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OWASP Israel

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Get ready for OWASP AppSec Israel 2018, to be held on 5-6 September, 2018!
Have an idea to share, something to say? CFP is now opened

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    Upcoming events

    No events are scheduled at the moment.

    Past events

    • Nov 20, 2018 (17:30): OWASP Meetup November 2018Synopsis Offices, Maskit 6, entrance B , floor 4 · Herzliya, Save the date! we will have our quarterly OWASP Israel meetup in Synopsys office in Herzliya.Agenda:17:30 - 18:00: Gathering and Networking 18:00 - 18:45: “Scratching the Surface of your CD?” Ofer Maor, Director, Solutions Management, SynopsysContinuous Delivery (CD) introduces a new set of challenges for application security testing, even compared with already fast Continuous Integration (CI) (read more)
    • Sep 5, 2018 (09:00): AppSec Israel 2018Bar Shira Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Einstein st · Tel Aviv, The registration for AppSec Israel is publicly available for the:Training day, Women in AppSec (WIA) event and Conference dayNumber of seats is limited, for registration We are encouraging you all to:Submit your CFP by July 15th - your CFT by July 25th - support u (read more)
    • May 8, 2018 (18:00): OWASP Meetup - May 2018Soluto, Rothschild blvd 39 · Tel Aviv-Yafo, The next OWASP meet-up will be hosted on Soluto offices Rothschild Blvd 39, Tel Aviv-Yafo on May 8th 18:00.As always, attendance is free but we do need you to register in advance in the meet-up page - The DevSecCon conference will be held in Tel-Aviv on the meet-up week and we will host international guests therefore the presentation will be in English. Agenda for the meet-up: Title: Pushing Left (read more)
    • Jan 28, 2018 (18:30): OWASP Israel + Defcon Israel Joint MeetupSafeBreach, Yosef Karo 18 · Tel Aviv, • What we'll doAgenda:18:30 - 18:45 networking18:45 - 19:00 Brief introductions and updates.19:00 - 19:45 Jumping into Heaven’s Gate - Yarden Shafir19:45 - 20:30 Breaking obfuscations - Tomer Zait Presentations abstract:Title: Jumping into Heaven’s Gate - Yarden Shafir Abstract:The old days of 32bit applications are long bygone, nowadays most Operating Systems are running in a 64bit environm (read more)
    • Oct 24, 2017 (15:00): All Day DevOps 2017A virtual event - no location, Nowhere · Tel Aviv-Yafo, On October 24th, OWASP Israel will be supporting the Live Online All Day DevOps Conference. This is a 24 hour event with 5 simultaneous tracks, delivering 96 sessions and 4 keynotes in 38 time zones. Session tracks include Automated Security, CI/CD, Modern Infrastructure, DevOps in Government, and the Tech Crawl, where companies will take you behind the scenes of their DevOps working enviro (read more)
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Hebrew Translations

The OWASP Top 10, 2013 version was translated to Hebrew!

It is now available for download.

The OWASP Risk Rating Methodology, part of the OWASP Testing Project, has been translated to Hebrew, and is available for download in PDF format. Much thanks to Tal Argoni from TriadSec.

Additional Resources

If you have anything else on your mind, please speak up! Contact Avi Douglen with any ideas you have.

The Team

Chairman: Or Katz.

General Activity

  • An annual conference, usually in September or October.
  • Periodic meetings. If you would like to host a meeting or speak in one contact Avi Douglen or Or Katz.
  • Translation of OWASP resources to Hebrew
  • Spreading the Word - Reaching out for more people, especially outside of the AppSec community.
Name Date Location Attendance
AppSec Israel 2016 September 19th 2016 College of Management more than 650 attendees!
Use the presentations info page to download presentations and videos
AppSec Israel 2015 October 13th, 2015 College of Management over 550 participants!
Use the presentations info page to download presentations
AppSec Israel 2014 September 2nd, 2014 IDC over 450 participants!
Use the presentations info page to download presentations
OWASP Israel 2013 October 1st, 2013 480 participants!
Use the presentations info page to download presentations
OWASP Israel 2012 conference Sep 5th, 2012 IDC
OWASP Israel 2011 Conference Sep 15th, 2011 IDC in Herzeliya 350 attendees
OWASP Israel 2010 Conference Sep 6th, 2010 IDC in Herzliya 150 attendees
OWASP Israel 2009 Sunday, September 6th 2009 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
You can find the agenda and uploaded presentations here
The OWASP Israel 2008 conference at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) September 14th, 2008 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 250 attendees
OWASP Israel at the IDC Security Road Show June 3rd, 2008
OWASP sponsored the IDC Security Road Show event in Israel. Thanks for Iris Lev-Ari and Tomer Teller for the help in the OWASP booth.
OWASP Israel 2007 conference at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) Dec 3rd 2007 Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
The 1st official OWASP conference in Israel, was held on Dec 3rd 2007 at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.

