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== '''Announcements'''  ==
 
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=== ''' [http://www.appseccali.org/ Mark Your Calendars: OWASP AppSec California Summit January 27-28, 2014-] ===
  
 
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== '''Next Meeting  ''Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7PM'' Symantec Offices, Culver City'''==  
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== '''Next Meeting  Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7PM @ Symantec Offices, 900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230'''==  
  
*''' -->Note the change in date, due to the ISSA Security Summit on May 21 ('''[http://www.issala.org/summit/ Have you REGISTERED]?)<--'''
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*''' Topic: Layer 7 DDos Attacks'''
  
*''' ''Speaker: Steven Woodward'''
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In this talk we will examine different DoS attack techniques used against cloud services. Many attacks discussed in the presentation target the application layer of the service, are highly efficient and asymmetric. In some cases, a single HTTP request of less than 50 bytes is sufficient to knock out a server until reboot. In addition to describing the attacks, we will also investigate the application design issues that lead to vulnerability, and demonstrate coding fixes as well as cloud based defenses that can be used to mitigate the problem.
  
*''' Topic: Cloud Computing – Security and Interoperability Perspectives'''
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*''' Speaker: '''Cassio Goldschmidt is a former president of the OWASP Los Angeles Chapter'''
  
Many organizations are evaluating and migrating toward cloud computing solutions. In 2013, some the key challenges pertain to security and interoperability.  Open cloud standards can help manage risks, while fostering efficient solution delivery.
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Cassio Goldschmidt is a globally recognized application security leader with strong background in both product and program-level security. Outside work, Cassio is known for his contributions to Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)/SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security (SANS) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors, along with contributing to the security education curriculum of numerous universities and helping to create International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2’s Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification.
  
Steven Woodward shares updates from numerous international cloud standards related organizations. In Canada, he leads several of the cloud computing initiatives in both the private and public sectors. This includes being one of the founding board members of the Cloud Security Alliance Canadian Chapter.
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Cassio was one of the three finalist in the first (ISC)² Americas Information Security Leadership (ISLA) Awards 2011 in the Information Security Practitioner category and endowed with the special Community Service Star award during the same occasion. In 2012 Cassio was selected as one of the finalist for the OWASP Web Application Security Person of the Year (WASPY) Award. Cassio holds a number of US patents and is an accomplished writer and presenter in the field of application security.
  
Steven describes key cloud ecosystems models; highlighting where security considerations fit, along with different perspectives on interoperability.  Several real-life scenarios will be used, highlighting cloud concepts, security, interoperability and the impacts these can have on commitments (functionality, costs, time-to-value and quality).  Service Agreements and Service Level Agreements will also be addressed to identify where you may find security and interoperability considerations specified in the contracts.
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== '''Sponsor: SecureAuth'''==
  
The presentation is designed to be interactive and will include some group activities to generate discussions and identify practical solutions.
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[[Image:Iab120x90_1414462.jpeg‎ |link=http://http://www.secureauth.com/]]
  
Attendees of the presentation will leave with a better understanding of cloud security and interoperability considerations, plus be aware of reference material and models that help address those challenges.
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SecureAuth offers Mobile, Web, and Identity Access Mgmt, including single signon (SSO) and 2-factor authentication for cloud, mobile, and network applications.  
 
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*''' Bio: '''Steven Woodward'''
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Steven Woodward is CEO and founder of Cloud Perspectives and is the Canadian Cloud Council Director of Cloud Governance.  He was recently announced as the Chief Cloud Officer for “the Politburo”, a new innovative cloud provider based in Canada.  He is a leading contributor to the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST), TM Forum, Object Management Group Cloud Standards Customer Council and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Joint Collaboration Activity cloud computing working groups.
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Steven represents the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance at the Shared Services Canada Architecture Advisory Committee and is helping define the Canadian Federal Government Cloud Computing Strategy.  In addition to cloud standards and best practices guides, he authored the “Cloud Measurement” chapter in the 2012 CRC Press published book, “The IFPUG Guide to IT and Software Measurement.”  In 2010 he was elected to the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) board of directors, where he is responsible for conferences and formed a, IFPUG metrics cloud computing community.
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A frequent international instructor, presenter and leader, he continues fostering cloud collaboration in the industry and academia.  From Los Angeles, he is travelling to Maui as keynote at the IEEE System of Systems Engineering conference.
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== '''Sponsor: Qualys, Inc.'''==
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'''[http://www.qualys.com Qualys, Inc.]
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On Demand Security.
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Qualys’ solutions help organizations with globally distributed data centers and IT infrastructures to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions.
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Built on Qualys’ new and powerful next generation SaaS platform, QualysGuard Web Application Scanning (WAS) brings web application security to a new level using the power and scalability of the cloud to accurately discover, catalog and scan large numbers of web applications ensuring increased productivity and a high level of protection.
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WAS identifies web application vulnerabilities in the OWASP Top Ten like SQL injection, cross site scripting (XSS) and URL redirection as well as emerging threats such as Slowloris. It also simplifies the complexity and reduces costs of web application scanning with an intuitive, easy-to-use automated solution with an extremely low false positive rate and a rich dynamic user interface (UI) with clear workflows for scanning and reporting.
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===== Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/ =====
 
