[Owasp-austin] OWASP Austin: February Events!

Kyle Smith kyle.smith at owasp.org
Tue Feb 3 04:10:29 UTC 2015

Howdy Austin OWASPers!

What a great January we had as a chapter!  We started off the month with
one of the largest and best happy hours we have ever had the privilege to
host along with our sponsor Fishnet.  The chapter meeting last week was our
first CryptoParty that couldn't have gone better.  Nothing like meeting new
people and learning new ideas to start off 2015 right!  Come out to our
next events and join the fun!

Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour sponsored by Qualys

When:  Thursday, February 19th, 5pm-7pm
-- Please note the special week of the month.  Happy Hour is delayed a week
due to Valentine's Day!

Where: Sherlocks Baker Street Pub and Grill, 183 & Burnet (we meet in the
large room to the right as you walk in, normally on the far side of the

What: The Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour is a monthly event
coordinated by the Austin OWASP and Capital of Texas ISSA Chapters and
sponsored by various companies. The event is an informal social gathering
of local information security professionals. If you're involved with
InfoSec or even if you have an interest, come on out for drinks, good food
and conversation.

Sponsor:  Qualys

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud
security and compliance solutions with over 6,700 customers in more than
100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and
Fortune 100. The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions
help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of
compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and
automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT
systems and web applications.

RSVP -- *https://aus-sec-happy-hour-2015-02.eventbrite.com

OWASP Monthly Meeting -- next on February 24th!

Title: Static Analysis: Beyond the Basics

Static vulnerability analysis is the practice of testing non-running
software for application vulnerabilities. It is often referred to as SAST,
white box testing, or automated code review. In this session we will cover
some of the hows and whys of static analysis and deep dive some of the
common issues users of SAST technologies often encounter. Topics will
include data flow analysis and taint propagation, scan noise, and partial
code scanning, specifically around OWASP Top 10 issues. The material should
provide value to anyone with an interest in application security, not just
static analysis practitioners.

Speaker: Andy Earle

Andy Earle is a Security Solutions Architect for HP Enterprise Security
Products (ESP). Andy has spent 5 years designing and delivering application
security programs, technology, and services for US Federal and commercial
customers, specifically around HP's Fortify appsec products. Andy was
previously the product manager for a high assurance multi-level secure
operating system at BAE Systems, and Presales Engineer for various web
development and mobile security firms. Andy has spoken extensively on
application security topics, most recently at OWASP's SnowFROC 2013, the
RMISC conference, SANS AppSec 2013, and HP Protect. Early experience
includes software engineering, mobile application development, and
life-guarding at his neighborhood pool. Andy is a CISSP and CSSLP, and has
a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Food: It will be a surprise! Please RSVP so we'll be sure to have enough
for all!

Only those who RSVP will be eligible for any drawings/giveaways that may
take place!

Location: National Instruments, 11500 N. MOPAC Building C

Or if you can not attend we should be broadcasting the meeting GoToMeeting


RSVP -- http://owasp-austin-2015-february.eventbrite.com/

OWASP Study Group

The OWASP Study Group is into their next book  -- 'The Browser Hacker's
Handbook' which is available at

The group started again on January 8th, but it is never too late to come
and learn.  Follow the Ning site for all information --

Even more local activities can be found at the ISSA Capital of Texas
Chapters' Calendar <http://www.austinissa.org/calendar/>
As always, chapter information can be found at: https://austin.owasp.org
and study group information at:
If you missed any of the monthly presentations, you can find them online in
our Vimeo channel: *https://vimeo.com/channels/owaspaustin

If there are any questions about the chapter, its activities, or general
ideas please email me off list.

Till next time!
kyle.smith at owasp.org
OWASP Austin, chapter leader
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