OWASP Huntsville, Alabama
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Local News - Chapter is ACTIVE
Meeting Location - VERIFIED
The Huntsville chapter Committee met today (Feb 27,2010) and have official secured several high quality meeting locations. The first public meeting will be held at the new SAIC(SAIC.com) location in Huntsville’s Research Park. SAIC has also mentioned that we will have continual access to the conference room depending on the number of attendees.
Google map link to the location .
TThe SAIC conference room that is currently approved will hold approximately 10-15 attendees comfortably. Other approved locations include the new CB&S Bank downtown location, and Intergraph in Huntsville. The CB&S conference room i will hold 12-17 and if additional space is required Intergraph has an auditorium that would be accessible. Based on other groups, we estimate 10-30 attendees for the initial March meeting (March 24, 2010)
When the Chapter meets
The Huntsville OWASP Chapter will meet the third (3rd) Wednesday of every month. The first meeting will be in March 2010. However, due to spring break, the first public meeting will be re-scheduled to March 24, 2010. The normal meeting schedule will return in April, and the projected date is April 12-2010. Location will vary depending on RSVP.
The March 24, 2010 meeting will provide an overview of OWASP and include high level information on projects, funding, current news, future plans, and an open discussion on the local Huntsville Chapter. A short presentation on OWASP will be provided by Joshua Perrymon, who will then open the meeting to the open discussion. We urge you to attend to better understand OWASP, what the Huntsville chapter is planning, and to provide feedback on current application security issues.
Chapter Meeting Times/ Schedule
11:30 -11:45 : Lunch / Social
11:45 -12:00 : Chapter News /Updates
12:00-:12:30-12:45 Talk (This is variable based on content and type of presenation)
12:45-1:00- Open Discussion / Q&A / FeedBack for next meetings content
- This is a rough schedule, but we will attempt to stick to it as close as possible. If presentations are to be over an hour appropriate announcements will be made ahead of time for scheduling. We understand that everyone can't be out of the office for several hours, and want to pack as much value and content into the alloted time as possible. The goal is for each atendee to walk away with usable information and value. If we are not doing that, thencontact us and let us know how to improve our meeting process.
Potential Training/ 1-day Application Security Conference Idea
We have discussed having a one day conference focused on Application Security. Tracks would be based on OWASP content, projects, methods, etc and how to put it all together to create and maintain an effective application security program.
Tracks/Session may be split based on technical and management focused material. This may be held Q4 2010 depending on community feedback, planning and budget. We can also start on a smaller scale to define a workable model before investing in a much larger event.
Attendees would be charged an affordable fee of $100-$250 with proceeds from the conference going directly into the Chapters OWASP PayPal fund. Vendor space would be available to help support the event as well.
Ideas/Comments may be sent to Joshua Perrymon (Josh AT PacketFocus.com)
Huntsville Chapter Board Members
The Huntsville Board has been selected for 2010 and had the first planning meeting February 27, 2010 at SAIC in Huntsville. The board was selected by community security leaders from a diverse background of companies. The board represents different members from various roles in each of their respective organizations to bring broad perspective, cross-industry experience, and to ensure the chapter operates effectively and provides value back to the community.
Board Chairman: Joshua Perrymon: PacketFocus
- Bob Luedeman: CB&S Bank
- Dean V. Della Pella: Intergraph
- Mike Lyman: SAIC
- Harold Cook: SAIC
Current board responsibilities include:
Speaker selection, budgeting/accounting, marketing, operations, integration with other security organizations, updating content, obtaining feedback from the local community, venue selection, catering, and event planning to name a few. The overall vision is to raise application security awareness among all Huntsville companies/organizations. We also want to bridge the gap between executive and technical in relation to application security to ensure a cohesive process that works from the top down.
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Quick 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
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)