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OWASP is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization focused on improving the security of all software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license.

The OWASP Los Angeles chapter was formed by Cassio Goldschmidt. Tin Zaw and Richard Greenberg soon followed as presidents of the organization. Under their leadership, OWASP LA was awarded Chapter of the Year. Additionally, Richard Greenberg was elected to the OWASP Global Board of Directors and served 2019-2020. OWASP LA was one of the founding chapters of the world-reknon AppSec California conferences.

We hold virtual (for now) Meetups on the 4th Wednesday every month, featuring great speakers on important security topics. Once we can again meet in person, we would love to have you join us for food and drink and to socialize and understand what security is really about.

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Upcoming events (3)

Planet Cyber Sec

The Westin Long Beach

OWASP LA has arranged for our members to attend Planet Cyber Sec in Long Beach on Dec 6, 2022 at half price. The focus will be on Zero Trust, with rock star Keynote speaker Winn Schwartau signing his book, "Analogue Network Security", which will be available for free to conference attendees. Other notable speakers are Diana Kelly, Dan Cornell, Jimmy Sanders, Jerry Hoff, and Bryan Hurd. The full speaker line-up is here:
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Stick around for Happy Hour! Mingle with your peers, have drinks, enjoy delicious Hors D'euvres until traffic subsides, so you can have an easy ride home.

OWASP LA, OWASP SB, ISSA-LA, CSA, & Women's Society of Cyberjutsu Holiday Party

Culver City Elks Lodge #1917

OWASP LA, ISSA-LA, CSA, and Women's Society of Cyberjutsu Holiday Party
Dec 14, 2022 in Culver City

Keynote: Dr. Bilyana Lilly
Director, Security Intelligence & Geostrategy at Krebs Stamos Group LLC
Topic: What do Russia’s cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns against Ukraine tell us about Russian cyber and disinformation operations against the U.S.?

*** NOTE: This is a paid event - Registration is Required ***

OWASP LA, ISSA-LA, CSA SOCal, and Women's Society of Cyberjutsu will celebrate the culmination of an event-filled 2022 together and in-person. The gathering brings together hundreds of managers and practitioners in the private sector, public sector, and academia to discuss challenges and innovative strategies in risk management, security, privacy, and trust in our rapidly changing society.

Abstract: As U.S.-Russian relations have deteriorated since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has repeatedly threatened to retaliate against Washington for its support for Kyiv. Russia, however, is unlikely to fight the U.S. with planes, tanks, or missiles. Instead, Moscow will aim to strike the U.S. at the heart of its democratic values with trolls and hackers, targeting critical vulnerabilities in IT networks and attempting to manipulate the minds of U.S. citizens as part of its distinct approach to information warfare. This talk will draw lessons from Russia’s cyber and disinformation tactics against Ukrainian targets and will outline the types of potential cyber and disinformation operations that the U.S. can anticipate against U.S.-based organizations.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Bilyana Lilly is a leader on cybersecurity and information warfare with over fifteen years of managerial, technical and research experience. Dr. Lilly helps boards and senior executives to make strategic decisions while accounting for evolving cyber and geopolitical risk. She is a mentor, best-selling author, and speaker at DefCon, CyCon, the Executive Women’s Forum and Warsaw Security Forum. She has a PhD and three master’s degrees, including a degree from Oxford University (distinction). She has been denounced by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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2023 Global AppSec Dublin

Network event

The Convention Centre Dublin

2023 Global AppSec Dublin. Designed for private and public sector infosec professionals, the two-day OWASP conference equips developers, defenders, and advocates to build a more secure web. We offer educational 1-day and 2-day training courses on February 13-14. Join us for leading application security technologies, speakers, prospects, and the community, in a unique event that will build on everything you already know to expect from an OWASP Global Conference.

Past events (140)

OWASP LA Monthly In-Person Meeting - NOV 30, 2022

Lawrence Harvey Recruitment Los Angeles

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