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Open Web Aapplication Security Project - Auickland / Wellington Chapter Meeting - March 19th

user 7892079
Auckland, NZ
Post #: 3
Hi Everyone,

2008 has been a very productive year for OWASP NZ and our OWASP NZ web page just speaks for itself
(­) with a total of ten presentations and five meetings. The OWASP Board is really happy with the good work done.

The number of attendees increased considerably reaching the number of 50 people in the last meeting. Undoubtly, this is a sign of positive feedback from the NZ IT security community. Again, I really thank everyone and especially the speakers, the sponsors, the attendees and all the people who proactively helped myself and Rob Munro to organise the meetings.

Considering the successful results in 2008, I thought that it will be great to have an OWASP Day conference this year! The first OWASP Day in NZ!

OWASP Day is an all-day security conference event dedicated entirely to web application security. At this stage, myself and Rob are planning the venue and the date most probably is the 13th July 2009.
The event will be held in Auckland. At the end of the next week, I should be able to give an update including more details. A CFP (Call for Paper) and CFS (Call For Sponsor) will also be published soon if everything goes well and we will then focus on the promotion of the event.

Before the OWASP Day, we are going to have a chapter meeting on the 19th of March (Thursday). In Auckland, we will be kindly sponsored by Vodafone New Zealand and Again, thanks very much to Andrew Davey for supporting OWASP. will also be sponsoring the event in Wellington.

The meeting will be held at 6.30 pm. An audio-conference will be setup between Auckland and Wellington as the previous time.

Auckland people: please note that PRE-REGISTRATION is mandatory.
Please send an email to robertosl (at) with your first name and last name. **People who fails to pre-register will not be granted access to the Vodafone building**.

Wellington people: location remains the same as the previous one and please reserve your attendance to Blair Strang ( 021 229 7231 ).

Speakers will be Paul Craig and Muhaimin Dzulfakar from

Paul will be speaking about ActiveX Exploitation in 2009. The talk will cover the who, how, what, where, when, wtf? of ActiveX technology and ActiveX Exploitation in 2009.

Muhaimin (Emmy) will talk about his new *beta* SQL injection tool "Mysqloit". Mysqloit exploits SQL injection flaws to get remote shell on systems running Mysql database server. Demo will also be included.

Regarding the next OWASP meeting, food and drinks will be provided as usual.

Meeting co-sponsor: Vodafone New Zealand/
(Auckland) and (Wellington)

Meeting Locations:

Auckland Venue location:
Vodafone New Zealand
Ground Floor
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue

Wellington Venue location:
3rd Floor Lumley House
Hunter Street

For more information about the current NZ OWASP activities please visit the following page:­

Thanks again,

Roberto Suggi Liverani

NOTE TO CISSP people: OWASP Meetings count towards CPE Credits.

Companies who would like to sponsor the event are welcomed to contact us. This is a not for profit event and sponsorship is inexpensive and used directly to cover costs.

For further information please contact
Roberto Suggi Liverani - robertosl (AT) - (021 928 780) Rob Munro - rob(at) - 021 677 785 - (Wellington Contact) Blair Strang (021 229 7231).

Note that:
OWASP NZ Chapter meeting announcements/activities are always published on the OWASP NZ Mailing-list and on the OWASP NZ page (­

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