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Local News

OWASP Suncoast Chapter Meeting on Tuesday June 23, 2009 @ 6pm

Location: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County (2635 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34237)

Topic: Cross-site Request Forgery, The Sleeping Giant of Web Application Vulnerabilities

Presenter: Steve Carter

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The slides can be downloaded here: Media:CSRF_062209.pdf

Introduction to the OWASP Suncoast Chapter at the 82 Degrees Tech Networking Event

When: Wednesday, April 29th 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Place Sarasota, 950 University Drive, Sarasota (across from the airport)

Cost: $10 for 82 Degree Tech Members, $15 for Future members (beer, wine and appetizers will be provided)

(CANCELLED) OWASP Suncoast Chapter Meeting on Monday March 9th, 2009 @ 6pm

Location: Gevity HR in Lakewood Ranch (9000 Town Center Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202)

Topic: Web 2.0 Vulnerabilities - Scan, Attack and Detect

Presenter: Shreeraj Shah

Full a full description and bio of Mr. Shah see Media:Web2.0_Vulnerabilities_Shreeraj.pdf

Successful Meeting Held at Gevity

Thanks to Shane Hartman from Suncoast Security for a great briefing on Flash malware. Also, thanks gain to John Hale and Gevity for providing a conference room.

The presentation materials are available for download:


OWASP Suncoast Chapter Meeting on Tuesday December 2th, 2008 @ 6pm

Location: Gevity HR in Lakewood Ranch (9000 Town Center Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202)

Topic: Analyzing Flash Malware

Successful Meeting Held at Gevity

There was a good turn out for last night's Suncoast OWASP Meeting, held at Gevity on Sept 9th. Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to John Hale and Gevity for sponsoring the event and providing the terrific briefing room.

The presentation materials are available for download:



OWASP Suncoast Chapter Meeting September 9th, 2008 @ 6pm , Location: Gevity HR in Lakewood Ranch (Frederick Taylor conference room)

Agenda: Discussion of OWASP Top Ten Vulnerabilities, OWASP tools demonstration

The presentations from the May 6 Suncoast OWASP meeting are now available for download

The following presentation is an introduction OWASP (and the Suncoast chapter) with in depth information regarding its missions, goals and objectives: Media:Introduction_to_OWASP_Suncoast_050608.ppt‎

The following presentation is a brief web application security introduction intended for those completely new to the subject: Media:Webappsec intro.ppt

First Suncoat OWASP Meeting Tuesday May 6, 2008 @ 6pm - 8pm, location: LTC Engineering Associates

Agenda: Introduction to OWASP, Introduction to Web Application Security, OWASP tools demonstration (time permitting)

We are looking for support including speakers and sponsors. We are also still trying to identify a larger conference room in the area to host future events. Please contact Mike Nixon or Stephen Carter if you are able to help in any way. Speakers from commercial companies are welcome although it is against Chapter rules to promote commercial products.