[Owasp-austin] OWASP Austin: late June update

Kyle Smith kyle.smith at owasp.org
Tue Jun 23 12:19:13 UTC 2015

Howdy OWASP Austin!

A quick note about the coming events!

LASCON is coming!   Check out the site at the new http://lascon.org for all
the details!  Like ..
- Registration is open with limited early-bird tickets!  (20% discount for
early-bird tickets!)
- 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


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


Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour sponsored by Technology
Navigators, July 9th[edit]
When: Thursday, July 9th, 5-7PM

Where: Sherlocks Street Pub and Grill 9012 Research Blvd

Sponsor: Technology Navigators

We’re Technology Navigators.

Technology Navigators is a technical staffing firm, specialized in
recruiting skilled individuals for project-oriented consulting and contract
positions. We’ve been firmly rooted in the Austin technology community
since 1999, and have been providing companies that develop, build, and use
technology with the people they need to grow their business for over 15

We’re Organically Grown and Operated.

Our mission is to build an extraordinary future for both people and
business. We use a mix of innovative processes and old-fashioned ideas
about people to build lasting relationships with our clients and
candidates. We bring a dynamic, hands-on approach to every opportunity.

We Make Staffing Easy.

We most frequently recruit for positions in software, infrastructure, data
management, ERP, CRM, support, and information security. Examples of the
job titles included in these areas are:

Software Developers
Software Architects
Web Developers
Mobile Developers
Software Project Managers
Software Business Systems Analysts
Software Quality Assurance Testers
Network Engineers
Network Systems Administrators
Data Warehouse Architects
Desktop Engineers
Database Developers
Database Administrators
ETL Developers
Business Intelligence and Reporting
ERP Developers
ERP Administrators
CRM Developers
CRM Administrators
RF Test Engineers
Systems Engineers
Hardware Test Engineers
Information Security Professionals
- See more at: http://technologynavigators.com

RSVP:  https://aus-sec-happy-hour-2015-07.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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