[Owasp-sanantonio] OWASP San Antonio meeting tomorrow - Topic is OpenSAMM

Dan Cornell dan at denimgroup.com
Tue May 18 06:47:57 EDT 2010


This is just a reminder that the next OWASP San Antonio meeting is tomorrow Wednesday May 19th at 11:30 at the San Antonio Technology Center.  The topic is OpenSAMM and I will be presenting.  See below for more details and we hope to see folks there.




San Antonio OWASP Chapter: Wed May 19th, 2010
Topic: The Open Software Assurance Maturity Model
Presenter: Dan Cornell, Principal, Denim Group
Date: Wednesday May 19th, 2010 11:30am - 1:00pm
San Antonio Technology Center (Web Room)
3463 Magic Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

The Open Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) (http://www.opensamm.org/) is a flexible and prescriptive framework for building security into a software development organization. Covering more than typical SDLC-based models for security, SAMM enables organizations to self-assess their security assurance program and then use recommended roadmaps to improve in a way that's aligned to the specific risks facing the organization. Beyond that, SAMM enables creation of scorecards for an organization's effectiveness at secure software development throughout the typical governance, development, and deployment business functions. Scorecards also enable management within an organization to demonstrate quantitative improvements through iterations of building a security assurance program. 

This workshop will introduce the SAMM framework and walk through useful activities such as assessing an assurance program, mapping an existing organization to a recommended roadmap, and iteratively building an assurance program. Time allowing, additional case studies will also be discussed. OpenSAMM is an open a free project and has recently been donated to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation. For more information on OpenSAMM, visit http://www.opensamm.org/.

Presenter Bio:
Dan Cornell has over ten years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As a Principal of Denim Group, he leads the organization's technology team overseeing methodology development and project execution for Denim Group's customers. He also heads the Denim Group application security research team, investigating the application of secure coding and development techniques to the improvement of web based software development methodologies. He is also the primary author of sprajax, Denim Group's open source tool for assessing the security of AJAX-enabled web applications

Sodas and snacks will be provided.  Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.

Please RSVP: E-mail owasprsvp at denimgroup.com  or call (210) 572-4400.

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