Welcome to the OWASP Rochester Local Chapter
Welcome to the local Rochester chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Ralph Durkee , Acting Lead
Ethical Hacking as a Professional Penetration Testing Technique
Date: April 18, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
Location: RIT's Golisano Hall Auditorium (Building 70, Room 1400)
Please RSVP to Ralph Durkee
We'll have some brief news and chapter business followed by a presentation by Ralph Durkee. Food will be provided so please register by sending an email. You can park in J or T Lots. Campus maps are on-line http://maps.rit.edu.
Ralph will briefly discuss Ethical Hacking (EH) and Penetration Testing (PT), why they are important and how they differ. He will talk about the ethical hacking mindset and the ethical hacking process and why it's important as a professional Penetration testing meta-technique. The presentation will then apply the EH process with audience participation on exploiting sample vulnerabilities of both servers and clients. The examples will cover several specific, yet basic tools and techniques that continue to be effective in the exploitations of systems, applications and clients. Of course he'll also briefly discuss how to defend against these attacks. Although the cool tools and sexy exploits tend to get much of the attention when it comes to penetration testing, the focus will be on the ethical hacking as a meta-technique and how it can be applied to maximize the usefulness of the results to the hiring organization. The presentation will also cover some common misconceptions, mistakes, ethical issues and non-professionalisms that continue to trouble the profession.
Bio: Ralph Durkee is the principal security consultant and president of Durkee Consulting, Inc since 1996. Ralph founded the OWASP Rochester, NY chapter and has served on the board since 2004. Ralph served on the ISSA chapter board to start the Rochester ISSA chapter as well as starting the annual Rochester Security Summit. He has served as the ISSA chapter president since 2010. He performs a variety of network and application penetration tests, software security assessments and secure software development consultations for clients. His expertise in penetration testing, incident handling, secure software development and secure Internet and web applications is based on over 30 years of both hands-on and technical training experience. He has developed and taught a wide variety of professional security seminars including custom web application security training, and SANS SEC401 & SEC504 - Hacker Techniques and Incident Handling and CISSP bootcamp courses since 2004. Ralph also regularly consults on the development and implementation of a wide variety of security standards such as web application security, database encryption, Windows and Linux security. Ralph also has done security consulting for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and holds the following certifications CISSP, CRISC, GSEC, GCIH, GSNA, GCIA, and GPEN.
OWASP chapter meetings are free and open to anyone interested in application security. We encourage members to give presentations on specific topics and to contribute to the local chapter by sharing their knowledge with others. Prior to participating with OWASP please review the Chapter Rules.
The Rochester chapter has two mailing lists: one for announcements and one for general discussion. The announce list is for official communications (e.g meeting announcements, web site updates, etc). The discussion list is for general participation and everyone is encouraged to post. The announce mailing list can be found here. The discussion mailing list can be found here. You can also review the announce and discussion e-mail archives to see what folks have been talking about. Please make sure you are subscribed to announce to receive any last minute meeting info.
Meeting Dates & Location
Dates: The third Monday of every month, starting at 6:00 PM.
Types of events: Formal meeting (featuring a presentation) in odd numbered months, informal event (open forum with beer and wings) in even numbered months
- Locations for formal meetings will be announced with the corresponding meeting so please check here or the mailing announcement list for specific meeting location details.
- Beer and wings at Mac Gregor's Grill & Tap Room, 300 Jefferson Rd, NY 14623 Google Maps
Meetings reminders are sent to the OWASP Rochester Announcement distribution list at least one week prior to a meeting.
If you or your organization is interested in donating meeting space please contact one of the local officers listed above. The space should be able to accommodate at least 15 people.
Please note that for informal meetings at Mac Gregor's, everybody needs to pay for their own food and drinks.
- May 2012
Mercury Networks Security Summit
Tpoic: Mozilla's Content Security Policy
Speaker: Lou Leone
- May 2011 Meeting
Michael Coates webinar on Attack-Aware Applications.
- May 5, 2011
MercuryFest Speakers: Ralph Durkee, Andrea Cogliati, Duane Peifer Topic: SSL Man-in-the-Middle and Spoofing Attacks
- March 2011 Meeting
Topic: Pastebin Scrapping
Speaker: Silas Cutler, Global Crossing, Security Architect
- January 2011 Meeting
Topic: State of OWASP and the State of Web Application Security
Speaker: Ralph Durkee, Durkee Consulting
- August Meeting 2010
Topic: Man in the Middle Attacks: SSL Spoofing
Speaker: Duane Peifer, UberGuard Information Security and Ralph Durkee, Durkee Consulting
- June Meeting 2010
Topic: Client Side Exploits 101
Speaker: JP Bourget, BS IT, RIT 2005; MS Computer Security and Information Assurance, RIT 2008; CISSP; MCSE, CSS
- May Meeting 2010
Topic: New Techniques in Application Intrusion Detection
Speaker: Al Huizenga, Director of Product Management, Mykonos Software, Inc.
- February Meeting 2010
Ralph Durkee presented a recap of the recent AppSec conference in DC.
Andrea Cogliati gave a talk on Identity Federation and Claim-based Security.
- Oct 29-30 2008 - Rochester Security Summit 2008
- The Rochester OWASP chapter in partnership with other Rochester institutions is organizing the third annual Rochester Security Summit Oct 29-30 during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year we'll have a full day dedicated to application security and we are are working to bring to Rochester the best national acclaimed speakers.
Visit Rochester Security Summit Site for details.
Mercury Networks Security Symposium May 2012 I'll see your cross site scripting and raise you a Content Security Policy by Lou Leone PPTX
February Meeting 2010 DC AppSec Conference Recap by Ralph Durkee PPT
October Hackerfest 2009 Introduction to OWASP Rochester by Ralph Durkee, Lou Leone PPT
May OWASP 2009 Key Management - One Perspective by Lou Leone PPT
May IEEE 2009 Introduction to OWASP, presented by Ralph Durkee and Andrea Cogliati PPT
January 2009 Paranoid Programming Practices, by Lou Leone and Aaron Witt PPT
May 2008 Database Encryption, by Ralf Durkee PPT
January 2008 SQL Injection and Dynamic SQL, by Andrea Cogliati ZIP
September 2007 2007 OWASP Top 10 Most Critical Web Application Security Vulnerabilities, by Ralph Durkee PowerPoint
October 2006 The first of the OWASP top ten: unvalidated input, by Steve Buck. PowerPoint
April 2006 PGP: Encryption for e-mail and web applications, by Ralph Durkee PDF
February 2006 Identity Theft, Phishing and Pharming, by Danny Allan PDF
February 2006 Secure e-mail, by Thomas Bullinger PDF
January 2006 PCI Compliance, by Pat Massey, Ralf Durkee, Maureen Baran PDF
February 2005 Insecure Storage, by Chris Karr PowerPoint
November 2004 Intro to OWASP by Ralf Durkee. Demonstration of SQL Injection attack and prevention, by Paul Cupo PowerPoint