[Owasp-austin] Announcements

David Hughes david.hughes at owasp.org
Mon Mar 19 19:18:40 UTC 2012

Austin OWASP'ers,

The following are some really cool events taking place in the near future:


      March Chapter Meeting.

*When:* March 27th, from 11:30a-1:00pm

*Topic:*: Cucumber and friends: Tools for Security that Matter

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) helps focus software development on
delivering prioritized, verifiable business value by providing a common
vocabulary that spans the divide between Business and Technology.
Cucumber is a widely used tool in Ruby community for implementing BDD
and it executes plain-text functional descriptions as automated tests.
In this talk, Mani and Tin will discuss how Cucumber and related tools
can be used to define and verify security features that matter in software.

*Speakers:* Mani Tadayon and Tin Zaw

*Mani Tadayon, Senior Software Engineer, AT&T Interactive*

At AT&T Interactive, Mani is part of the team responsible for YP.com.
Mani studied foreign languages at UC Berkeley, computer science at Cal
State Hayward and is now a graduate student in Geography at Cal State
Northridge. He has been developing web applications using open source
tools for over 10 years. Currently, his focus is on behavior-driven
development with Ruby.

*Tin Zaw, OWASP and AT&T Interactive*

Tin is currently the president of OWASP Los Angeles chapter. During day
time, he works with Mani at AT&T Interactive as an application security
architect. Before AT&T, he worked as a software engineer, manager and
researcher at QUALCOMM, Inktomi (now Yahoo!), Symantec, MySpace and a
Sequoia funded Internet infrastructure startup.

Tin holds CISSP and CSSLP certifications from (ISC)2, MS in Computer
Science from University of Southern California, and working on an MBA
from USC.

  * *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: *March 28th, 11:30a - 1:00p

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

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3147433057


      March Training Event

*Title: Hackathon and Hands On Lab for Cucumber and friends: tools for
security that matters *


*Description: *We will be writing Cucumber acceptance and security tests
while we build an app as a group.  In the lab, we will have several
groups working together writing cucumber tests and code along the way.
 Even if you are not a developer or security expert, this event is for

*There are limited spots, so please register early. Bring your laptops! *

Capacity: *30 people* *

*When: *March 28th, Immediately Following the Chapter Meeting

*Where? :* National Instruments, Building C, 1S15

*RSVP:* http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3183041563

For more information, Contact: James Wickett (James.wickett at owasp.org)


      Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour, April 12th, Sponsored by
      Robert Half International.

*Why?* Great conversation, and the beer and food are covered! This is a
popular montly event with lots of folks from OWASP, ISSA, and others!
This is a wonderful networking opportunity!

*When?* April 12th, from 5pm-7pm

*Where? *Sherlock's (9012 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78757)

*How?* Our Sponsor: Founded in 1948, Robert Half International (RHI) is
the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. RHI is a
recognized leader in professional staffing and consulting services, and
is the parent company of Protiviti, a global consulting and internal
audit firm composed of experts in risk and advisory services.

*Cost? *None to you!



*AppSecUSA 2012- LASCON Edition!*

LASCON has been the *HOTTEST *InfoSec Event in Austin for the past two
years. This year, it gets hotter as we host AppSecUSA October 25-26 at
the Hyatt Regency. Training sessions will take place on October 23-24.

Here's just a sample of some of the speakers who will be presenting this
year at AppSecUSA:

  * *Michael Howard*
  * *Gene Kim*
  * *Douglas Crockford*
  * *David Kennedy*
  * *Chris Nickerson*
  * *Josh Corman*
  * *Jeremiah Grossman*

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. 


      B-Sides Austin- April 12th & 13th, Thursday and Friday at the
      Hideout Theatre!

*What is Security BSides?*

Security B-Sides is a framework of events that expose individuals to an
gathering of Information Security 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

*Who should attend?*
Developers, Programmers, IT Professionals, System administrators Information
Security Professionals and anyone who is interested in knowing what
security is all about and how you can integrate it into your profession.
If you are someone who designs, develops, maintains or supports
applications internally
or cloud based solutions, then BSides is for you. Learn skills to
improve information
security. Register at:



      Wednesday Study Group

Are you a hacker? geek? Wannabe? Come spend lunchtime with us on
Wednesdays at National Instruments as we study the deeper, finer geek
things! We are currently working our way through the book "The Web
Application Hackers Handbook".

*Where*: National Instruments, Building A. 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 me at (512) 944-2210 <tel:%28512%29%20944-2210> for details
or directions.

*When*: Every Wednesday from Noon to 1:00PM.

For More information, Contact Ben Broussard (512) 944-2210  or David
Hughes.  (512) 589-4623

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