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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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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: Tuesday 13th May, 2014

Location: PwC (@PwC_North)

Sponsors: NCC (@NCCGroupplc)

Registration: Eventbrite (mandatory)

18:30 Introduction

18:45 Andy Hornsby-Jones

Andy's bio line probably best introduces this:"I also like to break things." Andy has a tool talk covering some of the methods used to identify vulnerabilities and exploit them.

19:30 Matt Summers (NCC)

Matt's research into website & online reputation identified a need to gauge how far a site considered 'safe' such as maybe the BBC was from links to known malware. He's been developing the tool and wants to introduce it to the chapter.

20:15 PwC Penetration tester (tbc)

PwC's information security team has been busy with the topical heartbleed and is going to look at some methods used to detect the vulnerability, (if the demo works) detect attempts to exploit the vulnerability and share some of the defence mechanism's.

21:00 Informal Discussion & Networking Britons Protection, Vine Inn or City Arms for extended networking...

Finally, OWASP is a non-commercial volunteer led organisation, if you find the networking, talks or content useful, please consider whether you can help out in providing facilities, locations, talks or a donation to the cause. Thanks. If you would like to talk at future meetings then please get in touch via the mailing list or one of the chapter leaders.

We plan to hold quarterly events but the precise date may not be confirmed (TBC), in which case the list below gives the date of the week commencing (w/c).

  • 13th May 2014
  • w/c 11th August TBC
  • w/c 10th November TBC
  • w/c 9th February TBC

Please get in touch if you would like to speak at a Manchester event, or can help out in providing facilities, locations, talks or a donation to the cause - we would be delighted to hear from you.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

2014 Dates

27th February

2013 Dates

30th April

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!

We are looking for organizations to sponsor the Manchester chapter.

You can sponsor the chapter for one year at the following levels:

  • £300 Silver
  • £600 Gold
  • £1200 Platinum

You can also sponsor a meeting by hosting the event or donating £100.

If you are interested in sponsoring the chapter then please get in touch with one of the chapter leaders.

Other related organizations in the Manchester area:

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

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