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We are always looking for security minded speakers to present on a topic of your choice, Developers, Quality Assurance, Project Managers, Managers are all welcome, if you're interested please contact one of the chapter leaders.
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Previous Meetings & Presentations
When: Wednesday, November 16th, 8pm '- Local Chapter Kickoff Meeting + Presentation (Steve Hendrikse - Introduction To Web Services Security Testing)
Location: RumRunnerPub, 1 King Street W., Kitchener (Basement of Walper Hotel, corner of King and Queen- Map/Directions
Description: For this informal meeting, we will have brief introductions, complete some general housekeeping, and discuss what we would like to get out of our local chapter. For the second half, our guest speaker will present an introduction to web services security testing
Welcome & Introductions
OWASP Mission & Goals
OWASP resources and materials
- Steve Hendrikse - Intro to testing Web Services
- Open Discussion
- Feedback & Closing Comments
Speaker Bio: Steve Hendrikse is a Technical Security Analyst with Research In Motion. He specializes in web application security assessment and testing. Steve also has a leading role within the Corporate Security Department in developing and extending the Secure Development Lifecycle at RIM. Steve studied Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario and attained an MSc. in Information Security from the Royal Holloway. His interests include application/system usability and accessibility, reverse engineering, and design for security.
Outcome / Update: Our first meeting was a great success. We had 9 people attend, including our speaker. We had some techical diffictulties with our projector setup, but were able to overcome it due to the small crowd. The presentation was very interesting and the speaker was Class One. Thanks Steve for a great / informative presentation. Below is a link to the slideshow portion of the presentation for anyone intersted in the topic to view. We are looking forward to our next meeting, hoping some time in May / June. Stay tuned.
Steve's Presentation on Web Service Security Testing [Presentation Slide Show]
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