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Registration Now OPEN! | Hotel | Walter E. Washington Convention Center


All Talks and Training are posted!

We are pleased to announce that the OWASP DC chapter will host the OWASP AppSecDC 2010 regional conference in Washington, DC. The AppSecDC conference will be a premier gathering of Information Security leaders. Executives from Fortune 500 firms along with technical thought leaders such as security architects and lead developers will be traveling to hear the cutting-edge ideas presented by Information Security’s top talent. OWASP events attract a worldwide audience interested in “what’s next”. The conference is expected to draw 600-700 technologists from Government, Financial Services, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Technology, and many other verticals.

AppSecDC 2010 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001) on November 8th through 11th 2010.

Who Should Attend AppSec DC 2010:

  • Application Developers
  • Application Testers and Quality Assurance
  • Application Project Management and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Deputies, Associates and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers, Auditors, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance
  • Security Managers and Staff
  • Executives, Managers, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance
  • IT Professionals Interested in Improving IT Security

Press Release June 3rd 2010 -- AppSec DC 2010 Conference Announcement and opening CFP & CFT!

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Register Here

Registration is now OPEN.
You can register via OWASP's CVENT tool here.

Registration Fees

Ticket Type Before 8/15 Regular Price After 10/15
Non-Member $445.00 $495.00 $545.00
Active OWASP Member $395.00 $445.00 $495.00
Student $195.00 $195.00 $245.00
Course Fee
1 Day Training $745
2 Day Training $1495

ATTENTION FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Enter code ASDC10FED for $100 off, limited time only! (must register with your .gov or .mil email address)
For student discount, attendees must present proof of enrollment when picking up your badge.

Who Should Attend AppSec DC 2010

  • Application Developers
  • Application Testers and Quality Assurance
  • Application Project Management and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Deputies, Associates and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers, Auditors, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance
  • Security Managers and Staff
  • Executives, Managers, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance
  • IT Professionals Interesting in Improving IT Security
  • Anyone interested in learning about or promoting Web Application Security

AppSec DC 2010 CVENT Info Page


Volunteers Needed!

Get involved!

We will take all the help we can get to pull off the best Web Application Security Conference of the year!

More opportunities and areas will be added as time goes on. Our Volunteer Guide can be downloaded which outlines some of the responsibilities and available positions.

To volunteer please email [email protected] or you can e-mail the Volunteer Coordinators Josh Feinblum and Jon Rose


Schedule posted here



OWASP strives to provide world class training for a variety of skill levels and interests at its conferences. From the novice to the expert, developers to managers, there is a training course at AppSec DC for you! Classes will begin at 9 AM each day and run until 5 PM (Daily schedule set by the trainer). Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Check each course for the required materials.

Registration Now OPEN!

Price per attendee (conference Registration is a seperate item):

  • 2-Day Class $1495
  • 1-Day Class $745

2 Day Training

Assessing and Exploiting Web Applications with Samurai-WTF | Course Detail

Come take the official Samurai-WTF training course given by one of the founders and lead developers of the project! You will learn how to use the latest Samurai-WTF open source tools and the be shown the latest techniques to perform web application assessments. After a quick overview of pen testing methodology, the instructor will lead you through the penetration and exploitation of two different web applications, including client side attacks on the browsers connecting to those sites. Different sets of open source tools will be used on each web application, allow you to learn first hand the pros and cons of each tool. After you have gained experience with the Samurai-WTF tools, you will be challenged with a third web application. This final challenge will give you time to practice your new skills at your own pace and experiment with your favorite new tools. This experience will help you gain the confidence necessary to perform web application assessments and expose you to the wealth of freely available, open source tools.

Leading an AppSec Initative | Course Detail

In this two-day management session you’ll get an industry perspective of application security, understand the key vulnerabilities to applications, be able to analyze root cause, and provide practical and proven techniques in building out an application security initiative. This course gives executives and managers the education and practical guidance they need to ensure that software projects properly address security. The course is designed to provide a firm understanding of the importance of software security, the critical security activities required within the software development lifecycle, and how to efficiently manage security issues during development and maintenance. This understanding is reinforced through industry awareness, live demonstrations of commonly found application vulnerabilities and workgroup exercises allowing attendees to conduct capability assessments and recommend improvement plans.

