[Owasp-austin] OWASP Austin Meeting Tomorrow! - Architecting Secure Web Systems

James Wickett wickett at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 12:22:29 EDT 2009

*When:* April 28, 2009, 11:30am - 1:00pm

*Topic: * Architecting Secure Web Systems

For this month's presentation, we diverge from the typical OWASP topics of
writing secure code, testing to make sure your code is secure, and other
code related topics and delve into the process of actually architecting a
secure web application from the ground up. We'll start with some basic
n-tier architecture (web vs app vs DB), throw in some firewall and DMZ
concepts, then talk about server hardening with client firewalls (iptables),
disabling services, and other techniques. Whether you're a code monkey
wondering how the rest of the world works, a security guy trying to figure
out what you're missing, or an auditor just trying to understand how the
pieces fit together, this presentation is for you.

*Who:* Josh Sokol

*Josh's Bio:* Josh Sokol graduated from the University of Texas at Austin
with a BS in Computer Science in 2002. Since that time, he has worked for
several large companies including AMD and BearingPoint, spent some time as a
military contractor, and is currently employed as a Web Systems
Administrator at National Instruments. In his current role, Josh provides
expertise in topics such as web application availability, performance, and
security. Josh is also a frequent contributor on the Web Admin
Blog<http://www.webadminblog.com/>and recently presented at the TRISC
2009 Conference.

*Where:* National Instruments, 11500 N Mopac, Building C which is the
tallest building on campus (8 levels). There will be signs posted in the
lobby to direct you where to go and the receptionists will be able to assist
you as well. See directions to National

*Cost:* Always Free

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