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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.
Next meeting April 28th, 2011: Cross-Site Request Forgery: Attack and Defense, Michael Weber, Aspect Security
Cross-Site Request Forgery is a deceptively simple attack that has been slowly climbing up the OWASP Top 10 the last few years. During this presentation we will learn how a CSRF attack works, why it is so dangerous and how to prevent CSRF attacks. We will also examine tools for testing for CSRF attacks as well as the OWASP CSRF Guard project.
Michael Weber is an Application Security Engineer of Aspect Security, a consulting services company specializing in application security, with a focus in web application security and software development. Drawing upon extensive web application development expertise, Mike provides expert guidance to clients in the financial, medical and retail sectors. Michael has performed many security architecture reviews, application code reviews and penetration testing of mission critical applications.
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2011-03-24: HTML 5: Scott Headington, Foundstone, Presented on "New and exciting… for attackers too"
2010-09-30: Roman Hustad conducted a "Threat Modeling Workshop"
2010-06-24: Michael Weber conducted a "SQL Injection Lab"
2010-05-27: Erik Peterson of Veracode presented "Automated Web Application Testing - Why we're Doing It Wrong"
2010-04-29: Roman Hustad presented "The Secure Software Development Lifecycle"
2010-03-25: Mike Fauzy of Aspect Security presented "Tool Assisted Manual Code Review - Manual Precision with Automated Performance"
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."
2007-08-30: Barmak Meftah from Fortify Software presented "Hack proof your Service-Oriented Architecture" to 15 attendees.