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OWASP Manchester

Welcome to the Manchester chapter homepage. This UK chapter was started last year (2011), having grown out of the successful Leeds_UK chapter.
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OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) 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 software security topic you would like to present on.


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Date: September 11th

Location: PwC

Registration: Via Eventbrite

Schedule: Doors open at 18:00, talks start at 18:30 prompt - please make sure you are there on time.

And please let us know if you book tickets but then cant make it. In the past we have had people who couldnt book on and then had empty seats on the night.

Talk: CVE-2012-2122 - MySQL authentication bypass and code analysis

Speaker: Campbell Murray - A UK pen tester & community contributor. Tech Director of Encription Limited, Director and member of the Technical Panel for Tigerscheme

Campbell will give a proper tekky talk on CVE-2012-2122, more readily known as the MySQL authentication bypass and code analysis.

Talk: Defensive techniques and abusive web requests

Speaker: Jason Steer - has worked in IT security for 15 years and works as a solution architect for Silver Tail across Europe

Jason will discuss and walk through some real world attacks being seen by our customers web applications from banking, ecommerce, travel etc to show various business logic abuse cases of website functionality. Attacks are on the rise however most businesses are not aware of the extent of attacks on an hourly basis.

Open mic: bring a topic!

Depending how things go theres an optional session where anyone can stand up and talk (or start a discussion) for up to (say) 5 mins about any security topic they like.

You can either put your name forward via the mailing list before hand or just speak up at the meeting.

Its the first time we'll have tried it, so no idea how it will work out, but it sounded like a good idea :)

If you would like to talk at future meetings then please get in touch via the mailing list or one of the chapter leaders.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

November 2012

Please get in touch if you would like to speak at a Manchester event - we would be delighted to hear from you.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

2012 Dates

30th May

1st February

2011 Dates

16th November

24th August As part of the Leeds Chapter

22nd June As part of the Leeds Chapter

2010 Dates

8th December As part of the Leeds Chapter

The chapter leaders are:

We are actively seeking more chapter leaders - please get in touch if you would like to become one!

Other related organisations in the Manchester area:

Please get in touch with one of the chapter leaders to get your organisation listed here.

And feel free to use the Manchester mailing list to publicise related events.