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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. Meetings are typically on the last Thursday evening of the month.

Next meeting: THREAT MODELING WORKSHOP, Thursday, September 30 2010 6-8pm

Threat Modeling is one of the cheapest and most effective methods to identify and prioritize security risks, but few practice it because it is perceived as too difficult. Roman Hustad will share from his threat modeling experiences how a basic threat model can be constructed in hours rather than days. This will be a workshop, not a presentation so come prepared to stand up and participate. Roman will give a brief introduction to Threat Modeling and propose a simplified methodology. The team will then build a threat model for the fictional Hacme Books e-commerce web application (optional: download and play with the application ahead of time).

Pizza and drinks will be provided by the chapter. (Thanks to those of you who became OWASP members in 2010!)

SPEAKER BIO: Roman Hustad is a local enterprise software developer in the financial services industry and was formerly a software security consultant at Foundstone. He has constructed applications large and small and torn others apart via penetration testing, threat modeling, and code review. Roman also enjoys teaching software security and is one of the OWASP Sacramento chapter leaders.

RSVP & LOCATION: Please RSVP for this event. 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

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    3215 Prospect Park Drive
    Rancho Cordova , CA

Future meetings

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

Past Meetings

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.