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Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter!


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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, May 29, 2013 7PM Symantec Offices, Culver City

  • -->Note the change in date, due to the ISSA Security Summit on May 21 (Have you REGISTERED?)<--
  • Speaker: Steven Woodward
  • Topic: Cloud Computing – Security and Interoperability Perspectives

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.

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.

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.

The presentation is designed to be interactive and will include some group activities to generate discussions and identify practical solutions.

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.

  • Bio: Steven Woodward

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.

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.

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.

Sponsor: Qualys, Inc.

Qualys, Inc.

On Demand Security.

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.

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Los Angeles Chapter

Volunteer OWASP Leaders: 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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