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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and open community focused on improving the security of application software. There are over 70 OWASP Local Chapters world-wide that are free and open to anyone to attend. OWASP tools and documents can be used to detect and to guard against security-related design and implementation flaws, as well as to add security-related activities into your Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

For additional detail about OWASP, leadership, and corporate details, please refer to the About OWASP page.


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  • OWASP Top Ten Project - The OWASP Top Ten provides a powerful awareness document for web application security. The OWASP Top Ten represents a broad consensus about what the most critical web application security flaws are.

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September

AppSec Israel: September 2

AppSec Israel will include 2 lecture tracks, and a sponsors display area for vendors of products and services relevant to Application Security. The annual OWASP AppSec Israel 2014 conference will be held at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC) on Sepetember 2nd, 2014, in the Efi Arazi school of Computer Science. More information on AppSec Israel can be found here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/AppSec_Israel_2014

Attending the conference is free of charge, however advance registration is required. Please register here.

AppSec USA 2014: September 16-19

AppSec USA is a world-class software security conference for developers, auditors, risk managers, technologists, and entrepreneurs gathering with the world’s top practitioners to share the latest research and practices, in the high energy atmosphere of Downtown Denver.

Why should you attend? Insightful keynote addresses delivered by leading industry visionaries from thought leaders of critical infrastructure. Over 50 sessions across 5 tracks (developer, tester, operations, workshops, and legal) with world-renowned subject matter experts An all-new Legal Track to address industry regulations, privacy laws, liability, and more A hands-all Workshop Track providing instruction on essential security tools and skills Thousands of attendees exclusively focused on Software Security Extensive Capture the Flag competition developed exclusively for AppSec USA 2014 Home-brewed beer competition open to all attendees Convenience of Downtown Denver.

Registration can be found on the official conference website here: http://2014.appsecusa.org/2014/

October

2014 Boston Application Security Conference (BASC): October 18

This free conference will take place on Saturday, October 18th at the Microsoft Cambridge Sales Office, One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142. Note the new location, down the street from previous years' conferences.

The BASC will be a free, one day, informal conference, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of application security in the greater Boston area. While many of the presentations will cover state-of-the-art application security concepts, the BASC is intended to appeal to a wide-array of attendees. Application security professionals, professional software developers, software quality engineers, computer science students, and security software vendors should be able to come to the BASC, learn, and hopefully enjoy themselves at the same time.

The details and registration can be found here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2014_BASC_Homepage

Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON): October 21-24

The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It started in 2010 when James Wickett (@wickett) and Josh Sokol (@joshsokol) along with the OWASP Austin crew put together an amazing 1-day conference with a speaker lineup of some of the who’s-who of the infosec and appsec world.

LASCON 2014, run by David Hughes(@Dav1dHugh3s) and the OWASP Austin crew, will be run in the same tradition as previous LASCON conferences featuring the best speakers, a close-knit community atmosphere and even our signature happy hour replete with a mechanical bull. Year over year, LASCON has been a gathering of thought leaders, web developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON 2014 will have 2 days of pre-conference training and 2 full days of conference across 4 rooms.

For more information about LASCON, check out the conference website: http://lascon.org

December

Ghana CyberSecurity 2014: December 10-11

Ghana CyberSecurity aims to be the premier and marquee Information Security and Assurance event for technologists, auditors, risk managers, and entrepreneurs, gathering the world’s top practitioner, to share the latest research, case studies and practices, in the high energy atmosphere of the British Council, Accra.

Why you should attend: https://www.owasp.org/images/4/45/Still_need_to_know_why_you_should_attend.pdf

The Ghana CyberSecurity conference page can be found here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Ghana


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