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== '''Other Events'''  ==
 
== '''Other Events'''  ==
  
*''' [http://www.issala.org/summit/ Registration now open for the ISSA LA Security Summit May 21 at the Universal City Hilton] '''
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*''' [http://www.issala.org/event/issa-la-august-lunch-meeting/ ISSA-LA August Lunch Meeting- August 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:45 pm-]  
Come see the Opening Keynote by Obama's first Cybersecurity Czar, Howard Schmidt; an OWASP Top Ten session by Jim Manico; a CISO and a Law Enforcement Panel; and much more!
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'''Speaker''': Christopher Elisan'''<br>
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'''Topic''': Malware Automation'''<br>
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Automation is key when it comes to production. The same is true for malware. Malware production has moved on from the traditional manual method to a more efficient automated assembly line. In this talk, I will take the audience on an over-the-shoulder look at how attackers automate malware production. Discussion will focus on the tools and methodologies the attackers use to produce thousands of malware on a daily basis. The talk will then conclude with a live demonstration of how malware is produced in an automated fashion.
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*''' [https://issaladinnermeeting.eventbrite.com/ OWASP-ISSA Joint Monthly Meeting - September 18, 2013-]
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'''Speaker''': Jerry Hoff'''<br>
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'''Topic''': Demonstration of Common Web Vulnerabilities using WebGoat.NET'''<br>
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Developers cannot defend against unknown threats.  Understanding vulnerabilities and security controls is an absolute necessity – not only for developers, but for Architects, QA and anyone else involved in the creation of software. This talk starts by making a strong argument for developer education, and how it fits into any organization’s SDLC. From there, we discuss other OWASP resources and projects dedicated to developer education, and an in-depth discussion of OWASP WebGoat.NET – an ASP.NET specific re-design of OWASP which meets the needs and addresses the challenges of modern application security training programs.
  
 
*''' [http://www.appsecusa.org/2013/ AppSec USA 2013, NYC November 18-21 at Marriott, NYC] '''
 
*''' [http://www.appsecusa.org/2013/ AppSec USA 2013, NYC November 18-21 at Marriott, NYC] '''
 
AppSec USA is a world-class software security conference for technologists, auditors, risk managers, and entrepreneurs, gathering the world's top practitioner, to share the latest research and practices.
 
AppSec USA is a world-class software security conference for technologists, auditors, risk managers, and entrepreneurs, gathering the world's top practitioner, to share the latest research and practices.
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=== ''' [http://appseccali.org/ OWASP AppSec California Summit January 27-28, 2014-] ===
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== Archives of Previous Meetings  ==
 
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[[Los Angeles/2008 Meetings|2008 Meetings]]  
  
[[Los Angeles Presentation Archive|List of presentations available from past meetings]] <!--A list of previous presentations conducted at the Los Angeles Chapter can be found [https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Los_Angeles_Previous_Presentations here].-->  
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[[Los Angeles Presentation Archive | Presentation Archive ]] <!--A list of previous presentations conducted at the Los Angeles Chapter can be found [https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Los_Angeles_Previous_Presentations here].-->  
  
 
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*[mailto:Stuart.Schwartz@owasp.org Stuart Schwartz] -- Board Member  
 
*[mailto:Stuart.Schwartz@owasp.org Stuart Schwartz] -- Board Member  
  
Volunteer OWASP Leaders: Yev Avidon and Mikhael Felker  <br>
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Volunteers: Yev Avidon and Mikhael Felker  <br>
 
Volunteer OWASP Wiki: Mike Francis <br>
 
Volunteer OWASP Wiki: Mike Francis <br>
 
The Los Angeles chapter was founded by Cassio Goldschmidt.  
 
The Los Angeles chapter was founded by Cassio Goldschmidt.  

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Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter!

