[Owasp-austin] May OWASP Chapter Meeting

David Hughes david.hughes at owasp.org
Thu May 24 18:52:30 UTC 2012

      May OWASP Chapter Meeting

*When:* May 29th, from 11:30a-1:00pm

*Topic:*: "Closing the window of opportunity"(Jim Manico and Siri De
Licori of WhiteHat Security)

*Abstract*:"Closing the window of opportunity" and will be discussing
the state of web application security based on recent statistics drawn
from WhiteHat's database of thousands of sites under service and the
characteristics of a program that can help organizations develop a
strong web security posture and reduce or eliminate the opportunities
attackers have to compromise their applications.

This will be a product agnostic presentation, of course, though we will
be using WhiteHat data (along with Jim's long experience) to present the
problems we see and how we can go about solving them.


*Jim Manico*

Jim Manico is the VP of Security Architecture for WhiteHat Security. Jim
is part of the WhiteHat Static Analysis Software Testing (SAST) team,
leading the data-driven, Web service portion of the SAST service. He
also provides secure coding and developer awareness training for
WhiteHat using his 7+ years of experience delivering developer-training
courses for SANS, Aspect Security and others.
Jim brings 15 years of database-driven Web software development and
analysis experience to WhiteHat. He has helped deliver Web-centric
software systems for Sun Microsystem, Fox Media (MySpace), several
Fortune 500's, and major NGO financial institutions. He holds expertise
in a variety of areas, includingWeb-based J2EE development, thick-client
and applet-based Java applications, hybrid Java, C++ and Flash
applications, Web-based PHP applications, rich-media Web applications
using advanced Ajax techniques, Python REST Webservice development, and
Database technology using Oracle, MySQL and Postgres.
A host of the OWASP Podcast Series, Jim is the committee chair of the
OWASP Connections Committee and is a significant contributor to various
OWASP projects.
Jim works on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii where he lives with
his wife Tracey.

*Siri De Licori

Siri De Licori is a Product Manager for WhiteHat Security.  He led the
development of a pre production Dynamic Analysis Software Testing (DAST)
service line, and is working to bring out product enhancements which
take greater advantage of WhiteHat's historical scanning and
vulnerability data and integrates DAST and SAST results.  He has also
worked with Jeremiah to produce statistics for a number of his quarterly
reports and whitepapers.

Siri comes from a background of 10 years of development.  He worked with
a small software company working on an early rapid application
development tool that produced code from UML diagrams, a small nonprofit
on a tool to permit English and Chinese speakers to study the bible in
its original tongues without learning those ancient languages, and a
couple Fortune 500 companies helping them process, utilize, and analyze
their financial data.  Before being recruited into product management he
specialized in building database systems and data analytics.

Siri works at WhiteHat's home office in Santa Clara and lives in San

*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.

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

*RSVP:* http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3418570035

*There will be a drawing for a book, but only for those who RSVP! *

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