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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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Get the following benefits::

- Meet upwards of 70-110 potential new clients
- Be recognized as a local supporter by posting your company logo on the local chapter page and on our Meetup site
- 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


OWASP Foundation is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related security topic you would like to present on.


OWASP Los Angeles received the BEST Chapter Leaders award at AppSec USA NY

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Next OWASP Meeting

**NOTE: Please review NEW parking rules (@meetup.com) for our monthly meetings at Symantec as of 7/22/2014 **

April 29, 2015 7pm at Symantec - Culver City, Ca

  Speaker: Kunal Anand
  Topic: Beyond the Perimeter: The reality of the new application security landscape

Abstract: Web applications are dynamic, distributed and perhaps most importantly - the heart of every business in the post-PC era. These applications collect, process and persist information from a myriad of third-party services and users. From an adversary's perspective, the attack surface has never been more tantalizing. Today, a security model entirely predicated on applying controls and pattern-matching at the perimeter is at best a zero-sum game; applying probabilistic logic highlights that pattern matching techniques cannot prevent attacks created by content and SQL fuzzers. This talk will explore an alternative approach to identifying bad actors at runtime via the implementation of language security models to prevent attacks like XSS and SQLi without relying on past definitions and signatures. We’ll cover the tradeoffs, discuss performance and review the challenges of modern application security.

Speaker bio: Kunal is the co-founder and CTO of Prevoty, an application security platform. Prior to that, he was the Director of Technology at the BBC Worldwide, overseeing engineering and operations across the company’s global Digital Entertainment and Gaming initiatives. Kunal also has several years of experience leading security, data and engineering at Gravity, MySpace and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine and Fast Company. He continues to develop the patented security technologies that power Prevoty’s core products. Kunal received a B.S. from Babson College.

Thanks to our sponsor:

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Prevoty delivers powerful real-time Application Security capability for enterprises via its runtime application and monitoring & protection technology. We solve security challenges across the entire application portfolio: Instant remediation of existing vulnerability backlogs (Past), Quicker time-to-market without introducing new vulnerabilities (Present), and Dramatically reduced exposure to zero-day attacks (Future).

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 OR Stuart Schwartz. The talk must be vendor neutral and its content be available under Creative Common 3.0 license.

Upcoming OWASP Meetings

May 27, 2015 7pm at Symantec - Culver City, Ca

  Topic: Clever: Securing the Savvy Vector

Depending on your age you may remember Superman or Office Space and the clever scheme to take the portions of a penny from huge number of transactions in order to un-noticeably get rich quick. What about cybercrime in the real world? In this talk we will look at the clever side of cybercrime. Real world examples, events and protection. This information will help you as a security professional look at your world with a clever view and make you better at securing your world from the clever, savvy vector.

  Speaker: Kelly Fitzgerald 

Kelly has a BS in Computer Science from CSUSB. She was awarded a full academic scholarship from the National Science Foundation. In her senior year of college she took a job at EvidentData doing computer forensics. From there she fell in love with the dark side and purposely went in persuit of a career in computer security looking at the bleedy places where people and technology bruise. Kelly has worked at Symantec since 2003 and has two single-filer patents pending.

Other Events

ISSA-LA May Lunch Meeting - May 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

  Topic: TBD
  Speaker: TBD

ISSA-LA Seventh Annual Information Security Summit - Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:30am - 6pm @ Los Angeles Convention Center

OWASP Special 20% discount code: "SW24OC" ISSA LA SUMMIT7 - OWASP-LA FLYER

ISSA-LA Summit 7 Training – Friday, June 5, 2015 @ Los Angeles Convention Center
Secure Coding Boot Camp by Jim Manico,
Information Security Boot Camp for IT Professionals by Ed Pagett & Mikhael Felker,
Build Your Own Cyber Range by Kevin Cardwell

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Presentation Archive

Los Angeles Chapter

Volunteers: Yev Avidon and Mikhael Felker
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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