[Owasp-italy] PRESS RELEASE: OWASP European Summit - Portugal

Matteo Meucci matteo.meucci at owasp.org
Wed Oct 15 17:00:35 EDT 2008

PRESS RELEASE: OWASP European Summit - Portugal
Portugal/Algarve - 4th - 7th November 2008

Setting the Web Application Security Agenda for 2009: OWASP Invites
You to Join Our Summit in Portugal


With the theme 'Setting the AppSec agenda for 2009', the OWASP Summit
will be a worldwide gathering of OWASP leaders and key industry
players to present and discuss the latest OWASP tools, documentation
projects, and web application security trends. Join us in Portugal in
just a few short weeks! This venue hosts a diverse selection of
training courses along with technical and business tracks, making it
THE place to learn about web application security and the resources
OWASP has available for use today.

OWASP is a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of supporting
the Web Application Security community around the world, and has
granted $250,000 USD for web application security research. In
addition to over 40 presentations from the OWASP Leaders and grant
recipients, the OWASP Summit will host multiple Working Sessions
designed to improve collaboration, achieve specific objectives and
identify roadmaps for OWASP projects, chapters, and the OWASP
community itself.

To facilitate this event, OWASP is investing $150,000 USD which will
be used to cover air travel and accommodation expenses for OWASP
leaders, active contributors, and select key industry leaders. With
their confirmed presence, the OWASP Summit will provide a relaxed but
professional environment to meet, discuss, influence and contribute to
OWASP projects.

There are still funds available! If you are interested in attending
and you meet the profile of the current OWASP supported attendees (see
list here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pAX6n7m2zaTVLrPtR07riBA)
contact Paulo Coimbra (paulo.coimbra at owasp.org). Please note that you
should do so only if you meet the paid attendance criteria (see
and are unable to get corporate support to attend this event (for
other corporate sponsorship opportunities see

The OWASP Summit will also host a large and diverse selection of
training courses, covering multiple OWASP specific and Web Application
Security Topics.

The remarkable impact of OWASP is made possible only by the
collaboration of many dedicated people and organizations worldwide. In
that spirit of cooperation, OWASP invites all its members (who have
20% discount + 1 VIP Ticket) and interested individuals and companies
to attend this thrilling event. Please join us and help to set the Web
Application Security Agenda for 2009!

Please see below for additional details about the OWASP Summit or
visit the OWASP Summit website:


OWASP projects selected for Summit presentation include new
documentation and innovative tools to help developers, architects, and
security specialists ensure that applications are secure:

Application Security Verification Standard,
Code review guide, V1.1,
Ruby on Rails Security Guide v2,
Securing WebGoat using ModSecurity,
Testing Guide v3,
GTK+ GUI for w3af project,
Access Control Rules Tester,
AntiSamy .NET,
Live CD & DVD Project,
OpenPGP Extensions for HTTP,
Orizon Project,
Python Static Analysis,
And many, many others.

Working Sessions

Expecting the presence of the application security industry key
players, the Working Sessions will cover a wide range of issues such

OWASP Top 10 2009,
Browser Security,
Web Application Framework Security,
Enterprise Security API Project,
Best Practices for OWASP Chapter Leaders,
OWASP Documentation Projects,
OWASP Tools Projects,
OWASP Education Project,
OWASP Strategic Planning for 2009,
OWASP Certification,
OWASP Winter of Code 2009
Two-way Internationalization of OWASP Content
And many more.


These 2-day, 1-day or 1/2-day training courses cover a wide range of
OWASP specific and Web Application Security Topics:

OWASP Top 10 - What Developers Should Know on Web Application Security
Uncovering WebScarab's Secret Treasures
Securing WebGoat with ModSecurity
Secure Programming with Java
Advanced Web Application Security Testing
Building Secure Web 2.0 Applications
Building Secure Web Services
Building Secure Web Applications with OWASP's Enterprise Security API (ESAPI)
Classic ASP Security using OWASP tools
Web Application Assessments
Hacking Owasp Orizon Project v1.0
Ajax Security
Practical Penetration Testing: Think Like an Attacker to Stop Attacks
Linux Software Exploitation
Web server/services hardening using SELinux
OWASP Testing Guide

Main Contact:

Kate Hartmann
OWASP Operations Director
9175 Guilford Road, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046, USA
Phone: +1-301-575-0189
Facsimile: +1-301-604-8033
Email: kate.hartmann at owasp.org

Best regards, OWASP

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