Los Angeles/2011 Meetings/August 24

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Topic: Cyber Challenge Program

Our first speaker is Dr. Dan Manson, Professor at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Manson organizes Cal Poly Pomona team for the US Cyber Challenge and he will present about the Cyber Challenge program.

LA Times Article about Cyber Challenge: click here

Speaker: Dr. Dan Manson

Dr. Dan Manson is a Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department, College of Business, at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dan led the effort for Cal Poly Pomona to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by NSA and DHS. Additionally, Dan has served as Information Security Officer for Cal Poly Pomona, and is Director of the Cal Poly Pomona Center for Information Assurance.


Topic: OWASP Exams Project

Our second presentation is a remote presentation by Jason Taylor of Security Innovation, on the new OWASP Exams Project and the work being done by the OWASP Academies Working Group. This group has already created a set of exam questions that can be used by universities and industry alike to test knowledge in web application security. The project also has a set of rich content, which Jason will review in detail with the group, including a new self-paced computer-based training course on OWASP Top 10. Jason will also demonstrate TeamMentor OWASP edition, a new open source tool that provides just-in-time secure coding and security testing knowledge for teams that that leverage the OWASP Top Ten for Web Application security initiatives.

The URL is https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Exams_Project.

Speaker: Jason Taylor

Meeting Sponsor

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Sprint is a Fortune 100 company with over 40,000 employees. Sprint generate over 32 Billion in 2010 and was the first to launch 4G network in 2009. We currently serve more than 52 million business, government, and individual customers.

Currently, Sprint’s main focus is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) which represents the largest growth opportunity for wireless network providers. It could help increase wireless penetration by up to 300 Percent. To meet this increasing demands, the Emerging Solutions group was formed. The Emerging Solutions group has seen specifically high numbers opportunity in the area of healthcare. Sprint also sees the emergence of the tablet and the EMR Mandate as an opportunity! Companies will be forced to address mobile security concerns, especially the access of electronic medical records outside of the security of their existing firewalls.

Sprint’s Emerging Solutions’ group recently partner up with 3gLogix to implement a project with a healthcare company to allow confidential information to be viewed remotely at the patient site utilizing there secure dual layer authentication product, DynaPass. This allowed the clinical data to be entered locally and then instantly transferred back to the clinic center for immediate healthcare billing. The project product roll-out was a Samsung 7” tablet (2.2 Android OS) running off Sprint CDMA 3G network securely, without any need of encryption or VPN to slow down the process.

“Sprint has redefined M2M opportunities for business only 12 months after launching Emerging Solutions Unit.” -CNBC.com