OWASP, the Open Web Application Security Project, is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted.
All the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all these areas. We can be found at www.owasp.org
Local chapters provide a totally free meeting place for anyone interested in application security. So, come along to the Manchester chapter meetings if you would like to hear about, or share information with the community on how to ethically hack your own systems, how to defend your applications and how to build security into your applications.
Chapter meetings also provide a great opportunity to meet like-minded people with similar interests.
Although chapter meetings are provided free of charge, OWASP membership is encouraged. Besides supporting the organisation overall and your local chapter, membership funds will provide the holder with benefits in other areas such as free/discounted entry to conferences, etc.
Improve your secure coding skills and compete against the other OWASP chapters by joining the UK Wide OWASP Secure Coding Tournament! The OWASP team will be kicking off with an opening ceremony on the OWASP London YouTube channel at 6pm on Tuesday 27th October so make sure to tune in then. At the end of the tournament, there will be a closing ceremony at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd November.
The tournament allows you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code, and fix a vulnerability. All challenges are based on the OWASP Top 10, and players can choose to compete in a range of software languages including Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Go, Ruby on Rails, Python Django & Flask, Scala Play, Node.JS, React, and both iOS and Android development languages.
Throughout the tournament, players earn points and watch as they climb to the top of the leaderboard. Individual winners (top three) will win awesome Secure Code Warrior hoodies, and 4th-10th place will all win a t-shirt!