The conference really set itself as an event you must come to if you have anything to do with application security. pictures from the conference

Name Date Location Attendance
OWASP Israel June 2017 June 20th, 2017 Intuit Israel, HaHarash St. 4, Hod Hasharon
OWASP Israel April 2017 April 3rd, 2017 Checkmarx's offices, in the Amot Atrium Tower, 2 Jabotinsky St., Ramat Gan 75 people
OWASP Israel January 2017 January 18th, 2017 Radware’s Tel Aviv offices, at Raul Wallenberg 22, Ramat HaChayal 120 people
OWASP Israel June 2016 June 14, 2016 Amdocs Auditorium in Raanana
OWASP Israel April 2016 April 12, 2016 HP Enterprise in Yehud 150 participants
OWASP Israel February 2016 February 2, 2016 F5 Networks in Tel Aviv
OWASP Israel June 2015 June 16, 2015 Microsoft in Herzeliya 120 participants
OWASP Israel March 2015 March 30, 2015 NCR in Raanana 120 participants
OWASP Israel June 2014 June 16, 2014 F5 Networks in Tel Aviv 110 participants
OWASP Israel April 2014 April 23, 2014 Akamai in Herzliya Pituach 100 participants
OWASP Israel January 2014 January 14th, 2014 Amdocs in Ra'anana 120 participants
OWASP Israel May 2013 May 28th, 2013 RSA 80 participants
OWASP Israel February 2013 February 12th, 2013 E&Y
Hebrew version
OWASP Israel Jun-2010 Jun 22nd, 2010 IBM/Watchfire in Herzliya
OWASP Israel Feb-2010 Feb 9th, 2010 Amdocs in Ra'anana 70 attendees
OWASP Israel Jan-2010 Jan 12th, 2010 Breach Security in Herzliya 60 attendees
OWASP Israel Dec-2009 Dec 2009 IBM/Watchfire in Herzliya
OWASP Israel May 2009 meeting May 7th, 2009 IBM in Park Azorim in Petach-Tikva
The presentations were:
  • Web-Based Man-in-the-Middle Attack, Adi Sharabani, IBM (more info)
  • Automation Attacks and Counter Measures, Ofer Shezaf, Xiom (presentation)
Full details in Hebrew
OWASP Israel March 2009 meeting March 26th, 2009 Tel-Aviv University 60 attendees
The presentations were:
  • Securing cellular web applications, Mikko Saario, Founder, OWASP Finland, Security Architect, Large Telecom Solution Provider (download)
  • Real world implementation of a PCI DSS compliance key management, Yaron Hakon, 2bsecure (download)
  • Detecting RFI attacks, Or Katz, Breach Security (download)
  • WAFEC 2.0 - Do WAFs deliver?, Ofer Shezaf, Xiom (download)
Full details in Hebrew
OWASP Israel January 2009 meeting January 28th, 2009 Checkpoint 100 people
The presentations were:
  • Improving Web Application Firewall testing for better deployment in production network, Gregory Fresnais from BreakingPoint, visiting us from France (download)
  • Web 2.0 Hacking, Nimrod Luria, Qrity (download)
  • Wiki Security, Ofer Shezaf, Xiom (download)

Chapter Sponsors

The OWASP Israel chapter's yearly activity is being supported by the generous sponsorship of the following companies:

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