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OWASP Vancouver

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2012 Meetings

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January 2012

Outsourcing Identity: Understanding Privacy and Security in Identity Services

Speaker: Yvan Boily, Web Security Engineer, Mozilla Corporation

Date & Time: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 @ 5:30pm

Social Media has taken over the online world; what Microsoft attempted with Passport has been made reality by Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other service providers. In addition to the proprietary identity services these platforms offer, several support protocols such as OpenID, This will be a one hour presentation that will contrast the security and privacy features available in major online identity protocols, and contrast these with Mozilla's BrowserID protocol.

Registration: Registration is strongly recommended since an invite will be extended to other groups to try to improve participation in OWASP. If space runs out, preference will be given to those who have registered!

Please register here. (Registration details are not retained after the meeting, however a sign-up sheet will be available for those claiming CPEs)

Location: Ping Identity, 200 - 788 Beatty St, Vancouver

About Ping Identity Ping Identity has generously offered their downtown office space, located on the corner of Beatty and Robson, to host our chapters meetings moving forward. The office is 6000sq/ft of a mostly open floor plan, so we should be able to accommodate a large group.