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OWASP Manchester

Welcome to the Manchester chapter homepage. This is a new chapter, 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: Wednesday February 1st in Manchester

Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 101 Barbirolli Square, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3PW (Google Maps link)

Parking is available at the G-Mex is just across the tram lines from the office and the Great Northern (behind the AMC cinema) is nearby too. Either should have more than sufficient space on a weekday evening, and on-steet (metered) parking is also an option.

Registration: Via Eventbrite

Schedule: Doors open at 17:45, talks start at 18:00 prompt - please make sure you are there on time.

Talk: An Introduction to the OWASP Top Ten

The OWASP Top Ten provides a powerful awareness document for web application security. The OWASP Top Ten represents a broad consensus about what the most critical web application security flaws are.

In this presentation Simon will give an introduction to each of the top 10 security flaws and explain why they are so dangerous.

Speaker: Simon Bennetts

Talk: Evaluating iOS Applications

In this presentation, Dominic will discuss the lessons learned from evaluating iOS applications. It will cover a brief introduction to the security features of the platform and how they affect mobile applications then delve in to details on some of the most common iOS vulnerabilities the author has experienced during testing.

Speaker: Dominic Chell - eShield Information Security

Dominic is the owner and technical director of eShield Information Security; a security consultancy based in Cheshire. Prior to this, Dominic worked at NGS Software for 6 years where he was a CHECK Team Leader & CREST consultant. Dominic has published numerous exploits and advisories over the years as well as given web application security training at BlackHat Vegas.

Talk: TBA

If you would like to talk at this meeting 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.

May 2012

August 2012

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.

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.