OWASP Perth, Western Australia
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Upcoming OWASP Meeting
About the presenter
Wade Alcorn is a Principal Security Consultant for NGSSoftware working in all aspects of computer security. He has managed one the largest penetration testing teams in the UK and is currently involved within management in NGS Australia. His technical experience over the past 10 years has ranged from developing/designing PKI and military messaging software, to managing large scale penetration assessments.
Wade has developed various publicly available security tools in areas including browser exploitation frameworks, RFID and BlueTooth. He has produced and presented professional hacking courses for financial and government organisations.
Wade has also published leading papers on emerging threats within Information Security. These have included papers on Inter-protocol Exploitation and Cross-site Scripting Viruses. His Cross-site Scripting Virus paper was the first research to warn of the serious impact this threat would have on the Internet.
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2009 Location: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Time: 5:30pm RSVP: by 9 March 2009 to David Taylor
Previous OWASP Meetings
Threat Modelling in the Software Development Lifecycle (Feb 2009)
One of the most important concepts being promoted in the security industry is security in the software development lifecycle. This concept is important due to two primary factors:
- It is generally recognised that by shifting security activities closer towards the requirements gathering stage, or the design stage, that less vulnerabilities will make their way into the production systems.
- It is also recognised that the cost of mitigating vulnerabilities increases later in the lifecycle.
By walking through a case study I hope to demonstrate the effectiveness of addressing risk during the earlier stage of the software development lifecycle, and that these activities are not solely the responsibility of the "security guy", but all participants in a software project including the project manager, business stakeholders and software designer.
About the presenter
Christian Frichot is currently employed by Bankwest working within the Security Consulting Services team. His core responsibilities include phishing and online fraud response, security assessments, information risk assessments and other ad-hoc information security consulting. Christian hopes to spend more time in '09 focusing on education and application security, where he feels more effort needs to be applied.
-Updated 4/03/09 by Christian Frichot