[OWASP-Philadelphia] OWASP Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Aaron Weaver aaron.weaver2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 14:09:53 EDT 2010


Hi all - I'm pleased to announce a chapter meeting coming up on July 20th.
We also are excited to have two additional chapter leaders, Justin Klein
Keane, and Todd Montgomery. We look forward to bringing more meetings in the
future, and encourage you to get involved.

*Upcoming Meeting <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Philadelphia>: Tuesday,
July 20th, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm*

*Please RSVP* @ http://owaspphiladelphia.eventbrite.com/

When: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Fisher-Bennett Room 401, University of Pennsylvania
3340 Walnut Street St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

*Agenda:*

1.) Opening Remarks
2.) Balancing Security & Usability, Justin Klein Keane
3.) TBD: Aspect Security Presentation
4.) Happy hour after the meeting at New Deck
*
User Interface and Security in Web Applications*

Security is often seen as a competing priority to good user experience, but
the two are not diametrically opposed. Good user experience is essential to
good security. Without ease of use, most people simply ignore or bypass
security protections in systems. In order to craft effective security
measures it is essential to take user experience into consideration. With
the meteoric growth of web applications as a medium for service delivery it
is critical to deploy good security measures. Web applications offer an
always on, globally available target for attackers. Users need to be allies
in the drive for application security, but far too often security measures
are presented as onerous, time consuming, bothersome add-on's to web
applications rather than seamlessly integrated, easy to use, user friendly
features. In this talk I propose to explore some of the reasons why good
security in web applications matters and how you can make security effective
by making it easy to use.

*Speaker: Justin Klein Keane*

Bio: Justin C. Klein Keane has over 8 years of experience in information
security starting with his role as Editor in Chief of the Hack in the Box
e-zine. Currently Justin works as in Information Security Specialist with
the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences' Information
Security and Unix Systems group. Justin's past work included several
positions as a web application developer, often utilizing PHP. Justin is a
regular contributer to the Full-Disclosure mailing list and is credited with
dozens of vulnerability discoveries. Justin holds several ethical hacking
and penetration testing certifications and regularly posts computer security
related articles on his website http://www.MadIrish.net.
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