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OWASP San Diego

Welcome to the San Diego chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Jeromie Jackson <PAYPAL>SanDiego</PAYPAL>
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Local News

Thank you for attending our previous chapter meeting and thanks to Websense for providing an excellent meeting space. Jeromie Jackson led the meeting with a great presentation and there were a variety of new ideas generated via open discussion. The next meeting is currently being planned so please check back here and/or join the mailing list for upcoming meeting details.

Meeting Notes October 22, 2009
-There are big python and ruby user groups in SD (Gabriel Lawrence is a good conduit)
-Many other user groups use to publish meetings
-Create multisession curriculum (review tools and deep dive on different subject)
-Loosely couple presentations so new attendees can easily join in
-Discussed idea of charging small fee to attend meetings (decided not to entertain this until meeting matures)
-Possibly segregate training sessions from regular sessions and provide a some theme to the training sessions
-Vendors to possibly bring in (Rapid7 HDMoore, Breach, Modsecurity, McAfee, DBNetworks)
-Possibly provide CPE credits for attending OWASP events

Future Meeting Topics
-Remediation vs. Mitigation
-Mitigation techniques when the code can’t be fixed
-Demo ESAPI in PHP and/or
-How to run security testing when evaluating a new software product
-CFO level meeting regarding cost justification for security tools and risk assessment
-Web enumeration and data mining
-Vulnerability classification and remedation techniques

Date:     TBD
Time:     TBD
Location: Websense Corporate Office
          10240 Sorrento Valley Rd       
          San Diego, California  92121
Contact: Jeromie Jackson- CISSP, CISM 

OWASP San Diego Board Formation

Jeromie Jackson - President
Jeff Sutton - Vice President
Matt Harrigan - Director of Research
Steve Groom - Director of Marketing
Andy Stovall - Technical Director
Tom Spencer - Program Director