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OWASP Manchester

Welcome to the Manchester chapter homepage. This UK chapter was started in 2011, having grown out of the successful Leeds_UK chapter.
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Date: April 30th

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.

This time we're going with 3 'mini' talks, exact times will depend on the amount of discussion (the more the better, within reason!):

Talk: The Silk Road - The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable

Paul Johnston - Security Consultant at Pentest

Talk: Data Protection Act changes

Ben Ramduny - KPMG

Talk OWASP Top 10 2013 update - Changes to the top 10, why, do we agree, what's missing?

Ben Fountain - PwC, Simon Bennetts - Mozilla

Informal Discussion

Drinks at the Britons Protection

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.


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

11th September

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.