OWASP AppSec DC 2010

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Registration Now OPEN! | Hotel | Walter E. Washington Convention Center


September 22nd -- Talks and Training are being posted at this time! More Training will be up shortly!

We are pleased to announce that the OWASP DC chapter will host the OWASP AppSecDC 2010 regional conference in Washington, DC. The AppSecDC conference will be a premier gathering of Information Security leaders. Executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders such as security architects and lead developers will be traveling to hear the cutting-edge ideas presented by Information Security’s top talent. OWASP events attract a worldwide audience interested in “what’s next”. The conference is expected to draw 600-700 technologists from Government, Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals.

AppSecDC 2010 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001) on November 8th through 11th 2010.

Who Should Attend AppSec DC 2010:

  • Application Developers
  • Application Testers and Quality Assurance
  • Application Project Management and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Deputies, Associates and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers, Auditors, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance
  • Security Managers and Staff
  • Executives, Managers, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance
  • IT Professionals Interesting in Improving IT Security

Press Release June 3rd 2010 -- AppSec DC 2010 Conference Announcement and opening CFP & CFT!

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Register Here

Registration is now OPEN.
You can register via OWASP's CVENT tool here.

Registration Fees

Ticket Type Before 8/15 Regular Price After 10/15
Non-Member $445.00 $495.00 $545.00
Active OWASP Member $395.00 $445.00 $495.00
Student $195.00 $195.00 $245.00
Course Fee
1 Day Training $1495
2 Day Training $745

ATTENTION FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Enter code ASDC10FED for $100 off, limited time only! (must register with your .gov or .mil email address)
For student discount, attendees must present proof of enrollment when picking up your badge.

Who Should Attend AppSec DC 2010

  • Application Developers
  • Application Testers and Quality Assurance
  • Application Project Management and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Deputies, Associates and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers, Auditors, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance
  • Security Managers and Staff
  • Executives, Managers, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance
  • IT Professionals Interesting in Improving IT Security
  • Anyone interested in learning about or promoting Web Application Security

AppSec DC 2010 CVENT Info Page


Volunteers Needed!

Get involved!

We will take all the help we can get to pull off the best Web Application Security Conference of the year!

More opportunities and areas will be added as time goes on. Our Volunteer Guide can be downloaded which outlines some of the responsibilities and available positions.

To volunteer please email volunteers@appsecdc.org or you can e-mail the Volunteer Coordinators Josh Feinblum and Jon Rose


Schedule posted here



OWASP strives to provide world class training for a variety of skill levels and interests at its conferences. From the novice to the expert, developers to managers, there is a training course at AppSec DC for you! Classes will begin at 9 AM each day and run until 5 PM (Daily schedule set by the trainer). Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Check each course for the required materials.

Registration Now OPEN!

Price per attendee (conference Registration is a seperate item):

  • 2-Day Class $1495
  • 1-Day Class $745

2 Day Training

Assessing and Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF | Course Detail

This course focuses on using open source tools to perform web application assessments. The course will take attendees through the process of application assessment using the open source tools included in the Samurai Web Testing Framework Live CD (SamuraiWTF). After a quick overview of web app pentesting methodology, the instructor will lead attendees through the penetration and exploitation of three different web applications and the browsers connecting to them. Different sets of open source tools will be used on each web application to introduce a greater number of tools and allow each attendee to learn first hand the pros and cons of each tool. After attendees have gained experience with the SamuraiWTF tools, the instructor will unleash the class on a fourth web application, challenging the attendees to practice the skills they have gained and experiment with their favorite tools. The latest tools and techniques will be use throughout the course, including several tools developed by the trainers themselves.

Leading the AppSec Initative | Course Detail

In this two-day management session you’ll get an industry perspective of application security, understand the key vulnerabilities to applications, be able to analyze root cause, and provide practical and proven techniques in building out an application security initiative. This course gives executives and managers the education and practical guidance they need to ensure that software projects properly address security. The course is designed to provide a firm understanding of the importance of software security, the critical security activities required within the software development lifecycle, and how to efficiently manage security issues during development and maintenance. This understanding is reinforced through industry awareness, live demonstrations of commonly found application vulnerabilities and workgroup exercises allowing attendees to conduct capability assessments and recommend improvement plans.

Remote Testing for Common Web Application Security Threats | Course Detail

The proliferation of web-based applications has increased the enterprise's exposure to a variety of threats. There are overarching steps that can and should be taken at various steps in the application's lifecycle to prevent or mitigate these threats, such as implementing secure design and coding practices, performing source code audits, and maintaining proper audit trails to detect unauthorized use.

This workshop will enable students to test the security of web-based applications from the perspective of the end user. Security testing is especially useful since it can be done at various phases within the application's lifecycle (e.g. during development), or when source code is not available for review. The most common threats and their potential impact will be covered (based on the industry standard OWASP "Top Ten"). Hands-on labs and demonstrations will be used to teach the tools and techniques needed to remotely detect and validate the presence of these threats.

Software Security Best Practices | Course Detail

This tutorial starts with a description of the security problems faced by today's software developer, as well as a detailed description of how defective software can be exploited. It goes on to provide a thorough description of the best practices available to prevent, detect, and remediate security problems in software. Next, the tutorial includes hands-on design review exercises to reinforce each of the concepts presented, together with dozens of examples of common coding errors (primarily in C/C++ and Java).

