[Owasp-rochester-announce] December & January Meetings

Duane Peifer duane.peifer at uberguard.com
Tue Nov 30 12:45:57 EST 2010

The December meeting is being rescheduled to January. An announcement for
the January Meeting will be sent a week before the meeting.

*When:* January 17th

*Location:* TBD

*State of OWASP and the State of Web Application Security*
A quick update on OWASP, and what is happening? And of course plans for the
2011 OWASP Global Summit. We’ll do a quick overview of OWASP AppSec DC 2010
conference, and then talk about the State of Application Security which will
include information from the conference. I’ll do an overview of current
state and trends as well as tools and techniques that are in use, and
discuss their cost effectiveness. I’d like to spend some time with some
interactive discussion on some meaty questions like:

Where are we and where should we be headed? Are we making progress? In what
areas are we as an application security industry doing better, and where is
improvement needed. How has the risks changed? Are we getting ahead of or
keeping up with the threats? Are there major changes needed or helpful to
“fix” the application security profession?

Ralph Durkee, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GSNA, GCIA, GPEN is the principal security
consultant and president of Durkee Consulting, Inc since 1996. Ralph is the
president of the Rochester ISSA Chapter and is the founder and vice
president for the OWASP Rochester chapter. He performs a variety of security
audits and software security assessments and software development
consultations for clients in the Rochester, NY area. His expertise in
penetration testing, incident handling, secure software development and
secure Internet and web applications is based on over 30 years of both
hands-on and technical training experience. He has developed and taught a
wide variety of professional security seminars including custom web
application security training, and SANS SEC401 & SEC504 - Hacker Techniques
and Incident Handling. and CISSP bootcamp courses since 2004. Ralph
regularly leads development of a wide variety of security standards such as
application security, database encryption and security consulting for
compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
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