[Owasp-seattle] 2/25 Meeting update

Michael de Libero mikede at mde-dev.com
Sun Feb 22 05:34:25 UTC 2015

Hello fellow security people!

Once again the details:

Start time: 6PM 
Rough agenda:
6PM - eat and be social
7PM first talk
7:45-8PM second talk
9PM(ish) go home 

Location: Lunchbox Laboratory Bellevue - 989 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
RSVP by going to - http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Open-Web-Application-Security-Project-OWASP-Chapter/events/220516464/ <http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Open-Web-Application-Security-Project-OWASP-Chapter/events/220516464/> or just reply to me

Here is more information about the talks:

Talk #1

Title: Security & Bitcoin 

Talk Summary

Bitcoin is a decentralized virtual currency whose valuation and use has grown stupendously since its inception in January 2009.

There are some intuitive concerns with securing cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. However, Bitcoin is a dramatic and unique invention that that exposes new security paradigms. This talk covers them in depth. 

About the speaker

Ashok Misra has architected ecommerce systems for companies such as  Amazon.com, Real Networks, Rhapsody, Linden Labs ( Second Life) etc. He is the founder of  Alina Consultants, Inc. Alina Consultants Inc, is a boutique consulting firm advising and building solutions for ecommerce merchants on epayment architecture, global payment roadmap and security. He has considerable experience in crypto currencies and in particular in building bitcoin purchase paths. He is widely regarded as a ePayment Security Expert and possesses in-depth knowledge on PCI Compliance. He has a deep knowledge of country specific payment methods and mobile payments. He is the Chairperson for the European Customer Not Present Payments Forum (EU CNPPF). He holds a CISSP & auditing certifications CPISM/A. 

Talk #2

Title: node.js (in)security

About the speaker

Ilja van Sprundel is the Director of Penetration Testing at IOActive. His primary expertise centres on penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Van Sprundel has designed custom security solutions for software development companies, the telecommunications industry, the financial services sector, and non-profit organisations around the world. Furthermore, he played a pivotal role in security review of Windows Vista. Van Sprundel has written numerous white papers and is a well-respected author in the security community. He is also frequently invited to speak at security conferences around the world. Most recently he presented at PacSec, Ruxcon, BlueHat, CanSecWest, 44Con, and EUSecWest. 

Look forward to seeing everyone,

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