[Owasp-austin] Chapter meeting this month and other announcements...

David Hughes doulos447 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 11:55:57 UTC 2012

Austin OWASPers,

 February Chapter Meeting

*Description:Testing From the Cloud: Is the Sky Falling?


More and more IT is being moved to the cloud, why shouldn't your testing
move there too? This talk will cover what it takes to take your testing
tools from your laptop to the cloud using new features of the OWASP Web
Testing Environment (WTE). WTE allows you to create custom installations
of application security tools in the cloud on demand. Has your IP been
shunned? No problem, kill that cloud instance and startup another. Is
your life as mobile as your phone? No problem, a laptop + Internet =
access to all your favorite tools from anywhere. Multiple clients? No
problem, start an an instance for each one. By the end of this talk,
you'll know all you need to fire up an cloud instance with all of your
favorite tools and start having fun.

*Speaker: Matt Tesauro*

Matt is currently on the board of the OWASP Foundation and highly
involved in many OWASP projects and committees. Matt is the project
leader of the OWASP WTE (Web Testing Environment) which is the source of
the OWASP Live CD Project and Virtual Machines pre-configured with tools
and documentation for testing web applications. Industry designations
include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Matt Tesauro has a B.S. in Economics
and a M.S in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.

*Cost:* Free, of course, but please RVSV! 


*Food:* Oh yeah, Taco Deli time! Please RSVP so we'll be sure to have
enough for all! 

*Location:* National Instruments, 11500 N. Mopac. 

*Time:* 11:30a - 1:00p

*Questions?* call: David Hughes (512) 589-4623

*RSVP*: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2967474797

  Study Groups on Wednesdays*


Ben Broussard is leading a Study Group on Wednesday. Currently we are
studying The Web Application Hacker's Handbook. Today We will be
covering Chapter 7: Attacking Session Management. We will stop just
before the subsection "Securing Session Management."

When: *

Wednesdays from noon to 1pm.

*Where: *

We have a room in Building A of the National Instruments campus (the
monthly OWASP meetings are in Building C). The drive has directions to
the buildings clearly marked. Once in Building A take the elevator to
the 2nd floor, go down the hallway to your left past the restrooms and
turn left down the small hallway directly after the restrooms.
Conference room 217 will be the second door on the right. You
will have internet access and we'll have a projector for examples.
Feelfree to call me at (512) 944-2210 <tel:%28512%29%20944-2210> for
details or directions.

Austin InfoSec Professionals Happy Hour

Our next Austin Information Security Professionals Happy Hour is
sponsored by FireEye and will take place on March 8th, from 5-7 PM at
Sherlocks Pub on 183 and Burnet. You don't want to miss the beer, food
and good conversation! More details to come...

AppSecUSA-LASCON Edition

The hottest InfoSec ticket in Austin, AppSecUSA 2012 is coming, October
25-26 at the Hyatt Regency. Training sessions will take place on October
22-23. Watch soon for registration, and calls for training and papers!
There will also be lots of sponsorship opportunities! Want to get
involved and volunteer? We're gonna need your help! Contact Josh Sokol,
James Wickett, Paul Griffiths, or myself.


Austin B-Sides is Coming!


An eclectic gathering of Infosec people to hear awesome talks and have
outrageously fun discussions! Our mission is to provide an inclusive,
open environment for sharing and collaborative discourse on
topics that most interest you.The first Austin event was good, the 2nd
GREAT, which you know if you were there. Security B-Sides Austin 2012
will be even better. If you have thoughts, comments, complaints,
suggestions- or would like to volunteer, let us know.

Join the B-Sides mailing list, or send a message to:
Austin lead -- Michael Gough
*April 12th & 13th, 2012 (10am to 10pm)

*Where: *

The Hideout Theatre -- 617 Congress Ave.

*Cost: *

$10 per day Reg fee (limited seating -- 150 ea. day)

*Register: *



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