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OWASP Kansas City

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Upcoming Meetings

We are seeking a speaker for the next KC-OWASP meeting in October.

Date: October 21, 6:30PM

Location: Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch small meeting room
4801 Main St Kansas City, MO 64112

Topic: Introduction to Web Application Firewalls

Agenda: Introduction to Web Application Firewalls will give you an introductory understanding of what security functionality and features that web application firewalls (WAF) provide. In addition, we will review WAF architecture and deployment; differences between traditional firewalls; negative/positive security models; operating modes and much more.

Speaker: Dustin Anders (CISSP) is a Senior Security Engineer with Imperva. Imperva specializes in protecting customer data through web application, database and file security. Mr. Anders has more than 14 years of Information Security experience. He has architected and deployed Information Security solutions for many Fortune 500 companies. Prior to his position with Imperva, he has held senior technical positions at McAfee, Anheuser-Busch, and State Farm.

    Please bring questions, resumes if you are a job seeker, and position openings if you are a hiring manager.

Attendance of OWASP meetings is free and anyone interested in web application security is welcome to attend. Pass on this meeting announcement to anyone else that would benefit from joining us.

Please note:

  • Attendance at an OWASP chapter meeting is free and open to anyone interested in web application security
  • No registration is required, although RSVPs to the chapter leader are appreciated
  • Professionals with CISSPs, or other certifications, can earn CPE credits by attending

We meet at least once a quarter to discuss application security. If you have an interesting topic you'd like to present or discuss at future meetings, please send an email to caughron[at]gmail com. Or, get a discussion going by posting a message to our mailing list.

Past Meetings

Thanks to the speakers for sharing with us at our past chapter meetings. Any presentation handouts or associated documents are shared through the following meeting summaries: