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OWASP Louisville

Welcome to the Louisville chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are: Curtis Koenig, Carolyn Fiske,Heather Haworth, Brian Blankenship, and Kristen Sullivan
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Upcoming Events

We will be having our next chapter meeting on August 30th.

Topic: What you need to know about Open Web Apps and Security

Presenter: Mark Goodwin

Location: Heartland Payment Systems, One Heartland Way, Jeffersonville, IN 47130, 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Abstract: A brief look at Mozilla's proposed standard for Open Web Apps, how they work and some best practices to follow to ensure yours are secure.

We are very pleased to have another speaker from Mozillia.org at this meeting. The meeting will be conducted via teleconference.

Mark Goodwin works on application security for Mozilla, creators of the popular Firefox web browser. At work, Mark works with web applications and browser security. At home, he plays with the security too; web, phone apps, consumer electronics of all sorts. He also likes to make robots, and tweeting doorbells. Mark has previously worked on Internet banking, e-commerce, embedded systems and logistics software.

Please join us if you can. The meeting is free as always. Water and soft drinks are provided at no cost. Feel free to bring a lunch if you like.

We hope to see you there!

Past Events

Please note: videos of our meetings are below in the presentations sections. We will try to take video of each meeting based on the speaker's permission. Demos may be omitted.

Louisville OWASP Chapter Board Members

Scope of the board is to discuss and approve local activities, meetings and plans.The board meetings will be announced at a later date. The board currently includes the following members:

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Meeting Presentations

We are now trying to video all of our presentations thanks to our newest board member, Adrian Crenshaw! The taping of our meetings will be with the consent of our speakers. Thanks.

March 2009 Presentation

June 2009 Presentation Adrian Crenshaw

September 2009 Presentation Rohyt Belani

January 2010 Presentation Rafal Los


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OWASP Membership

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Articles, Links, etc.

OWASP article with the official SCG release on Darkreading magazine today.


The Rocky Road to More Secure Code


OWASP Sheds Light on its Security Standards