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Local News

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 5th in conjunction with UtahSec


June 5th, 2014


6 - 8 pm

Meeting location:

1275 West, 1600 North, Orem Utah

Introductions/Announcements: Dmitry Dessiatnikov

Presenter #1: John Overbaugh

           Topic: Achievable Security: Building Security into the Development Lifecycle
           Summary:  You simply cannot test security into your web applications; it must be part and parcel to the development effort. Sadly, few teams approach with a complete “security first” perspective. The good news is, it isn’t much more costly to build secure applications as it is to build insecure applications; it just takes tools, skills, and a little process. This presentation examines these tools, skills, and processes necessary for building increasingly secure code – even in Agile environments.  
           Bio:   John Overbaugh is managing director of security services at Caliber Security Partners. He has nearly 20 years of experience building robust, secure software – from consumer desktop applications to enterprise web applications and everything in between. He is a CISSP, GWAPT, GSLC and GCIH and has training and expertise in mobile security. John has been leading secure development efforts since 1999, when he led the first application after Windows to undergo the “Secure Windows Initiative” at Microsoft. He is a frequent presenter and a passionate technology geek. 

Presenter #2: Aaron Willis Topic: Unconventional Defense Against WebScraping and Data Theft Attacks

 	Summary:   Website data can be a valuable asset for a business and data thieves are relentless in their efforts to harvest data for their own personal use or for resale.  Many times this is not an issue when the proliferation of the data is in the best interest of the business, but for others it is critical to protect data from being harvested by or sold to competitors.   This presentation examines methods, techniques and case studies for protecting website data from automated web scraping attacks. 

Bio: Aaron Willis is a Senior Forensic Analyst at SecurityMetrics. He is also the owner of ScrapeGoat, Inc., a local data analytics and web scraping company. He has over 15 years of experience in web scraping and anti-web scraping methods and technologies. Aaron has also taught Information Security and Forensic classes at Utah Valley University for over 5 years. He graduated from UVU with a bachelor of science in Information Technology and will finish a masters program in Digital Forensics this summer. He has been with SecurityMetrics almost 4 years and has completed over 50 investigations.

Food Sponsor: SecurityMetrics

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings

Past Meetings

OpenSAMM Project - Alan Jex - 3 Jan 2013

Alan discussed the Open Security Assurance Maturity Model (OpenSAMM) including his success at leveraging it to do a successful crawl/walk/run expansion of AppSec at his day job. HP hosted and served food (thanks!). Slides are available by clicking here.