Welcome to the OWASP Rochester Local Chapter
Welcome to the local Rochester chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Andrea Cogliati
2011 Rochester Student Outreach Initiative
The Rochester Chapter of OWASP is committed to reaching out to all individuals and organizations directly or indirectly involved in the Web Application Security Ecosystem. Especially strategic to our outreach are college students in computer science and other scientific disciplines as they are the future developers, software architects, and managers who will be developing the next generation of Internet infrastructures and applications. The purpose of the Student Outreach Initiative is twofold: on one side we want to have students involved in the OWASP community, on the other side we want to be in touch with what our local colleges are doing in our field so we can foster a productive and mutually beneficial relationship.
The Student Outreach Initiative is designed to allow students to present on a topic of their choice, as long as it's relevant to Web Application Security, at a local OWASP meeting in front of the local webappsec community and to compete for the best presentation award. Students who are interested in competing may submit an abstract of their proposed presentation. The Rochester OWASP Board will select the best abstracts and their authors will be invited to present at a special OWASP meeting showcases student work. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. At the end of the meeting, the attendees will vote for the best presentation.
First Prize: Honorary OWASP membership (a $50 value) plus a $100 VISA gift card
Second Prize: $50 VISA gift card
Third Prize: $25 VISA gift card
Abstracts must be submitted by email to email@example.com by February 18th.
Final slides must be submitted by March 4th.
The finalists will be invited to present on March 21st.
Please submit any questions you may have regarding this initiative to Andrea Cogliati
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
- Mykonos Software has been graciously providing meeting space for our formal meetings. Mykonos is located at 220 Kenneth Dr, Rochester, NY (entrance from Lehigh Station Rd or W Henrietta Rd), near 390 and Lehigh Station Road.
- 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.
December Meeting (Formal Meeting)
Rescheduled to January
January Meeting (Formal Meeting)
When: January 17th
Location: Mykonos (Blue Tie) at 220 Kenneth Dr, Rochester, NY (entrance from Lehigh Station Rd or W Henrietta Rd), near 390 and Lehigh Station Road
State of OWASP and the State of Web Application Security
A quick update on OWASP, and what is happening? And of course plans for the 2011 OWASP Global Summit. We’ll do a quick overview of OWASP AppSec DC 2010 conference, and then talk about the State of Application Security which will include information from the conference. I’ll do an overview of current state and trends as well as tools and techniques that are in use, and discuss their cost effectiveness. I’d like to spend some time with some interactive discussion on some meaty questions like:
Where are we and where should we be headed? Are we making progress? In what areas are we as an application security industry doing better, and where is improvement needed. How has the risks changed? Are we getting ahead of or keeping up with the threats? Are there major changes needed or helpful to “fix” the application security profession?
Ralph Durkee, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GSNA, GCIA, GPEN is the principal security consultant and president of Durkee Consulting, Inc since 1996. Ralph is the president of the Rochester ISSA Chapter and is the founder and vice president for the OWASP Rochester chapter. He performs a variety of security audits and software security assessments and software development consultations for clients in the Rochester, NY area. 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 regularly leads development of a wide variety of security standards such as application security, database encryption and security consulting for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
- August Meeting
Topic: Man in the Middle Attacks: SSL Spoofing Speaker: Duane Peifer, UberGuard Information Security and Ralph Durkee, Durkee Consulting
- June Meeting
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
Topic: New Techniques in Application Intrusion Detection
Speaker: Al Huizenga, Director of Product Management, Mykonos Software, Inc.
- February Meeting
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.
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