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OWASP Mumbai

Welcome to the Mumbai chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Dharmesh M Mehta (+91 9730002132) of Mastek Ltd. Join us at our mailing list
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The Chapter Mailing Address is:
Dharmesh Mehta
Mastek Ltd, Unit 183, SDF 6,
SEEPZ, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 096.
+91 9730002132

Summary of OWASP Mumbai Chapter Meetings Held To-Date

Topics presented till date:

1. Secure coding fundamentals - Richard Lewis, Tech Mahindra

2. Threat Analysis and Modeling - Dharmesh Mehta, Mastek

3. 5 ways to lose your user's password - Shalini Gupta, Runa Dwibedi - Paladion Networks

4. Significance of Random Numbers in Application Security - Richard Lewis, Tech Mahindra

5. Defeating Java Decompilation - Girish Kulkarni, Tech Mahindra

6. /GS Security Check in Visual Studio - Chanda Dutta et al, Tech Mahindra

7. Black Vector of Web Exploitation - Aditya Sood, Sec Niche [Download Presentation]

8. End User Privacy Breaches : Rishi Narang, ThirdBrigade [Download Presentation]

9. Privacy on the Web - The road ahead in the 21st century : Yogesh Badwe, Orange Business Services [Download Presentation]

10. Testing Large Number of Applications - Madhumita Iyer, Paladion Networks [Download Presentation]

11. Wireless Security - Sheetal Joseph, Tech Mahindra [Download Presentation]

Download Rest Presentations here >>

Roster of OWASP Speakers with Profiles

1. Anuradha Srinivasan, Technical Analyst with Mastek, is working with the Application Security Assurance Team for the last 1.5 year. She has 2.5 years of experience in Java development. She is currently involved in conducting Security Assessments and trainings for projects across Mastek.

2. Richard Lewis, Senior Security Consultant with Tech Mahindra, has 8 years of information security experience. Before joining Tech Mahindra, he worked for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Richard works in the e-security group of Tech Mahindra and is building a security fabric for secure software development. Richard has a programming background in C, C++, device drivers and MFC. Richard has led the development of two nation-level PKI deployments (India, UK). He has also led the development of a desktop encryptor, authentication SDK and cryptographic SDK. Richard is married, lives with his wife and daughter in busy Mumbai and loves to read the Bible and engage in church outreach work. Richard maintains a blog on application security at

3. Dharmesh M Mehta, Technical Analyst with Mastek, works with the Application Security Assurance Team at Mastek. He is involved in conducting security assessments, threat modeling and conducting security workshops for the developer community. He is also a Certified | Ethical Hacker. Dharmesh is the Chapter Leader for OWASP, Mumbai Chapter. You can read Dharmesh's Blog on Smart Security at

4. Shalini Gupta, Associate Security Consultant at Paladion. She completed her MPIT (Network Specialization) from SCIT in 2005. With Paladion she has an experience of more than 1.5 years in the application security field. Among her other contributions in the area of Application Security is a 2-part series on SSL that Shalini wrote for Palisade, the application security journal for developers.

5. Runa Dwibedi, Associate Consultant at Paladion. She is a certified BS7799 Lead Auditor. She completed her MCA from Bangalore University and also holds an MBA degree from SCDL, Pune. She has an experience of 1.5 years in development of security tools and an experience of 1 year in application security field. She is also actively involved in writing and publishing articles for Palisade.

6. Girish Kulkarni has 2.5 years of information security experience. Before joining Tech Mahindra, he was employed with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Girish currently works in the Enterprise DRM group as Technical Associate and is part of DRM product development team. Girish has a programming background in JAVA and is also proficient in JAVA swing. He has been involved in a very large PKI deployment for the Indian government.

7. Chanda Dutta, Divya Makhija, Sugita Kumari, Upma Sharma – Trainees pursuing PGDM-Software Development and Management from Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology. Upma is pursuing PGDM-Systems from the same institute. They work in the Secure Software Engineering practice at Tech Mahindra.

8. Aditya Sood – Independent Security Researcher. He is the founder of SecNiche ( He has been an active speaker at CERT-IN and XFocus - XCon (China).

9. Rishi Narang – Vulnerability Research Analyst, Third Brigade. Before joining Third Brigade, he was employed with iPolicy Networks in Security Research Team responsible for IDS/IPS Signatures’ Development for NIPS. Hee has also worked with XIUS Telecom as Server Administrator for Linux and HP Unix Clusters. Currently, he works in the IDS/IPS Filter Development Team and is involved with Vulnerability Research, Zero day attacks & exploits most of the time.

10. Yogesh M Badwe – Senior Security Engineer, Orange Business Services. Yogesh works in the Web Application Vulnerability Assessment Domain for BFSI clients. Apart from being CCNP and ITIL Certified he also holds the cVa [Certified Vulnerability Assessor-DNV] certification. His previous experience was in the domain of Security Management & implementation of Security Event Management Products on Enterprise Networks. He carries out active research in the field of Security Event-Correlation and Next Generation Attack-Pattern Detection and has published a research paper at an international conference on computer security and forensics relating to privacy issues.

11. Madhumita Iyer – Associate Security Consultant, Paladion Networks Private Ltd. Expert in Application Security Testing, Network Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments. She has been a project leader for large scale enterprise application pen tests and has experience in Thick client, Web based and Mobile Application penetration tests.

12. Sheetal Joseph – Security Consultant, TechMahindra. She is a subject matter expert for internal line of business clients and external suppliers for security mitigation and maintenance of their internal control environment over data center operations, system development, change management, incident management and contingency planning. She is Prince2 Registered Practitioner, CISSP, CEH, BS7799 Lead Auditor and holds many more certifications.

CPE Credits for CISSP's ISC2 has approved 1 CPE for each hour of an OWASP local chapter meeting.

Chapter leader will have a sign up sheet with at least First Name, Last Name, and the date of the OWASP Meeting. After the meeting, the single sheet will be signed once by a chapter lead as proof of attendance, scanned into a .PDF, and emailed out to the chapter members with the meeting minutes so they have a copy for records and can claim CPE credits.