Remote Testing for Common Web Application Security Threats | Course Detail

The proliferation of web-based applications has increased the enterprise's exposure to a variety of threats. There are overarching steps that can and should be taken at various steps in the application's lifecycle to prevent or mitigate these threats, such as implementing secure design and coding practices, performing source code audits, and maintaining proper audit trails to detect unauthorized use.

This workshop will enable students to test the security of web-based applications from the perspective of the end user. Security testing is especially useful since it can be done at various phases within the application's lifecycle (e.g. during development), or when source code is not available for review. The most common threats and their potential impact will be covered (based on the industry standard OWASP "Top Ten"). Hands-on labs and demonstrations will be used to teach the tools and techniques needed to remotely detect and validate the presence of these threats.

1 Day Training

WebAppSec.php: Developing Secure Web Applications | Course Detail

Web applications are the new frontier of wide‐spread security breaches. This tutorial will guide through development practices to ensure the security and integrity of web applications, in turn protecting user data and the infrastructure the application runs on. Several attack types and risks will be reviewed (including OWASP’s Top 10), along with how the proper development practices can mitigate their damage. Although examples covered are PHP‐based, much of the content is also applicable to other languages.

The Art of Exploiting SQL Injections | Course Detail

This is a full day hands on training course which will typically target penetration testers, security auditors/administrators and even web developers to learn advanced exploitation techniques. SQL Injection, although now nearly 15 years old, still exists in over 30% of the web applications. This vulnerability could result in (Authentication Bypass, Extraction of arbitrary sensitive data from the database, Access and compromise of the internal network)

To identify the true impact of this vulnerability it is essential that the vulnerability gets exploited to the full extent. While there is a reasonably good awareness when it comes to identify this problem, there are still a lot of grey areas when it comes to exploitation or even identifying complex vulnerabilities like a 2nd order injections. This training will target 3 databases (MS-SQL, Mysql, Oracle) and discuss a variety of exploitation techniques to exploit each scenario.

Java Security Overview | Course Detail

The course on one hand introduces the basic security solutions provided by the Java language and the Java Runtime Environment, tackling issues like the Java Security Architecture and the security services of the Java Standard Edition. On the other hand it provides a comprehensive introduction to Java specific security vulnerabilities. Besides the presentations being continuously updated by the latest advances in the software development industry and the most recent achievements of our security research laboratory, attendees can learn how to use Java security features and can examine and correct typical implementation bugs in example source code snippets through a number of hands-on exercises, prepared in a plug-and-play manner by using a preset VMware virtual machine.

Software Security Remediation: How to Fix Application Vulnerabilities | Course Detail

This class teaches attendees how to fix security vulnerabilities in existing software. It provides a mix of discussion of project concerns for planning and managing remediation efforts with hands-on coding examples fixing specific vulnerabilities. Attendees will learn how to risk-rank vulnerabilities, estimate remediation tasks, perform coding fixes for vulnerabilities and demonstrate the effectiveness of fixes applied. The focus is on the practical: how to use limited resources to make significant improvements to the security of target applications. Code examples use the OWASP ESAPI Java and Microsoft Web Protection Library. Many classes teach developers how to build secure code from the ground up or teach security analysts how to test applications for security vulnerabilities. This class teaches developers and security analysts how to deal with their existing portfolio of insecure applications.

Threat Modeling Express | Course Detail

The benefits of threat modeling at the design stage are well-documented, yet few organizations are able to perform this analysis technique due to time constraints. Based on our experience in real world situations, Security Compass has developed a one day approach to threat modeling based loosely on a Facilitated Risk Assessment Process (FRAP). In this class, students learn how to create a “quick and dirty” application threat model using an organization’s most valuable resource: its people. Students learn about the basics of web application security, as well as learn about and perform a real hands-on Express Threat Model. A deliverable template and list of steps will be provided as takeaways for students.


OWASP Member Door Prizes!

Are you an OWASP Member? At AppSecDC we will be giving away some amazing door prizes to some randomly selected OWASP members in attendance. You HAVE to be an OWASP member to be elligable, but if your not, you can easily add the $50 annual membership to your conference ticket and recieve $50 off admission. That's right, FREE OWASP MEMBERSHIP when combined with AppSec DC Registration! So remember to Register today with your OWASP membership!

