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OWASP Sacramento

Welcome to the Sacramento chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Steve Wolf.
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OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.


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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 September 29th, 2011: Basic Cryptography, Scott Headington, Foundstone Security Consultant

In this presentation you will learn the basic principles of cryptography and how use of different cryptographic technologies (symmetric, asymmetric encryption and hashing). Also during this presentation is a discussion of applying these cryptographic technologies using SSL as a case study.

Speaker Bio:

Scott Headington is a security consultant at McAfee's Foundstone. At Foundstone Scott focuses on providing web application penetration testing, code review, threat modeling and teaches several classes. Scott has many years experience working with application security, prior to joining Foundstone Scott was a software engineer for over 14 years.


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Future meetings

We always want ideas! Send your request for a meeting topic to a chapter leader or the chapter mailing list.

Past Meetings

2011-04-28: Michael Weber, Aspect Security, Cross-Site Request Forgery: Attack and Defense

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"

2010-02-25: Arshad Noor of StrongAuth, Inc. presented "Key Management & Encryption" Download presentation

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.