[Owasp-austin] March OWASP: Static Analysis Techniques for Testing Application Security

James Wickett wickett at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 16:55:28 EDT 2008


*Topic: *Static Analysis Techniques for Testing Application Security

Static Analysis of software refers to examining source code and other
software artifacts without executing them. This presentation looks at how
these techniques can be used to identify security defects in applications.
Approaches examined will range from simple keyword search methods used to
identify calls to banned functions through more sophisticated data flow
analysis used to identify more complicated issues such as injection flaws.
In addition, a demonstration will be given of two freely-available static
analysis tools: FindBugs for the Java platform and FXCop for the .NET
platform. Finally, some approaches will be presented on how organizations
can start using static analysis tools as part of their development and
quality assurance processes.
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*When:* March 25th, 2008, 11:30am - 1:00pm

*Who:* Dan Cornell, Principal of Denim Group, Ltd., OWASP San Antonio
Leader, Creator of Sprajax

Dan Cornell has over ten years of experience architecting and developing
web-based software systems. He leads Denim Group's security research team in
investigating the application of secure coding and development techniques to
improve web-based software development methodologies.

Dan was the founding coordinator and chairman for the Java Users Group of
San Antonio (JUGSA) and is currently the San Antonio chapter leader of the
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). He is a recognized expert in
the area of web application security for SearchSoftwareQuality.com and the
primary author of Sprajax, OWASP's open source tool for assessing the
security of AJAX-enabled web applications.
*Where:* Whole Foods, 550 Bowie Street, Austin, TX 78703. Come to the Whole
Foods plaza level and sign in with receptionist. To get to the plaza take
the stairs from the main entrance. The stairs are located on the West Side
of the building, just north of the main entrance. There is no access to the
Plaza level from inside the store.

See directions to Whole Foods <http://tinylink.com/?chLCAmvxKA>.

*Cost:* Always Free

*Questions or help with Directions...* call: Scott Foster 512-637-9824.

-- 
J. H. Wickett
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