This years contests vary in length, challenges, objectives and the skill-set of the participants. The goal of this year's ASDC challenges are to include application security folks of all backgrounds from developers to ninjas and to do so in a fun environment that keeps contestants scratching their heads. Contestants have the option of either participating in a more relaxed environment with shorter contest length or going for the more intense route. Contests consist of:

All our base belong to you

Contestants attempt to defeat multiple application(s) security protections for the glory. These challenges are intended to stretch the breadth and depth of contestants knowledge of AppSec and will call upon a range of skills. Play alone or choose your team wisely :-)

CTF Registration, Prizes and Rules


AppSec DC 2010 CTF will be a competition in which participants compete for prizes in a test of Web 2.0 hacking skills. The contestants will participate in real-world scenarios designed to simulate vulnerabilities discovered in production applications. The competition will focus on application security but participants should arrive ready with an arsenal of skill-sets to complete these challenges. Mobile Security, Web 2.0, Web services, run-time assessments and much, much more will be included.


The contest begins on November 10th at 1pm and ends the next day, November 11th at 1pm.

Competitors are allowed to team up with a maximum of three (3) other contestants for a total maximum team size of four (4) participants. The scoring system and any other system NOT designated as “In-Scope” is considered OFF-LIMITS and any malicious activity towards or on those systems will result in an immediate disqualification for the team from which the participant(s) exists.

Contestants will use their own equipment to compete with but it is HIGHLY recommended that contestants do not bring equipment which hosts personal or sensitive data.

Scoring will take place via a web-based scoreboard portal. Teams will have individual logins that will be required to submit points.


Internet access will be offered at the conference as a means to obtain tools necessary for the competition, but we recommend that you bring the necessary tools to the event. We cannot guarantee access to all sites via the standard convention network, and visiting some sites you would normally get hacking tools from may be blocked from the normal convention Wi-Fi. OWASP AppSec DC will provide an isolated the environment and systems which will host the vulnerable applications.


First Place: Apple iPad

Second Place: $250 Amazon Gift Card

Third Place: Free admission to AppSecDC 2012 (Or other OWASP conference)

Fourth Place: NERF Vulcan Cannon


Registration will be held up to the day of the competition 11/10/2010 at 12:30PM and can be done either by sending an email to [email protected] in the format listed below or in person in room 146A. We urge participants to register prior to the conference as space is limited.

Name: First, Last

Alias: Ex: 1337h4xx0r

Team Name: Ex: E4tU4br34kf4s7

Team Size: Max of 4

List Teammates: By Alias, if none, list N/A


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

AppSec DC 2010 will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington DC.

The convention center is located over the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro, and only a few blocks from our convention hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington (reserve rooms here).



The Grand Hyatt is our hotel sponsor again for this year. Hotel rooms can be booked at a discounted rate prior to October 11th using this link:



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Traveling to the DC Metro Area

The Washington DC Area is serviced by three airports -- Reagan National (DCA), Dulles (IAD), and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). All currently have available transportation to downtown DC via public transportation, shuttles, or cab.

Washington DC is also serviced by Amtrak, VRE, and MARC train lines, which arrive in Union Station, a few metro stops or a short cab ride away from the convention center and the Grand Hyatt.

If you live in the DC Metropolitan area, we suggest taking Metro to the event. The convention center is located over the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop on the Green and Yellow lines of the DC Metro.

Conference Committee


Mail List: [email protected]


Mail List: [email protected]

  • Facilities ([email protected])
    • Jeremy Long - jeremy.long[at]
  • Content ([email protected])
    • Jeremy Long - jeremy.long[at]
    • Shawn Duffy - shawn.duffy[at]
    • Rex Booth - Rex.Booth[at]
  • Press ([email protected])
    • Mike Smith mike.smith[at]
  • Registration/Info Desk ([email protected])
    • Kate Hartmann - Kate.Hartmann[at]
  • Volunteer Coordinators ([email protected])
    • Wade Woolwine - wade.woolwine[at]
  • Competitions/Contests/Events ([email protected])
    • Jon Rose - jrose[at]
    • Ken Johnson - ken.johnson[at]
    • Ben Null - ben.null[at]
  • Marketing/Community Outreach ([email protected])
    • Dave Sachdev - dave.sachdev[at]
    • Lee Anne Hart - lahla[at]
  • Sponsorships ([email protected])
    • Josh Feinblum - josh.feinblum[at]
    • Tom Hallewell - tom.hallewell[at]
    • Grecs - grecs[at]
    • Rex Booth - Rex.Booth[at]
    • Mark Bristow
    • Doug Wilson
    • Wade Woolwine