1 Day Training

WebAppSec.php: Developing Secure Web Applications | Course Detail

Web applications are the new frontier of wide‐spread security breaches. This tutorial will guide through development practices to ensure the security and integrity of web applications, in turn protecting user data and the infrastructure the application runs on. Several attack types and risks will be reviewed (including OWASP’s Top 10), along with how the proper development practices can mitigate their damage. Although examples covered are PHP‐based, much of the content is also applicable to other languages.

The Art of Exploiting SQL Injections | Course Detail

This is a full day hands on training course which will typically target penetration testers, security auditors/administrators and even web developers to learn advanced exploitation techniques. SQL Injection, although now nearly 15 years old, still exists in over 30% of the web applications. This vulnerability could result in (Authentication Bypass, Extraction of arbitrary sensitive data from the database, Access and compromise of the internal network)

To identify the true impact of this vulnerability it is essential that the vulnerability gets exploited to the full extent. While there is a reasonably good awareness when it comes to identify this problem, there are still a lot of grey areas when it comes to exploitation or even identifying complex vulnerabilities like a 2nd order injections. This training will target 3 databases (MS-SQL, Mysql, Oracle) and discuss a variety of exploitation techniques to exploit each scenario.

Practical Web Security Overview | Course Detail

The course gives an overview of the applicable security solutions in web applications, focusing on the most important technologies like Web Services, and tackling both transport-layer security and end-to-end security solutions. The most severe security threats of web-based technologies are introduced through a number of hands-on exercises, prepared in a plug-and-play manner by using a preset VMware virtual machine, including injection-related flaws, Cross Site Scripting, Cross Site Request Forgery, some other input validation-related bugs, improper use of cryptographic features, and many more.

Java Security Overview | Course Detail

The course on one hand introduces the basic security solutions provided by the Java language and the Java Runtime Environment, tackling issues like the Java Security Architecture and the security services of the Java Standard Edition. On the other hand it provides a comprehensive introduction to Java specific security vulnerabilities. Besides the presentations being continuously updated by the latest advances in the software development industry and the most recent achievements of our security research laboratory, attendees can learn how to use Java security features and can examine and correct typical implementation bugs in example source code snippets through a number of hands-on exercises, prepared in a plug-and-play manner by using a preset VMware virtual machine.

Software Security Remediation: How to Fix Application Vulnerabilities | Course Detail

This class teaches attendees how to fix security vulnerabilities in existing software. It provides a mix of discussion of project concerns for planning and managing remediation efforts with hands-on coding examples fixing specific vulnerabilities. Attendees will learn how to risk-rank vulnerabilities, estimate remediation tasks, perform coding fixes for vulnerabilities and demonstrate the effectiveness of fixes applied. The focus is on the practical: how to use limited resources to make significant improvements to the security of target applications. Code examples use the OWASP ESAPI Java and Microsoft Web Protection Library. Many classes teach developers how to build secure code from the ground up or teach security analysts how to test applications for security vulnerabilities. This class teaches developers and security analysts how to deal with their existing portfolio of insecure applications.

Threat Modeling Express | Course Detail

The benefits of threat modeling at the design stage are well-documented, yet few organizations are able to perform this analysis technique due to time constraints. Based on our experience in real world situations, Security Compass has developed a one day approach to threat modeling based loosely on a Facilitated Risk Assessment Process (FRAP). In this class, students learn how to create a “quick and dirty” application threat model using an organization’s most valuable resource: its people. Students learn about the basics of web application security, as well as learn about and perform a real hands-on Express Threat Model. A deliverable template and list of steps will be provided as takeaways for students.


OWASP Member Door Prizes!

Are you an OWASP Member? At AppSecDC we will be giving away some amazing door prizes to some randomly selected OWASP members in attendance. You HAVE to be an OWASP member to be elligable, but if your not, you can easily add the $50 annual membership to your conference ticket and recieve $50 off admission. That's right, FREE OWASP MEMBERSHIP when combined with AppSec DC Registration! So remember to Register today with your OWASP membership!

This years contests vary in length, challenges, objectives and the skill-set of the participants. The goal of this year's ASDC challenges are to include application security folks of all backgrounds from developers to ninjas and to do so in a fun environment that keeps contestants scratching their heads. Contestants have the option of either participating in a more relaxed environment with shorter contest length or going for the more intense route. Contests consist of:

Beer & Pretzels...FTW

Contestants will participate in an hour long challenge to which the victor receives the spoils. Meaning FREE BEERZ!!!

All our base belong to you

Contestants attempt to defeat multiple application(s) security protections for the glory. These challenges are intended to stretch the breadth and depth of contestants knowledge of AppSec and will call upon a range of skills. Play alone or choose your team wisely :-)


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

AppSec DC 2010 will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC.

The convention center is located over the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro, and only a few blocks from our convention hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington (reserve rooms here).



The Grand Hyatt is our hotel sponsor again for this year. Hotel rooms can be booked at a discounted rate prior to October 15th using this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_gi_new&groupID=2766908



We are currently soliciting sponsors for the AppSec DC Conference. Please refer to our sponsorship opportunities for details.

Slots are going fast so contact us to sponsor today!

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Traveling to the DC Metro Area

The Washington DC Area is serviced by three airports -- Reagan National (DCA), Dulles (IAD), and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). All currently have available transportation to downtown DC via public transportation, shuttles, or cab.

Washington DC is also serviced by Amtrak, VRE, and MARC train lines, which arrive in Union Station, a few metro stops or a short cab ride away from the convention center and the Grand Hyatt.

If you live in the DC Metropolitan area, we suggest taking Metro to the event. The convention center is located over the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro.

Conference Committee


Mail List: organizers@appsecdc.org


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