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==Meeting==
 
==Meeting==
NEXT MEETING;  May 14th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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NEXT MEETING;  Friday July 4th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  
 
Please join us for a FREE networking and learning session:
 
Please join us for a FREE networking and learning session:
  
 
==Location==
 
==Location==
When: Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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When: Friday, July 4th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
Location:  KPMG
 
Location:  KPMG
 
Auditorium (Located on the Ground floor at the rear)  
 
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6:00 - 6:20 Peer-to-Peer Networking with Tea & Coffee
 
6:00 - 6:20 Peer-to-Peer Networking with Tea & Coffee
  
6:20 - 6:30 Sydney Chapter Update
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6:20 - 6:30 Sydney Chapter News
  
6:30 - 7:30 Technical Presentation "Flash Application Vulnerabilities" Paul Theriault, Senior Associate, SIFT
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6:30 - 7:30 Presentation
  
 
OWASP Sydney is very kindly being supported by KPMG in providing the venue and refreshments.
 
OWASP Sydney is very kindly being supported by KPMG in providing the venue and refreshments.
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==Presentation==
 
==Presentation==
Presentation:
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'''How the US Air Force is tackling Application Security''
Paul's presentation will be an introduction to the detection and analysis of Flash based malware. Providing technical insights in to the analysis process and providing examples of deconstructing content as well as some suggested countermeasures.
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This presentation describes an application security strategy for large enterprise systems—what to look out for, and what you must do to ensure the successful rollout of the tools and services necessary to counter the dark side of cyberspace.
  
Speaker BIO:
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Over the past decade, the Department of Defense in general, and the US Air Force in particular, has transformed itself to better deal with 21st century warfare. The Air Force in fact has modified its stated mission to include cyberspace as one of the domains in which it will “fly and fight.” This type of shift in strategic thinking is critical for any organization to properly acknowledge and manage real-world  threats against one of its most valuable assets: data.
Paul is a Senior Associate with SIFT, and has extensive experience in both technical and policy areas of IT security ranging from application code review and testing, to business-wide risk assessment and management. Paul is a proficient security incident handler with experience in malware and vulnerability analysis, anti-virus monitoring and patch management.
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Paul holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Sydney, during the completion of which he was awarded the prize for IT Security with a perfect score of 100. He is a Member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and has also provided Guest Lectures at the Communications University of China, Beijing.
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Background:
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The Air Force recently funded its first Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE). Committed to becoming a thought and 
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practice leader within DoD, the ASACoE proposes to manage software assurance awareness, education, policy, and governance Air Force wide.
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The expected outcome is a reduced threat-risk profile for each Air Force enterprise application subject to ASACoE oversight.
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Speaker BIO:
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Major Bruce C. Jenkins, USAF (Ret.) is a Security Practice Director at Fortify Software, Inc., where his responsibilities include refining 
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customer security requirements, managing Fortify product deployments and delivering security services.
  
Paul has supported SIFT’s clients through providing Board-level risk management guidance, and has completed low-level technical security testing for systems making up vital parts of Australia’s financial markets critical infrastructure
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Prior to joining Fortify, he spent 26 of his 28 years in the service leading people, managing projects, and dealing with technological and 
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organizational change. His military experiences range from managing a  small team of aircraft avionics technicians to commanding a 
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communications unit supporting over 3,000 U.S. and international forces in Southwest Asia. Most recently, as Chief of Systems Security, 
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554th Electronic Systems Wing, he helped establish a nearly $13M budget for creating the Air Force’s first ever Center of Excellence 
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for applications security.Bruce holds a BS in computer science from the University of Maryland  and MS in operations research from the Air Force Institute of 
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Technology. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker with countless hours of Internet surf time, where he has learned that paranoia is a perfectly 
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legitimate state of mind.

Revision as of 21:39, 26 June 2008

Contents

OWASP Sydney

Welcome to the Sydney chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Chris Gatford
Click here to join the local chapter mailing list.

Participation

OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is and open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.

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Hi and welcome to the OWASP Sydney Chapter Page!

Currently we are looking for a venue and speakers to present at our informal sessions to the small group of 20 - 40 people.

Meeting

NEXT MEETING; Friday July 4th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a FREE networking and learning session:

Location

When: Friday, July 4th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: KPMG Auditorium (Located on the Ground floor at the rear) 10 Shelley Street (main entrance located on Sussex Street) Sydney NSW 2000

Agenda

6:00 - 6:20 Peer-to-Peer Networking with Tea & Coffee

6:20 - 6:30 Sydney Chapter News

6:30 - 7:30 Presentation

OWASP Sydney is very kindly being supported by KPMG in providing the venue and refreshments.

RSVP: [Chris@penetrationtester.com]

Presentation

'How the US Air Force is tackling Application Security

This presentation describes an application security strategy for large enterprise systems—what to look out for, and what you must do to ensure the successful rollout of the tools and services necessary to counter the dark side of cyberspace.

Over the past decade, the Department of Defense in general, and the US Air Force in particular, has transformed itself to better deal with 21st century warfare. The Air Force in fact has modified its stated mission to include cyberspace as one of the domains in which it will “fly and fight.” This type of shift in strategic thinking is critical for any organization to properly acknowledge and manage real-world threats against one of its most valuable assets: data.

Background: The Air Force recently funded its first Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE). Committed to becoming a thought and practice leader within DoD, the ASACoE proposes to manage software assurance awareness, education, policy, and governance Air Force wide. The expected outcome is a reduced threat-risk profile for each Air Force enterprise application subject to ASACoE oversight.

Speaker BIO: Major Bruce C. Jenkins, USAF (Ret.) is a Security Practice Director at Fortify Software, Inc., where his responsibilities include refining customer security requirements, managing Fortify product deployments and delivering security services.

Prior to joining Fortify, he spent 26 of his 28 years in the service leading people, managing projects, and dealing with technological and organizational change. His military experiences range from managing a small team of aircraft avionics technicians to commanding a communications unit supporting over 3,000 U.S. and international forces in Southwest Asia. Most recently, as Chief of Systems Security, 554th Electronic Systems Wing, he helped establish a nearly $13M budget for creating the Air Force’s first ever Center of Excellence for applications security.Bruce holds a BS in computer science from the University of Maryland and MS in operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker with countless hours of Internet surf time, where he has learned that paranoia is a perfectly legitimate state of mind.