What we're about
OWASP (https://www.owasp.org) is a not-for-profit entity, that ensures the project's long-term success. Similar to many open-source software projects, we are volunteers from around the world, open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. OWASP produces many types of materials in a collaborative, open way (check some of them out here: OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project (ZAP) (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project) and here: OWASP Test Project (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Testing_Project))
Our talks can be on any aspect of application security, some of our past talks have been:
• Implementation of Security in the Software Development Lifecycle
• Creating secure code requires more than just good intentions
• Top Ten Web Defences
• Introduction to Buffer Overflows.
To be a speaker at the next Melbourne Chapter (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Melbourne) event, simply message the local chapter leader on Meetup with details of the talk.
Also, don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @OWASPmelbourne (https://twitter.com/OWASPmelbourne) and join the OWASP Slack team (https://owasp.herokuapp.com/).
Last, but not least, we are all volunteers and typically pay for everything ourselves. If you like what we do and would like to show your support - please consider donating and becoming an OWASP member (https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1044369).