OWASP New Zealand Day 2013

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11th and 12st September 2013 - Auckland


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Introduction

We are proud to announce the fifth annual OWASP New Zealand Day conference, to be held at the University of Auckland on Thursday September 12th, 2013. OWASP New Zealand Day is a one-day conference dedicated to application security, with an emphasis on secure development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications.

Similar to last year:

  • We will be offering training on the day before the conference (Wednesday, 11th of September).
  • After lunch on the conference day, we will split to two tracks - one focused on deep technical topics, the other on policy, compliance and risk management.

The fifth OWASP New Zealand Day will be happening thanks to the support provided by the University of Auckland School of Business, which will kindly offer the same conference venue of the last four years. Entry to the event will, as in the past, be free.


For any comments, feedback or observations, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Registration

Registration is not yet open. Please join our low volume mailing list to be notified when registration opens.


Important dates

  • CFP & CFT submission deadline: 1st August 2013
  • Conference Registration deadline: 30th August 2013
  • Training Registration deadline: 30th August 2013
  • Training Day date: 11th September 2013
  • Conference Day date: 12th September 2013


Conference Venue

The University of Auckland Business School
Owen G Glenn Building
Room: OGGB 260-073 (OGGB4)
Address: 12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand
Map

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Conference Sponsors

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ICT and Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
 


Conference Committee

  • Nick Freeman - OWASP New Zealand Leader (Auckland)
  • Adrian Hayes - OWASP New Zealand Leader (Wellington)
  • Lech Janczewski - Associate Professor - University of Auckland School of Business

Please direct all enquiries to nick.freeman@owasp.org and adrian.hayes@owasp.org.


Call For Presentations

OWASP New Zealand Day conferences attract a high quality of speakers from a variety of security disciplines including web developers, system administrators, penetration testers, policy specialists and more. We encourage presentations to have a strong component on fixing and prevention of security issues. We are looking for presentations on a wide variety of security topics, including but not limited to:

  • Web application security
  • Mobile security
  • Secure development
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Threat modelling
  • Threat and vulnerability countermeasures
  • Platform or language security (.NET, Java, RoR, etc)
  • Penetration Testing
  • Browser and client security
  • Application and solution architecture security
  • PCI DSS
  • Risk management
  • Security concepts for C*Os, project managers and other non-technical attendees
  • Privacy controls


The email subject must be "OWASP New Zealand 2013: CFP" and the email body must contains the following information/sections:


  • Name and Surname
  • Affiliation
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Short presenter bio
  • Title of the contribution
  • Type of contribution: Technical, Informative, Management
  • Short abstract (up to 500 words)
  • List of the author's previous papers/articles/speeches on the same topic
  • If you are not from New Zealand, will your company support your travel/accommodation costs? - Yes/No


The submission will be reviewed by the OWASP New Zealand Day CFP Review Board and the highest voted talks will be selected and invited for presentation.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Due to limited budget available, expenses for international speakers cannot be covered.
  • If your company is willing to cover travel and accommodation costs, the company will become "Support Sponsor" of the event.


Please submit the above information to both Nick Freeman and Adrian Hayes - nick.freeman@owasp.org and adrian.hayes@owasp.org

Submissions deadline: 1st August 2013


Call For Trainers

We are happy to announce that training will run on Wednesday September 11th 2013, the day before the OWASP Day conference. The training venues will be auditoriums kindly provided by the University of Auckland, in the same building as the OWASP Day conference itself. Classes will contain up to 20 students, and each seat has power for laptop usage. A wide range of half-day or full-day training proposals will be considered, see the Call for Papers for a list of topics example topics

If you are interested in running one of the training sessions, please contact Nick Freeman and Adrian Hayes with the following information:


  • Trainer name
  • Trainer organisation
  • Telephone + email contact
  • Short Trainer bio
  • Training title
  • Trainer requirements (e.g. a projector, whiteboard, etc)
  • Trainee requirements (e.g. laptop, VMWare/Virtualbox, etc)
  • Training summary (less than 500 words)
  • Target audience (e.g. testers, project managers, security managers, web developers)
  • Skill level required (Basic / Intermediate / Advanced)
  • What attendees can expect to learn (key objectives)
  • Short course outline


The fixed price per head for training will be $250 for a half-day session and $500 for a whole-day session. As this training is part of an OWASP event, part of the proceeds go back to OWASP. The split is as follows:

  • 25% to OWASP Global - used for OWASP projects around the world
  • 25% to OWASP NZ Day - used for expenses such as catering during the conference
  • 50% to the training provider.


Please submit the above information to both Nick Freeman and Adrian Hayes - nick.freeman@owasp.org and adrian.hayes@owasp.org

  • nick.freeman@owasp.org
  • adrian.hayes@owasp.org

Submissions deadline: 1st August 201


Call For Sponsorships

OWASP New Zealand Day 2013 will be held in Auckland on the 12th of September, 2013 and is a security conference entirely dedicated to application security. The conference is once again being hosted by the University of Auckland with their support and assistance. OWASP New Zealand Day 2013 is a free event, but requires sponsor support to help be an instructive and quality event for the New Zealand community. OWASP is strictly non for profit. The sponsorship money will be used to help make OWASP New Zealand Day 2013 a free, compelling, and valuable experience for the audience.


The sponsorship funds collected are to be used for things such as:

  • Refreshments (coffee break/lunch) - we want to keep people refreshed during the day; while we certainly bring good and interesting speakers, we don't want people to go home when they become hungry.
  • Name tags - we feel that getting to know people within the New Zealand community is important, and name tags make that possible.
  • Promotion - up to now our events are propagating by word of mouth. We would like to get to a wider audience by advertising our events.
  • Printed Materials - printed materials will include brochures, tags and lanyards.

Facts

Last year, the event was supported by seven sponsors and attracted more than 250 participants. Plenty of constructive (and positive!) feedback from the audience was received and we are using this to make the conference more appealing to more people. For more information on last year's event, please visit: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2012

The OWASP New Zealand community is strong and there are more than 220 people currently subscribed to the mailing-list. OWASP New Zealand Day is expected to attract between 250 and 300 attendees this year.

OWASP regular attendees are IT project managers, IT security managers, IT security consultants, web application architects and developers, QA managers, QA testers and system administrators.


Sponsorships

There are three different levels of sponsorships for the OWASP Day event:


Support Sponsorship: (Covering international speaker travel expenses, media coverage/article/promotion of the event)

Includes:


Silver Sponsorship: 1500 NZD

Includes:

  • Publication of the sponsor logo on the event web site - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2013
  • The publication of the sponsor logo in the event site, in the agenda, on the handouts and in all the official communications with the attendees at the conference.
  • The possibility to distribute the company brochures, CDs or other materials to the participants during the event.


Gold Sponsorship: 2750 NZD

Includes:

  • The possibility to have a promotional banner or sign side stage in the main auditorium (to be provided by the sponsor, size subject to approval by the OWASP NZ Day Committee).
  • The publication of the sponsor logo in the event site, in the agenda, on the handouts and in all the official communications with the attendees at the conference.
  • The possibility to distribute the company brochures, CDs or other materials to the participants during the event.
  • Publication of the sponsor logo on the OWASP New Zealand Chapter page - Sponsor logo on the OWASP NZ site prior and during the OWASP Day event - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/New_Zealand
  • Publication of the sponsor logo on the event web site - https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_New_Zealand_Day_2013


Those who are interested in sponsoring OWASP New Zealand 2013 Conference can contact the OWASP New Zealand Board.