OWASP Saudi Arabia
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Our next event, will be dedicated for application hacking, and general Information security trends and countermeasure
PCI compliance seminar
Location Venue: Makarim Hall - Marriott Hotel City : Riyadh - KSA Date: 2nd March 2009 Time: 08:30 - 15:00
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 OWASP and PCI compliance 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.
Amro Ahmed,is the Chief Penetration Tester at Innovative Solutions, where his duties include Penetration testing, Application audit/security, Vulnerability assessment, Risk management, and forensic investigation. He is also the Chapter leader for OWASP Saudi Arabia. he holds Certified licensed penetration tester (LPT), GAIC Certified Incident Handle (GCIH), GAIC Cutting-Edge and Hacking Techniques(GHTQ), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator(CHFI), Certified Security Professional(Security+), Red Hat Certified Linux Engineer (RHCE), Sun Solaris Certified UNIX System Administrator (SCSA), Certified Linux Professional,(Linux+), Linux Professional Institute (LPIC1) (LPIC2), and Sun Solaris Certified UNIX Security Administrator (SCSECA).
Amro’s presentation will focus on:
1) Web application attacks and security trends. 2) OWASP "thinking out of the box". 2) OWASP and application security. 4) The relation between OWASP and PCI.