[Owasp-austin] Study Group Follow-Up and July Chapter Meeting

David Hughes david.hughes at owasp.org
Wed Jul 25 20:15:39 UTC 2012

    July OWASP Austin Chapter Meeting - Lightning Talks!

Want to try out your presentation skills? Here's your chance! OWASP
Austin presents "Lightning Talks" for the July chapter meeting. This
will be a back-to-back series of 5 minute, controlled presentations.
Lightning talks are an excellent way to hone your presentation skills by
testing your ability to present clear ideas with defined time and
presentation restrictions. It can also be a lot of fun!

Here is the criteria:
   Each talk must be 5 minutes in length
   Each slide deck will contain exactly 20 slides
   The slides will auto-advance every 15 seconds
   No Vendor slides please!

Come present on InfoSec or AppSec related topics. Send your submission
to either James Wickett in PDF format.

*When:* July 31st, from 11:30a-1:00pm

*Who:* Why, YOU of course. :-D

*Topic:* AppSec Lightning Talks!


 Be mean to your code! - James Wickett
 Karthik Gaekwad
 Quorum Cryptography- David Hughes 
 Ernest Mueller
 The Magic of Symbiotic Security: Creating an Ecosystem of Security Systems - Josh Sokol
 David Lister
 Phil Beyer
 #securityisms - The Real APT! - Brian Engle
 Michael Cote (TENTATIVE)
 Hacker Vaccine
 Jay Hook

*Food:* Oh yeah, Taco Deli time! Please RSVP so we'll be sure to have
enough for all and be eligible for our monthly book giveaway!

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

*RSVP:* http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3873941062

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


*OWASP Study Group -- How About Metasploit? *

(Please sign up at the my.owasp.org site and join the OWASP Austin Study
Group to participate in the discussion mentioned below:)

We had a small turnout today (5) , I'm guessing largely because of
Blackhat/DefCon/B-Sides. We did some brainstorming and discussed
different topics for potential study group sessions. Here are some of them:

Open Authentication (oauth)
FISMA Compliance
Security Blitz on OWASP
Mobile Security
Kiosk Security
PhP security (Cheet Sheets)
Scripting Languages
Geolocation use\exploits
InfoSec Professional Development (Certs\Resumes\etc)

Everyone in attendance really liked the idea of doing a series on the
Metasploit book. I'm personally all for doing that. We can use Backtrack
and Metasploitable virtual systems for the hands-on. It should not be
too difficult to give everyone a quick tutorial on using VirtualBox. We
just need volunteers to step forward to help. I'm willing to help where
I can as well. We can also interrupt the series when we feel we need to
for other topics. Seventeen chapters will take us probably into early
next year, not counting interruptions, holidays, and conferences.

If we decide on this, we also need to ensure that everyone has a copy of
the book, either in electronic or paper format. When you buy one
directly from No Starch Press, you get a free electronic copy as well. I
can inquire about group discounts if we decide we want to pursue this. 
http://nostarch.com/metasploit    If you order, inquire about discounts
for the book. They gave me a 30 percent off discount just for asking.

What does everyone think about doing Metasploit? 


David H.

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