OWASP Monthly Meeting - May 28, 2014


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Speaker: Robert Zigweid

Topic: Cloud Security Through Threat Modeling

One of the most effective tools developers can implement in their security development lifecycle programs is threat modeling. Robert will discuss how effective threat modeling techniques enable developers to uncover security vulnerabilities before code is even written. Together they will reveal how threat modeling also applies to cloud environments. Whether building a hybrid model, purely commodity cloud, or Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment, threat modeling helps identify the attack surface area and likely threat vectors. Finally, they will explain to attendees that threat modeling allows developers and operations personnel to address vulnerabilities as enterprises migrate to the cloud. 

Robert Zigweid

As an IOActive Director of Services, Robert Zigweid is responsible to both perform and ensure quality on engagements, working with clients to discover and solve network and application problems that threaten their business goals and assets. Mr. Zigweid is an accomplished developer and application tester, with advanced skills in the creation and analysis of systems architecture and threat modeling. 


In addition to his direct efforts on penetration tests, security reviews, and network and application audits, Mr. Zigweid frequently contributes to the advancement of more stable, secure systems through his research and development. His research and the resultant presentations at top industry conferences furthers the formal understanding of application and network security for audiences at varying levels of technical fluency.

Mr. Zigweid also helped develop IOActive's secure coding and Software Development Lifecycle training courses, sharing his deep understanding of industry best practices and guidelines to help our clients develop applications capable of resisting both internal and external threats.


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  • Brad B.

    very great presentation

    May 29

  • Terence D.

    Great meeting with Robert Zigweid at the present. He talked about Threat Modeling in system development. His advice and insight seemed to be very practical. Robert let us interrupt at any time with questions. He handled all the questions well and then got right back on course with the presentation. There were a few Power Point glitches; however, we could talk us through the ideas even if Power Point was uncooperative. I liked the way he keep the whole presentation at a conversational level. He made it very easy for us to participate with questions. I learned a great deal and it was easy to follow his key points. All and all a great presentation.

    May 28

  • Chris C.

    Extremely informative and useful

    May 28

  • Richard G.

    Today the board released the OWASP Foundation worldwide annual report http://wiki.owasp.org/images/8/...­

    May 6

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