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OWASP Sydney

Welcome to the Sydney chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Chris Gatford
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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.

NEXT MEETING; May 14th 2008, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a FREE networking and learning session:

When: Wednesday, May 14th 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 Update

6:30 - 7:30 Technical Presentation "Flash Application Vulnerabilities" Paul Theriault, Senior Associate, SIFT

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


Presentation: 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.

Speaker BIO: 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.

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.

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