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OWASP Saudi Arabia

Welcome to the Saudi Arabia chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Amro Ahmed <paypal>Saudi Arabia</paypal>


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Local News

Meeting Location
 Venue: Makarim Hall - Marriott Hotel
 City : Riyadh - KSA
 Date: 2nd March 2009
 Time: 08:30 - 15:00 

Event agenda ( PCI compliance seminar )

    08:30 – 09:00    Registration Team
    09:00 – 09:30    Introduction
    09:30 – 10:20    PCI (Applications Firewalls/SSL VPN) 
    10:20 – 10:40    Refreshment 
    10:40 – 11:20    Case Study
    11:20 – 12:10    Application Delivery Controller
    12:10 – 12:40    Prayer
    12:40 – 01:00    Last Session + Questions +Closing Session
    01:00 – 02:00    Lunch


Peter Draper, Security Specialist: has been providing guidance, design and implementation of Info Sec solutions for some 17+ years. The last ten years have been focused on Application delivery and security with the most recent focus following the main hacking attempts into the Web Application Security space. Peter has been instrumental in delivering Web Application Security into a wide and varied range of customers including finance, government, ecommerce and travel industry companies. Within the Middle East region Peter had delivered solutions to Government, Finance and Corporate customers ensuring the best possible protection is in place to secure customer sensitive data.

Peter’s presentation will focus on:

    1) What is the “PCI Journey”?
    2) What do I need to do and when?
    3) Is PCI the only reason to deploy security solutions?
    4) Where should I concentrate my $
    5) What happens once I have it?

Nigel Ashworth, F5 MEA Technical Director: has been F5’s Technical Director for Middle East and Africa since September 2005. In that time he has driven the region’s increasing importance to F5’s global business, managing the pre sales engineering team, and investing technical resources in key verticals to drive double-digit sales growth. Nigel has been with F5 for nine years in a number of senior technical roles, including Technical Director responsible for driving EMEA Strategic Alliances with key partners including Microsoft, SAP and Oracle, and Technical Director responsible for pre-sales in Europe. Prior to joining F5, Nigel held technical leadership positions for companies including Reuters and UB Networks. He received his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Portsmouth University.