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OWASP Europe Tour - Dublin 2013

Tuesday 25th June (Training. Info about the training session)
Wednesday 26th June (Conference)

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Training (Wednesday 25th June)

When Where
Tuesday 25th June Venue Location: TCube

Venue Address: 32 - 34 Castle Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Venue Map: Google Maps


HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard. HTML5, and its integration with JavaScript, introduces new security risks that we need to carefully consider when writing web front-end code. Modern web-based software, including mobile web front-end applications, makes heavy use of innovative JavaScript and HTML5 browser support to deliver advanced user experiences. Front-end developers focus their efforts on creating this experience and are generally not aware of the security implications of the technologies they use.

The Defensive Programming – JavaScript/HTML5 course helps web front-end developers understand the risks involved with manipulating the HTML Document Object Model (DOM) and using the advanced features of JavaScript and HTML 5 such as cross-domain requests and local storage. The course reinforces some important security aspects of modern browser architecture and presents the student with defensive programming techniques that can be immediately applied to prevent common vulnerabilities from being introduced. Additionally, the course provides a detailed description of typical JavaScript sources and sinks and explains how they can be used to detect problems in code.

For more information about the training please see Further training information

Price and registration
Price: 350€ Non members / 300€ OWASP members.

Duration: 8 hours (09:00h - 18:00h)

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CONFERENCE (Wednesday 26th June)

When Where
Wednesday 26th June Venue Location: TCube

Venue Address: 32 - 34 Castle Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Venue Map: Google Maps

Price and registration
This event is FREE
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Conference Details - Times are subject to change
Time Title Speaker Description
(30 mins)
(15 mins)
(15 mins)
Interactive Workshop - Ultimate Fighting Championship: Bugs vs Flaws Paco Hope Abstract

We see a lot of defects in software and they fall broadly into two categories: bugs or flaws. How well we understand the defects and our correct categorisation influences how successful we will be fixing them. If we mistake a flaw for a bug and offer a point solution, we'll be back in the same situation as before, only with more broken code. If we mistake a bug for a flaw, we condemn ourselves to reengineering hunks of our system when a localised patch would do. Spend time with Paco Hope analysing defects from real systems. Create rules that distinguish bugs from flaws and cast your vote. Argue about what to do with them. Climb into the ring with that defect and pin it to the mat!

Learning Objectives

  • Identify a small set of rules that will help distinguish flaws from bugs
  • Classify defects clearly into one class or the other
  • Articulate why something belongs in one class or another
  • Articulate the difference between flaws and bugs


All security and software developers should be prepared for this. Prior experience in mixed martial arts is not necessary. :)

(15 mins)
Coffee Break
(60 mins)
Using the browser as a platform for security tools Mark Goodwin
(60 mins)
(60 mins)
Lesson learned from the trenches of targeted attack Robert McArdle Targeted attacks are now a major worry for organisations. In this talk we will describe real life case studies of some of the largest and more sophisticated targeted attacks, including how we infiltrated and mapped criminal networks, and live demos of some such mapping in action.

In this talk we will discuss some of the major ongoing and previous targeted attack campaigns that have been uncovered by Trend Micro in the last year or so, such as Luckycat, Tinba and others. We will discuss in-depth the modus operandi of the criminals in these so called APT attacks, show how we mapped and infiltrated their infrastructure, and demo some of the tools and techniques that we use when carrying out these type of investigations. All of this presentation will focus on real technical details from real cases studies, and this presentation will also include live demos.

KEY QUESTIONS 1) What is the reality (not the hype) of a modern targeted attack
2) You will understand the Modus Operandi of a two main types of Cybercriminals
3) You will understand how investigators and security companies investigate these high profile attacks

(15 mins)
Coffee Break
(60 mins)
The Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) Paco Hope How do you know what security activities belong in your software lifecycle? How do you measure what you're doing? Begun in 2009, the BSIMM, is an observation-based scientific model directly describing the collective software security activities of more than sixty software security initiatives. Used as a measuring tool, BSIMM helps an organisation understand and plan their software security initiative. It covers the full framework of software development from requirements, architecture, code and test, to release management, governance, and training. This talk will introduce the measurements, explain what is measured, how it is measured, and how the measurement can be used to create or improve a software security initiative.

Paco Hope is a Principal Consultant at Cigital, helping Fortune 500 companies secure their software for over 10 years in a variety of industries like online gaming, financial services, retail, and embedded systems. He is the author of two books on security, the most recent being the Web Security Testing Cookbook and a frequent conference speaker. As and a member of (ISC)²'s Application Security Advisory Board, he helps create and advise on the direction of the CSSLP certification. His passion is empowering everyone in the software lifecycle—developers, testers, analysts—to make meaningful contributions to the securing of software.

(60 mins)
Needles in haystacks, why we are not solving the appsec problem & html hacking the Eoin Keary We continue to rely on a “pentest” to secure our applications. Why do we think it is acceptable to perform a time-limited test of an application to help ensure security when a determined attacker may spend 10-100 times longer attempting to find a suitable vulnerability?

Our testing methodologies are non-consistent and rely on the individual and the tools they use. Currently we treat vulnerabilities like XSS and SQLI as different issues but the root causes it the same. – it’s all code injection theory!!

Why do we do this and make security bugs over complex?
Why are we still happy with “Testing security out” rather than the more superior “building security in”?

We shall also look at mark up attacks which break CSP controls.

(15 mins)