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Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter!


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

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- Meet upwards of 60-90 potential new clients
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- 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


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

Topic: HACKTIVISM: security leaks and moral outrage
Speaker: David Perry

Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD

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Volunteers: Yev Avidon and Mikhael Felker
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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!

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