OWASP – DC/MD Local Chapter Infosec Meetup Event – Wednesday, 08-20: OWASP, Web Assessments, and Con Reviews

Here is some information regarding this week’s Wednesday OWASP – DC/MD Local Chapter infosec meetup event. Upon arriving please go to the 9th floor and sign in. Someone will escort you to the meeting location (room 8S026). If you are late and can not get in, please call (202) 270-8715.

  • Who: Rex Booth, Grant Thornton LLP & Matt Fisher
  • What:
    • Booth – Introduction to OWASP
    • Fisher – The Big Picture: Web Risks and Assessments Beyond Scanning: This talk will focus on the need to run risk and threat model software and pick appropriate people, tools, and testing techniques to test against the threat model. In today’s resource-constrained market many organizations are simply turning to automation to test their software security without truly understanding the limitations. This talk will discuss some of the broader threat cases, testing techniques for them, and whether current state of the industry technology is effective against them.
    • Group Discussion – Security Conference Review: BlackHat & DefCon
  • When: 8/20, 6:30 PM EDT
  • Where: Deloitte & Touche (1001 G Street NW; Washington, DC 20001)

For more information on the OWASP – DC/MD Local Chapter, see its description in our NoVA Meetups section. See our Calendar for a complete list of infosec events in and around the NoVA area. Here is a link to the page with information on this meetup.

2 comments for “OWASP – DC/MD Local Chapter Infosec Meetup Event – Wednesday, 08-20: OWASP, Web Assessments, and Con Reviews

  1. grecs
    August 20, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Just an update regarding the location I forgot to add in. The meeting will be taking place right near Metro Center. Here are the instructions from an email Rex sent out. “Follow the signs to the 11th and G Street Exit, it’s on the upper level at the end of the platform for the red line. After the turnstiles, instead of exiting up the stairs, go straight through the doors to the 1001 G Street Offices and the Grand Hyatt Hotel. After the second escalator, you will be on the ground floor in an open area with some fountains. Go through the double-doors on the right between the pools. Take the elevators to the 9th floor.”

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