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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.

Next Meeting - JULY 31st

The next OWASP Sacramento meeting will be on Thursday July 31st at 6pm. The topic of this meeting will be "How to Test the Security of Web Applications." This meeting will be hosted at EDS Medi-Cal in Rancho Cordova, CA. Beverages, snacks and the presentation will be provided by the presenter.

Please use the online RSVP form below or contact Mpetteys at by 7/28/08 if you plan to attend.

TOPIC: How to Test the Security of Web Applications

This session aims to help you organize and execute security testing for web applications in a consistent manner. We will review the OWASP Testing Framework and the OWASP Testing Guide and discuss how you can use them to increase assurance that your web applications are secure from known threats. Tools and techniques will be demonstrated as they relate to the testing methodology. Please bring questions - the goal is to make this something practical rather than just a "nice presentation." The types of tests that will be covered are:

  • Information Gathering
  • Business Logic Testing
  • Authentication Testing
  • Session Management Testing
  • Data Validation Testing
  • Denial of Service Testing
  • Web Services Testing
  • Ajax Testing

SPEAKER BIO: Roman Hustad is an experienced security tester and Principal Consultant at Foundstone, a division of McAfee. He has an extensive background in Sacramento-area enterprise web development and is a regular presenter at security and programming-related events. Besides all that, he's fun to listen to and promises you won't find this one boring!

  • LOCATION INFORMATION: Upon arriving at the main entrance, please ask for Robert Grill, office: 916-636-4392, cell: 916-997-9892. Any problems, please contact Matt Petteys, 916-873-4716
    EDS Medi-Cal (map)
    3215 Prospect Park Drive
    Rancho Cordova , CA

Local News

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."

2007-08-02: OWASP Sacramento is requesting votes for the preferred March topic using the following URL. OWASP Sacramento March Topic Survey. This meeting will be sponsored by Breach Security.

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

2007-10-01: We have rescheduled the next meeting for November 29th 2007. Please contact Matt Petteys with questions or suggestions.

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

2007-07-15: We have rescheduled the next meeting for August 30th 2007. Please contact Matt Petteys with questions or suggestions.

2007-07-01: OWASP Sacramento is requesting comments on future topics using the following URL. OWASP Sacramento Topic Survey

2006-06-27: OWASP Sacramento is planning a public presentation in late August 2007. Contact the chapter leader with questions or suggestions.

2006-05-18: OWASP Moves to MediaWiki Portal - 16:09, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

OWASP is pleased to announce the arrival of OWASP 2.0!

OWASP 2.0 utilizes the MediaWiki portal to manage and provide the latest OWASP related information. Enjoy!