. But to perform this efficiently, we must first work with the community represenatives to understand the current applications security needs, education gap-analysis, etc. Basically, the commitee was formed with local IT leaders from various companies such as SAIC, Intergraph, and CB&S Bank to name a few. What we look for is feedback from all perspectives to drive the meeting content, and to help solve problems. Because at the end of the meeting, the attendee needs to walk away with valus and usuable information. This may be a solution to input validation, or a new way of thinking about risk and security applications. OWASP is a 360 degree process focusing solely on application security, and we plan on promoting that through education, awareness, and improved processes.
Security before Operations.
Wuick list of useful OWASP Documentation and Projects
OWASP Development Guide a massive document covering all aspects of web application and web service security (Assessment Criteria v1.0)
OWASP .NET Project http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_.NET_Project the purpose of the this project is to provide a central repository of information and tools for software professionals that use the Microsoft .NET Framework for web applications and services. (Assessment Criteria v1.0)
OWASP Testing Guide http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Testing_Project a project focused on application security testing procedures and checklists (Assessment Criteria v1.0)
OWASP Top Ten Project http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project
OWASP Application Security Verification Standard Project http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Application_Security_Verification_Standard_Project The ASVS defines the first internationally-recognized standard for conducting application security assessments. It covers both automated and manual approaches for assessing (verifying)