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OWASP Live CD: An open environment for Web Application Security.

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The presentation

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The OWASP Live CD is a project that collects some of the best open source security projects in a single environment. Web developers, testers and security professionals can boot from this Live CD and have access to a full security testing suite. The Live CD also contains documentation and an interactive learning environment to enhance users web application security knowledge. This presentation will cover the current state of the OWASP Live CD specifically the migration to an Ubuntu Linux base, the addition of static analysis tools and development of an additional educational environment. Time permitting, a live demonstration of the OWASP Live CD will be conducted. The OWASP Live CD is a project of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and is free for commercial or non-commercial use. More information is available at:

The speakers

Matt Tesauro has worked in web application development and security since 2000. He has worn many different hats, from developer to DBA to System Administrator to Penetration Tester. Matt also taught graduate and undergraduate classes on web application development and XML at Texas A&M University. Currently, he's focused on web application security and developing a Secure SDLC for the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Outside work, he is the project lead for the OWASP Live CD, a member of the OWASP Global Projects Committee, part of the local OWASP chapters leadership and the membership directory of ISSA of Austin, Texas. Matt Tesauro has a B.S. in Economics and a M.S in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University. He is also has the CISSP, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer), and Linux+ certifications.

Brad Causey is an active member of the security and forensics community world-wide. Brad tends to focus his time on Web Application security as it applies to global and enterprise arenas. He is currently employed at a major international financial institution as a security analyst. Brad is the VP of the OWASP Alabama chapter, a member of the OWASP Global Projects committee and a large contributor to the OWASP Live CD. He is also the President of the International Information Systems Forensics Association chapter in Alabama. