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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: Thursday July 30, 2009 6:00-8:00pm

Hands on Cross-Site Scripting

The next OWASP Sacramento meeting will be on Thursday July 30th at 6pm. This meeting will be hosted at EDS Medi-Cal in Rancho Cordova, CA.


Roman Hustad will lead a hands-on training session focused on Cross-Site Scripting using the WebGoat practice application on the OWASP Live CD. Bring your laptop with a CD-ROM drive; copies of the Live CD will be provided. Food and beverage will not be provided this month but you are welcome to bring your own.

Please use the online RSVP form below by 7/28/09 if you plan to attend.


Roman Hustad has been a local software developer in Sacramento for most of the past ten years. Most recently he was a Principal Consultant at Foundstone where he specialized in application security by performing code reviews, threat models, and teaching secure programming. Roman is a regular presenter at local chapters of OWASP, ISSA, ISACA, and Java User Groups. He is currently working as a developer at CoreLogic.

  • 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 Roman Hustad, 916-402-0620
    EDS Medi-Cal (map)
    3215 Prospect Park Drive
    Rancho Cordova , CA

Past Meetings

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.

Local News

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.

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

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.