[Owasp-austin] OWASP Austin: May announcements

Kyle Smith kyle.smith at owasp.org
Mon May 4 17:33:17 UTC 2015

Howdy OWASP Austin!

Its May!  Come out and enjoy the OWASP Austin events!


Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour sponsored by iSEC Partners
When: Thursday, May 14th, 5-7PM
Where: Sherlocks Street Pub and Grill 9012 Research Blvd

Sponsor: iSEC Partners

iSEC Partners is an expert full-service information security firm.

Our security assessments leverage our extensive knowledge of current
security vulnerabilities, penetration techniques and software development
best practices to enable customers to secure their applications against
ever-present threats on the Internet. Primary emphasis is placed upon
helping software developers build safe, reliable code.

iSEC Partners also provide extensive research in many information security
areas such as; application attack & defense, web services, operating system
security, privacy, storage network security and malicious application

iSEC Partners has been part of information assurance company, NCC Group
plc, since October 2010.

RSVP: https://aus-sec-happy-hour-2015-05.eventbrite.com/


OWASP Austin May Chapter Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 26th @ 11:45 - 1PM
Location: National Instruments, 11500 N. Mopac. Building C

Title: Case Study: Key Takeaways from Indeed’s Crowdsourced Security
Testing Program

State of the art security programs are turning to bug bounties to leverage
a vast array of skill-sets and knowledge. Learn why these programs work,
potential pitfalls, when to deploy them and when not to deploy them.The
speaker will discuss real world examples from Indeeds Bug Bounty program
and focus on cases where business logic flaws and high priority
vulnerabilities were found ... even with existing security testing
processes in place.
Attendees will learn:

Testing methods deployed by our crowd
Examples of the bugs found
Workflow and the crowd- Tips and Tricks
Trends on which vulnerability types are found most often and why
What is the ROI on the pay for performance model
Where does the SDLC merge into crowdsourced testing

Speaker: Charles Valentine, VP of Technology Services at Indeed.com

Charles leads global infrastructure operations and engineering, security,
and IT strategy for the #1 job site worldwide. The Indeed.com
infrastructure serves over 180 million monthly job seekers, from multiple
data centers located around the globe, maintaining better than 99.999%
availability and sub-second response times. Indeed is available in more
than 50 countries and 28 languages, covering 94% of global GDP

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: https://owasp-austin-2015-may.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
and join our Linked Group:  https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=1250897

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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