What we're about

This group is this Chicago Chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). OWASP is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks.

Upcoming events (1)

OWASP Chicago Meetup - 6-26-2019


OWASP Chicago and the AWS Chicago user group are teaming up to bring you an interactive security demo "Game of Code" Follow along as presenters simulate security scenarios in cloud. Game of Code: Chicago When you play the Game of Code, you win or you lose — maybe not your head, but money, clients, and, potentially, your business. Never fear! Armor is full of knights, sworn to protect client data, working hand-in-hand with the Kings of the Realm, like AWS, to ensure your infrastructure is secure from start to finish. We add human wisdom and ingenuity to real-time intelligence and insights provided by our unique tool set and Armor’s cybersecurity platform. We go beyond blowing our horns to alert you of White Walkers and, instead, take to the front lines with dragon glass, methodically identifying and remediating the threats as they enter our kingdom. Join Armor’s battle-hardened knights for an interactive security demonstration that takes you behind enemy lines – showing you exactly how a hacker can infiltrate your system and ways you can protect your business from attacks. It will be a night you won’t forget. Agenda: 5:30p.m: doors open - pizza and drinks 6:00pm: Welcome from your OWASP + AWS organizers 6:15p.m: Introduction from Armor 6:30p.m: Presentation & Q/A session 7:30pm Wrap up & additional networking *A Game of Thrones Cutting Board will be raffled off to one lucky winner at each stop! About this event: This event is open to all experience levels. Prerequisites: Bring your laptop to participate. Note: This is not a public event. You must be on the list to attend. Featured Speaker Kevin Dickinson, Head of Incident Response and Forensics Kevin Dickinson is the Head of Armor’s Incident Response and Forensics division and brings 10 years of experience in computer forensics and security to the organization. His team works closely together with Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) and Indications and Warnings (I&W) teams to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving threat landscape and provide resolution on a wide-range of security issues. Kevin demonstrates a strong understanding of attacker techniques and methodologies, providing a uniquely qualified perspective in identifying and investigating potential security incidents and minimizing threat actors. Kevin is a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). Rafal Los, Vice President of Security Raf serves as the Vice President of Security at Armor. He’s previously served at Armor as the VP of Solution Strategy responsible for leading the various technical functions associated with designing, developing and delivering next-generation cloud security-as-a-service solutions to our clients. Rafal is also the Founder & Producer of the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast. He previously worked as the Managing Director, Solution & Program Insight at Optiv Inc.; Principal, Strategy Security Services at HP Enterprise Security Services; and Senior Security Strategist at HP Software.

Past events (21)

OWASP Chicago Meetup - 5-14-2019


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