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OWASP Monthly Meeting - February 19, 2014: NOTE New Date for this meeting

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Topic: Building a shield of security - Vulnerability Management by the numbers and dumb robots

This presentation discusses how builders, breakers and defenders should look at vulnerability management when attempting to keep hackers at bay?? We shall discuss the most common vulnerabilities which are not detected by security tools nor automation but nevertheless are common and can be used to commit real fraud resulting in financial loss. We will look at some real world examples from the trenches, discuss business logic and authorisation testing, how we approach these and why automation does not work to detect such critical issues. We will see that Web Application Firewalls are ineffective against such attacks and why the only practical solution is to apply a layered approach across the SDLC and by focusing on the application as a logical state machine.

Speaker: Rahim Jina - BCC Risk Advisory

Rahim has been an active member of OWASP since 2008 and has contributed to many projects such as the OWASP Security Code Review Guide and is an ex-board member of the Irish Chapter. Previously Rahim was a senior security consultant at a ?big 4? professional services firm and more recently, the head of security for Fonality Inc, a VoIP service provider based in Los Angeles. Rahim is currently a director for BCC Risk Advisory (, based in Dublin, Ireland. He is also responsible for the security architecture of the vulnerability management solution.

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  • Doug

    w00t. Great sp3ak3r(z)!

    February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I seek in late/is the meetup still going?

    February 19, 2014

  • Matti S

    Remember SCALE 12x is this Fri, Sat, Sun. Feb 21, 22, 23 2014. We will have a table at the expo on Sat and Sun to promote OWASP and security.
    The full conference pass ( $70 ) includes most of the Friday events ( SCALE 12x will have a great Keynote on Friday evening )
    We've setup a 50% off code ($35 ) for members ( code = OWASP )
    We've got a couple of our members presenting on security topics at SCALE this year!!

    Please help promote OWASP at SCALE. I would love to see a security related BOFs on Fri or Sat nights after the sessions.

    Hope to see everyone soon.

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Matti S

      On Friday night we will have Lawrence Lessig provide the keynote, if you have issues with some of the Cyber security related laws I think you will really enjoy his presentation.

      February 19, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    Do we have to be members of OWASP to attend this event?

    February 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope not :)

      February 19, 2014

    • Aaron

      no you do not have to be members to attend. Everyone is welcome

      February 19, 2014

  • malcolm

    Maybe -

    February 16, 2014

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