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OWASP UW Bothell

Welcome to the UW Bothell chapter homepage. The Bothell campus of the University of Washington is located just North of Seattle. Students in the Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering (MS CSE) program have chartered this OWASP Chapter to provide an educational resource for the community. We emphasize collaboration with other technology and security organizations.

Information about upcoming meetings and events will appear in the "News" section below.

The chapter leads are Tyler Laws and Brendan Sweeney .

Our faculty advisor is Geetha Thamilarasu PhD.

For more information about UW Bothell and the University of Washington system: http://www.uwb.edu/cybersecurity

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Local News

Meeting Location    The Bothell campus of the University of Washington is located near 
the North end of Lake Washington, at the intersection of Highway 522 and Interstate 405.
Multiple bus routes converge on campus, parking requires payment.
Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.

Upcoming Events:

Previous Events:

Application Security Testing in the Real World: 10 Apr, 2015

Mike de Libreo, accomplished developer and security specialist, and one of the Seattle OWASP chapter leaders, presents an introduction to application security testing in the business world and some of the most useful tools.

Presentation Slides: File:Security testing real world.pptx

Links to the Demo Vulnerabilities Investigated in the Lab:

Bonus: the first twenty attendees are entered in a free raffle for OWASP swag!!!

In this hands-on lab we will go over tools and techniques for application security testing that will help testers and developers find issues and exploit them. You will be guided through the lab using a pre-configured workstation as an "attacker" and targeting a vulnerable website (e.g. Wordpress with known vulnerable plugins). We will also discuss techniques to improve your bug hunting besides the usual "vulnerable web app" approach.

Please join us in the Network Security Lab, UW1-321, on April 10th from 4pm to 5:30pm. Presented by OWASP and the Gray Hats team.

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Tour Microsoft's Cybercrime Center (DCU): 1 Apr, 2015

Tour the innovative Cybercrime Center on the Microsoft Campus. Learn about the extent of cybercrime and what's being done to stop it. This 45 minute tour will be lead by the center's staff who have in depth knowledge of the current state of the art.

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Hacking for Defense: 27 Feb, 2015

Presentation Audio File: File:OWASP UWB web-hacking-for-defense 2015-02-27.mp3

Presentation Slides: File:OWASP-UWB hacking-for-defense-2015-02-27 slides.pdf

The next chapter event, in cooperation with the UWB Gray Hats team, is 4pm - 5:30pm Friday, February 27.

Ever wondered if your website was secure? Want to know how to test it? Join us as David L. Morse presents an introduction to stress-testing your website!

  • We'll play with hacking tools specifically designed to identify the most commonly attacked vulnerabilities - using the results to "harden" our website.
  • We'll have a brief overview and then hands-on excercises. No experience needed!
  • We'll meet on campus in building UW1, Room 321 - the network security lab.

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