OWASP Working Session - Browser Security

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Working Sessions Operational Rules - Please see here the general frame of rules.
WORKING SESSION IDENTIFICATION
Work Session Name ISWG Browser Security
Short Work Session Description Brainstorming on how to introduce more useful security into our browsers
Related Projects (if any)

OWASP ISWG (Intrinsic Security Working Group) = OWASP Intrinsic Security Working Group - Browser Security

Email Contacts & Roles Chair
Arshan Dabirsiaghi
Secretary
Kuai Hinojosa
Mailing list
Subscription Page
WORKING SESSION SPECIFICS
Objectives
  • Discuss ongoing HTML5 security research,
  • Discuss further ramifications of HTML5 (cross-site XHR, Access-Control, client storage, etc.),
  • Take a look at security critical areas and discuss possible browser improvements.
Venue/Date&Time/Model Venue
OWASP EU Summit Portugal 2008
Date&Time
November 4, 2008
8:30
Discussion Model
Everybody is a Participant
WORKING SESSION OPERATIONAL RESOURCES
Projector, whiteboards, markers, Internet connectivity, power
WORKING SESSION ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • Browsers to invite: IE, FF, Safari, Opera and Chrome.
  • Agenda:

- Time: 30 mins Introduction

- Time: 2 hrs 00 mins Identify and generate advice on short term issues with relatively low impact on adoption and site-breakage Analyze security feature matrix and compare browser features

- Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Address issues in the current HTML5 specifications

- Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Long term: General policy enforcement (NoScript as a model for browsers?) Long term: JavaScript policy-driven sandboxing

- Remaining time:

Identify 5 Key Browser Risks and select the top 3, Build a proposal to target key players in the industry and ask for their support Confirm point leads, roles and responsibilities

Related resources:

WORKING SESSION OUTCOMES
Statements, Initiatives or Decisions Proposed by Working Group Approved by OWASP Board
OWASP Top 10 Browser Wishlist. After the Board Meeting - fill in here.
Actionable advice and technical arguments for HTML5 feature set. After the Board Meeting - fill in here.
Establish OWASP points-of-contact for W3C. After the Board Meeting - fill in here.
Fill in here. After the Board Meeting - fill in here.

Working Session Participants

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WORKING SESSION PARTICIPANTS
Name Company Notes & reason for participating, issues to be discussed/addressed
- TDB
(Officially Invited by OWASP)
GetOpenContent_002.png Official Representative from Microsoft's IE team
- TDB
(Officially Invited by OWASP)
product-firefox-50.png Official Representative from Mozilla Foundation's Firefox team
- TDB
(Officially Invited by OWASP)
43px-Opera_O.png Official Representative from Opera's team
- TDB
(Officially Invited by OWASP)
safarirss.gif Official Representative from Apple's Safari team
- TDB
(Officially Invited by OWASP)
chrome.gif Official Representative from Google's Chrome team
1 Mario Heiderich Independent General Expertise
2 Gareth Heyes Independent General Expertise
3 Marcin Wielgoszewski Protiviti Participant
4 Adam Baso Symantec Participant
5 Achim Hoffmann Independent Participant
6 David Rook Realex Payments General Expertise
7 Peleus Uhley Adobe Systems General Expertise
8 Giorgio Fedon Minded Security Participant
9 Esteban ribicic HP Participant
10 Nishi Kumar Fidelity Nationals General Expertise
11 Alex Smolen Foundstone General Expertise
12 Tom Brennan WhiteHat Security General Expertise
13 Georg Hess art of defence General Expertise
14 Ljubibratic Gradimir Telecom Serbia General Expertise
15 Achim Hoffmann SecureNet General Expertise
16 edgar vasquez Softtek General Expertise
1 General Expertise
1 General Expertise