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OWASP New Zealand

Welcome to the New Zealand chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Roberto Suggi Liverani and Antonio Spera


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Local News

OWASP NZ Chapter planning and strategy for year 2007 - 12/12/2006

Leaders chapter met and discussed the planning and strategy for the NZ OWASP chapter. It has been decided to find a sponsor and do a press release in order to attract attention from the public, media and companies at the same time. This will help us to have more potential attendants since the first meeting.

Agreement with Sponsor and national press release programmed for February 2007 - 21/12/2006

A sponsor has been found and it will allow NZ Owasp chapter to use its facilities once a month. It has been planned to have the first meeting of the NZ OWASP chapter in February in order to enough time to organize with the sponsor, the media and the potential attendants.

Plan for the first meeting - 08/01/2007

Leaders discussed the main topics for the first meeting. In order to provide the background of the current web security status in NZ, a web security dossier will be produced and introduced. The dossier will allow us to illustrate the reasons why we are promoting OWASP in New Zealand and what we would like to achieve with OWASP involving different parties including education and government.

OWASP New Zealand Meeting - 22nd May

We are pleased to announce the first OWASP New Zealand meeting. It will be held 22nd May at 6.30 pm. The meeting is sponsored by Veda Advantage and will be held at Level 1, 12 Queen Street, Auckland.

Please follow this link for the map.

Participation is free and open to all. It will help us with planning if you can confirm your attendance. Please feel free to share information regarding this meeting with others either in your organization or outside who you think may be interested in the meeting. You can also register on the OWASP New Zealand mailing list.

Meeting agenda:

  • 6.30 pm - Socializing - Food and drink
  • 6.45 pm - Sponsor Introduction and OWASP introduction
  • 7:00 pm - NZ OWASP strategy exposed: why OWASP in New Zealand and what we want to achieve with it - Roberto Suggi Liverani / Antonio Spera
  • 7:15 pm - NZ Web Security Dossier - Introducing OWASP Top ten project - Roberto Suggi Liverani / Antonio Spera
  • 8:00 pm - Conclusion/ questions / feedback

NOTE TO CISSP people: OWASP Meetings count towards CPE Credits.