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Monthly Meetup: Testing the Security of Your Web Apps with Backtrack 5

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We will meet on Thursday, June 21 at Adecco's offices at 101 Bullitt Lane. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the presentations will begin sharply at 7:00 pm. Along with a great presentation, we'll have food and raffle prizes. Be sure to RSVP so we know how much food is needed.

For June we have Bill Sempf to talk about building Testing the Security of Your Web Apps with Backtrack 5:

The recent break-ins at Sony and Epsilon were partially tracked to web application failures. Not network security problems. Not server misconfiguration. Coding failures. Defects. Does security make it into your unit tests? Do you do security checks as part of your integration testing? Bill will use BackTrack 5 - an industry-standard penetration testing tool - to show some techniques for breaking into your own applications, and making sure no one else does.

Hi, my name is Bill Sempf, and I am an enterprise architect. Though I used to hate the term enterprise architect, it is clearly the only thing out there that defines what it is that I do. My breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance and security. In my 18 years of professional experience I have participated in the creation of well over 200 applications for large and small companies, managed the software infrastructure of two Internet service providers, coded complex software happily in every environment imaginable, and made mainframes talk to cell phones. In short, I make the technology that people are using every play nicely together.