[Owasp-austin] Chapter Meeting Tomorrow + Other Announcements

David Hughes david.hughes at owasp.org
Mon Feb 27 20:58:09 UTC 2012


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*Austin OWASPers,

Here are some important announcements! Read them carefully. Cash prizes
for those who do so are not completely outside the realm of imagination.
:-)



 *Chapter Meeting Tomorrow*


*Date:* Tuesday, February 28
 
*Time:* 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST (Chapter announcements usually start
around 11:45 with the presenter starting at noon)
 
*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, OWASP Foundation Board Member
 
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.

*Food: *YES! Taco Deli!

*Cost*: ALWAYS free, but the value is immense!
 
*RSVP*: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2967474797

*_To Join Us Virtually_*
1.  Go to:

    https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/807594710

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. 
Or, call in using your telephone.

    Dial +1 (773) 897-3015
    Access Code: 807-594-710
    Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
    Meeting ID: 807-594-710

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*Austin InfoSec Professionals Happy Hour (Sponsored by FireEye)*
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*What:* Great conversation, and the beer and food are covered! This is a
popular monthly event with lots of folks from OWASP, ISSA, and others!
This is a wonderful networking opportunity!

*When:* March 8th, from 5pm-7pm

*Where:* Sherlocks Pub and Grill, Research @ Burnet.

*How? *Our Sponsor: *FireEye* is the leading provider of next-generation
threat protection focused on combating advanced malware, zero-day and
targeted APT attacks. FireEye's solutions supplement security defenses
such as traditional and next-generation firewalls, IPS, antivirus and
Web gateways, which can't stop advanced malware. These technologies
leave significant security holes in the majority of corporate networks.
FireEye's Malware Protection Systems feature both inbound and outbound
protection and a signature-less analysis engine that utilizes the most
sophisticated virtual execution engine in the world to stop advanced
threats that attack over Web and email. Our customers include
enterprises and mid-sized companies across every industry as well as
Federal agencies. Based in Milpitas, California, FireEye is backed by
premier financial partners.

*Cost:* None to you!

*RSVP*: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3035418017

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*OWASP Study Group*
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**Want to keep your hack skills frosty? Come to the OWASP study group!
We are currently studying "The Web Application Hackers Handbook". This
week we will be covering Chapter 8 "Attacking Access Controls"

*When:* Wednesdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

*Where:* 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. Feel
free to call Ben Broussard at (512) 944-2210
<tel:%28512%29%20944-2210> for details or directions.


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*AppSecUSA 2012- 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.

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*Austin B-Sides Conference Coming Soon*
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*Description:
*

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:
BSidesTexas(at)Gmail.com
Austin lead -- Michael Gough
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When:
*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: *

http://www.BSidesAustin2012.eventbrite.com

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