[Owasp-austin] OWASP Austin: June newsletter

Kyle Smith kyle.smith at owasp.org
Tue Jun 2 18:14:48 UTC 2015

Howdy OWASP Austin!

Its June! Time to enjoy some of the summer OWASP Austin events!

LASCON is coming!   Check out the site at the new http://lascon.org for all
the details!  Like ..
- Registration is open with early-bird pricing!
- Call for Training is open till 7/31.
- Call of Papers/Presentations is also open till 7/31.
Submit soon and register early for one of the best security conferences in


Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour sponsored by Vectra Networks
When: Thursday, June 11th, 5pm-7pm
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. We try to meet every second Thursday of the
month from January to September (but occasionally we make schedule
adjustments when needed). 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

Vectra Networks

Vectra Networks™ is the leader in real-time detection of in-progress cyber
attacks. The company’s advanced threat-detection solution continuously
monitors internal network traffic to pinpoint cyber attacks as they happen.
It then automatically correlates threats against hosts that are under
attack and provides unique context about what attackers are doing so
organizations can quickly prevent or mitigate loss. Vectra prioritizes
attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to
make rapid decisions on where to focus time and resources. In 2015, Gartner
named Vectra a Cool Vendor in Security Intelligence for addressing the
challenges of post-breach threat detection. Visit us at

RSVP: https://aus-sec-happy-hour-2015-06.eventbrite.com/


OWASP Austin June Chapter Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 30th @ 11:45 - 1PM
Location: National Instruments, 11500 N. Mopac. Building C

Title: Authz is the new Authn: Trust Elevation with UMA and OpenID Connect

Increased trust in an online identity = increased mitigation of the risk of
fraud. As an enterprise interacts with a person via the Internet, it may be
prudent, for certain transactions, to have more evidence of that person’s
identity. Web Access Management systems include some proprietary features
to force “stepped-up authentication.” But luckily, new OAuth2 profiles like
UMA and OpenID Connect offer a standards based approach to achieve
inter-domain trust elevation. This session will include a high level
overview of the Enterprise UMA use case and some of the useful OpenID
Connect features that can be leveraged to create centralized authentication

Speaker: Mike Schwartz

Mike has been an entrepreneur and identity specialist for over 18 years. He
is the technical and business visionary behind Gluu, whose open source OX
projects enable domains to centralize authentication and authorization
using open standards like SAML and OAuth2. Mike is a domain expert in
application security, directory services, and strong authentication. He has
been a guest speaker at RSA Europe, Gartner Catalyst, EIC and other
identity conferences.

Food: (Sponsored by LASCON) 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/give-aways 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: https://owasp-austin-2015-june.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 at  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
and join our Linked Group:  https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=1250897
Follow on twitter at @LASCONATX

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

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