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Single Meeting Supporter: Organizations that wish to support the OWASP Los Angeles Chapter with a 100% tax deductible donation enable the OWASP Foundation to continue its mission

Get the following benefits::

- Meet upwards of 60-90 potential new clients
- Be recognized as a local supporter by posting your company logo on the local chapter page and on our Meetup site(Image size for logos: gif, jpg or png with a size of 150px X 45px at 72dpi or 55px X 80px at 72dpi) 
- Have your marketing write-up included in e-mail blasts sent prior to a monthly meeting.
- Have a table at local chapter meeting 
- Promote your products and services
- Bring a raffle prize to gather business cards

Contact us #Los Angeles Chapter for general questions relating to sponsorship and donations

Announcements

Mark Your Calendars: OWASP AppSec California Summit January 27-28, 2014-

Change in Leadership

Tin Zaw has been a strong and effective visionary President and Leader for OWASP Los Angeles for several years. He will remain an active member of the Board, but effective January 1, 2013, Tin will be stepping down as Leader. Richard Greenberg -- Current Board Member, will assume this role going forward. We give our thanks to Tin for his efforts and dedication and look forward to the new year under Richard's leadership.


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Next Meeting Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7PM @ Symantec Offices, 900 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

  • Topic: Layer 7 DDos Attacks

In this talk we will examine different DoS attack techniques used against cloud services. Many attacks discussed in the presentation target the application layer of the service, are highly efficient and asymmetric. In some cases, a single HTTP request of less than 50 bytes is sufficient to knock out a server until reboot. In addition to describing the attacks, we will also investigate the application design issues that lead to vulnerability, and demonstrate coding fixes as well as cloud based defenses that can be used to mitigate the problem.

  • Speaker: Cassio Goldschmidt is a former president of the OWASP Los Angeles Chapter

Cassio Goldschmidt is a globally recognized application security leader with strong background in both product and program-level security. Outside work, Cassio is known for his contributions to Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode), the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)/SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security (SANS) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors, along with contributing to the security education curriculum of numerous universities and helping to create International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2’s Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification.

Cassio was one of the three finalist in the first (ISC)² Americas Information Security Leadership (ISLA) Awards 2011 in the Information Security Practitioner category and endowed with the special Community Service Star award during the same occasion. In 2012 Cassio was selected as one of the finalist for the OWASP Web Application Security Person of the Year (WASPY) Award. Cassio holds a number of US patents and is an accomplished writer and presenter in the field of application security.

Sponsor: SecureAuth

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SecureAuth offers Mobile, Web, and Identity Access Mgmt, including single signon (SSO) and 2-factor authentication for cloud, mobile, and network applications.

Please RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Los-Angeles/events/


Would you like to speak at an OWASP Los Angeles Meeting?

Call for Papers (CFP) is NOW OPEN. To speak at upcoming OWASP Los Angeles meetings please submit your BIO and talk abstract via email to Richard Greenberg. The talk must be vendor neutral and its content be available under Creative Common 3.0 license.


Other Events

Speaker: Christopher Elisan
Topic: Malware Automation
Automation is key when it comes to production. The same is true for malware. Malware production has moved on from the traditional manual method to a more efficient automated assembly line. In this talk, I will take the audience on an over-the-shoulder look at how attackers automate malware production. Discussion will focus on the tools and methodologies the attackers use to produce thousands of malware on a daily basis. The talk will then conclude with a live demonstration of how malware is produced in an automated fashion.

Speaker: Jerry Hoff
Topic: Demonstration of Common Web Vulnerabilities using WebGoat.NET
Developers cannot defend against unknown threats. Understanding vulnerabilities and security controls is an absolute necessity – not only for developers, but for Architects, QA and anyone else involved in the creation of software. This talk starts by making a strong argument for developer education, and how it fits into any organization’s SDLC. From there, we discuss other OWASP resources and projects dedicated to developer education, and an in-depth discussion of OWASP WebGoat.NET – an ASP.NET specific re-design of OWASP which meets the needs and addresses the challenges of modern application security training programs.

AppSec USA is a world-class software security conference for technologists, auditors, risk managers, and entrepreneurs, gathering the world's top practitioner, to share the latest research and practices.

OWASP AppSec California Summit January 27-28, 2014-

Archives of Previous Meetings

2013 Meetings

2012 Meetings

2011 Meetings

2010 Meetings

2009 Meetings

2008 Meetings

Presentation Archive


Los Angeles Chapter

Volunteers: Yev Avidon and Mikhael Felker
Volunteer OWASP Wiki: Mike Francis
The Los Angeles chapter was founded by Cassio Goldschmidt.


The AppSec USA 2010 conference received rave reviews. Thanks to all the volunteers and great speakers who helped make it a success!

Web archive: http://2010.AppSecUSA.org

Videos: http://vimeo.com/user4863863/videos

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