[Owasp-alabama] Happy 4th from the Alabama OWASP chapter

Joshua Perrymon josh at packetfocus.com
Fri Jul 4 02:38:55 EDT 2008

Just wanted to tell everyone Happy 4th of July. Hopefully everyone is taking
time off and won't look at a computer for a couple days. But if you're like
me, you're probably working this weekend.

As you know, we are just getting the Alabama Chapter of OWASP going.  For
those of you not real familiar with OWASP, this is their mission.



The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and
open community focused on improving the security of application software.
Our mission is to make application security "visible," so that people and
organizations can make informed decisions about application security risks.
Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are
available under an open source license. The OWASP Foundation is a 501c3
not-for-profit charitable organization that ensures the ongoing availability
and support for our work.



I can't express enough the value of OWASP for application security. I'm
working on a code review right now for a .net application and heavily rely
on OWASP documentation such as the "Testing Project" and "Code Review
Project" to validate the project test plan and findings.  I'll also be
documenting the process and would like to share some of the tools and
strategy our first meeting.  


In order to make this chapter successful, we need to invite friends and
colleagues to join the mailing list and contribute ideas on what you would
like to see at the meetings.  My thoughts are to split the presentations
into strategy and technical, this way everyone gets something from each
meeting.  I'll also be looking to get guest speaks from OWASP to talk about
emerging threats, compliance, tools, methodologies, exploits, etc.


One topic I know that is on the radar is PCI section 6.6 regarding the
requirement of either a application layer firewall, or source code review.  


So tell your friends, and let me know what you would like to see in upcoming





Have a look at the projects page





Joshua Perrymon, CEH, OPST, OPSA

CEO PacketFocus LLC

 <mailto:Josh at packetfocus.com> Josh at packetfocus.com



 <http://www.packetfocus.com/> www.packetfocus.com


President Alabama OWASP Chapter  <http://www.owasp.org/> www.owasp.org

Selected for "Top 5 Coolest hacks of 2007" Dark Reading/ Forbes.com





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