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OWASP Sacramento

Welcome to the Sacramento chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Roman Hustad and Matt Petteys.

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OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is and 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 TBD - Q4 2009

The next OWASP Sacramento meeting is TBD. The topic will most likely be ".NET Secure Programming."

Past Meetings

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.

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.