[Owasp-austin] April Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour (Sponsored by Fortify)

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at ni.com
Thu Apr 15 17:36:15 EDT 2010

Hello Austin OWASPers,

We've got some awesome events in store for you this month so please be 
sure to add these to you calendar.

Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour, Thursday, April 22, 5-7 PM
I wanted to remind everyone of the upcoming Austin Security Professionals 
Happy Hour sponsored by Fortify on Thursday, April 22 from 5 - 7 PM.  As 
usual, the event will be at Sherlock's at 183 and Burnet and we have the 
regular party room reserved.  As usual, you'll find no better opportunity 
to get out and network with your fellow security practitioners in a super 
fun and friendly environment.  And this time we can sincerely thank 
Fortify for providing us all with tasty beverages and nourishment at this 
awesome event.  See you there!

OWASP Meeting, Automated vs. Manual Security: You Can't Filter The Stupid, 
Tuesday, April 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Also, please make sure to mark your calendar for the April OWASP meeting 
on it's regular day and time on Tuesday, April 27 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 
PM.  This months presentation on Automated vs. Manual Security: You Can't 
Filter the Stupid and is by Charles Henderson of Trustwave.  He did this 
presentation at last year's OWASP AppSec Conference and it was very good. 
You should definitely mark your calendar for attending.

And if you haven't signed up yet, be sure you get on our "Austin OWASP" 
Facebook page to RSVP for events, participate in discussions, and much 
more.  Take care!

Future Speakers and Events
April 22, 2010 - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour (Sponsored by 
April 27, 2010 - Automated vs. Manual Security: You can't filter The 
Stupid (@National Instruments) 
May 20, 2010 - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour (Sponsored by 
May 25, 2010 - Attacking Intranets from the Web Using DNS Rebinding (@ 
National Instruments) 
June 17, 2010 - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour (Sponsored by 
WhiteHat Security) 
June 29, 2010 - Suggest a Topic (@ National Instruments) 
July 15 2010 - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour (Sponsored by 
Praetorian Group) 
July 27, 2010 - Suggest a Topic (@ National Instruments) 
August 12, 2010 (UNCONFIRMED) - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour 
August 31, 2010 - Suggest a Topic (@ National Instruments) 
September 16, 2010 (UNCONFIRMED) - Austin Security Professionals Happy 
September 28, 2010 - Suggest a Topic (@ National Instruments) 
October 14, 2010 (UNCONFIRMED) - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour 
October 26, 2010 - Suggest a Topic (@ National Instruments) 
November 2010 - No Meeting (Happy Holidays!) 
December 2010 - No Meeting (Happy Holidays!) 

If you're looking for a job, here are a couple that recently contacted me 
about hiring...

Information Security Officer - TDA
Texas Department of Agriculture is hiring for a IT Security Analyst II 
position.  Check out this link if you are interested:  

Web Systems Engineer - National Instruments
This is an awesome job with an awesome team at NI, but you've got some 
large shoes to fill....mine.  I'm transitioning into a new position as the 
Information Security Program Owner and they are looking to backfill my 
position.  Let me know if you are interested and I'll put you in touch 
with the right people.

The Web Systems Team at National Instruments is currently seeking an 
experienced Web Systems Engineer to join our growing team in Austin, TX.

As the Web Systems Team, we are responsible for delivering the ni.com 
customer experience.  This means that we own back end of ni.com:  Java 
application servers, content management, web services, search, web 
security, performance, scripting, web 2.0 community software, and all the 
other fun things that Web Systems people do. We design, implement, and 
support these and other cool technologies, working interactively with our 
programmers, designers, marketers, and technology groups to bring NI's 
products to the world.

We're looking for a smart, motivated person with a good understanding of 
how the Web works. This position is for a mid-career, self-starter who's 
interested in taking ownership of one or more areas of ni.com Web 
technology and "making it happen" in a consensus-driven environment.  In 
addition to relevant web technology knowledge, the ideal candidate will 
have good UNIX skills, be able to program/script in a variety of *nix 
languages, and most importantly, a big picture understanding how systems 
work together on the Web.

This is a Web Systems administration position; not Web design, Web 
applications programming, help desk, or operating systems administration. 
Typical activities include, but are by no means limited to:  configuring 
load balancers, root-cause analysis of application server crashes, 
identifying security holes in Web applications, debugging and isolating 
performance issues, responding to automated fault alerts, reviewing Java 
application design, conducting supplier product evaluations for a variety 
of needs, and developing tools to automate your team's work.  Members of 
this team also provide 24x7 support for the site as part of an on-call 

Opportunities this position will afford you: 
·       A chance to excel and room to innovate 
·       Hands on experience with a wide variety of Web technologies in an 
enterprise environment 
·       Network with a wide variety of other smart and motivated 
·       Troubleshoot exceedingly complex technical issues across all 
levels of the technology stack 
·       Responsibility to improve things that could be better 
Minimum Qualifications: 
·       BBA or BS in MIS, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or 
related field 
·       3+ year Web server administration (Apache or other)
·       1+ year J2EE application server experience (OAS, WebLogic, 
WebSphere, or JBoss/Tomcat) 
·       1+ years UNIX systems administration (Red Hat Enterprise Linux or 
Solaris preferred)
·       Intimate knowledge of HTTP/HTTPS protocols, and strong familiarity 
with other Internet protocols 
·       Knowledge of other web concepts such as FTP, firewalls, caching, 
DNS, and proxies
·       Scripting ability in Perl, bash, PHP, Python, and/or a similar 

Additional desirable skills/expertise: 
·       Experience with content management systems (especially Vignette 
·       Experience with search (especially FAST ESP)
·       Experience with SOA
·       Demonstrated passion for the Web, such as active involvement in 
industry groups
·       Understanding of TCP/IP networking, routing, and directory 
services (LDAP/AD) 
·       Experience with clustering and load-balancing applications 
·       Experience with database concepts  (especially Oracle) 
·       Java programming 
·       Web page design (CSS, HTML, JavaScript) 

Please keep in mind this is not a Java programming position or a Web page 
creation/design position; it is a Web Systems administration position 

This position will be based in Austin, Texas.


Josh Sokol (CISSP, CCNA, GWAS)
Information Security Program Owner
National Instruments
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