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== Past Meetings ==
== Past Meetings ==

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OWASP Sacramento

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The Sacramento OWASP Chapter promotes the principles of OWASP in our local community with an emphasis on education, local networking opportunities, and fun. Meetings are typically on the last Thursday evening of the month.

MEETING: February 25, 2010, 6-8 pm: Key Management & Encryption

Refreshments will be provided by the speaker.

TOPIC: Key Management & Encryption. The presentation will explore the technical details of this discipline to explain some basics, pitfalls, best practices and the current state-of-the-art of encryption and key-management. Using this information, attendees will be able to make more informed choices when using cryptography to protect sensitive data.

  • Encryption and Key Management techniques
  • Tokenization vs. Encryption - pros and cons
  • What are software developers doing wrong today
  • Why sites like Heartland get hacked despite being PCI-certified
  • What are the best practices for encryption and Key Management
  • How do software developers get from here to the best practices
  • Key Management standards confusion and how to navigate it

SPEAKER: Arshad Noor, is the CTO of StrongAuth, Inc, a Cupertino CA-based company that specializes in enterprise key management. He is the designer and lead-developer of StrongKey, the industry's first open-source Symmetric Key Management System, and the StrongKey Lite Encryption System - the industry's first appliance combining encryption, tokenization, key-management and a cryptographic hardware module. He has written many papers and spoken at many forums on the subject of encryption and key-management over the years.


Please RSVP for this event. Upon arriving at the main entrance, please ask for Robert Grill, office: 916-636-4392, cell: 916-997-9892. Any problems, please contact Roman Hustad, 916-402-0620

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    3215 Prospect Park Drive
    Rancho Cordova , CA

Presentation Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/jz5dyu1wiyk/EKM-1.0.pdf

Past Meetings

2009-12-09: Alex Smolen presented "The OWASP .NET ESAPI"

2009-10-08: Ned Allison chaired a roundtable on "Database Security"

2009-07-30: Roman Hustad presented "Hands-on Cross-Site Scripting"

2009-05-12: Roman Hustad presented "Hands-on SQL Injection"

2008-10-30: Joy Forsythe from Fortify Software presented "Voting Security."

2008-07-31: Roman Hustad presented "How to Test the Security of Web Applications."

2008-06-26: Shan Zhou from Imperva presented "Database Security."

2008-04-03: Ryan C. Barnett from Breach Security presented "Passive Web Application Defect Identification."

2007-11-29: Roman Hustad from Foundstone presented "Web Application Hacking" to over 40 attendees.

2007-08-30: Barmak Meftah from Fortify Software presented "Hack proof your Service-Oriented Architecture" to 15 attendees.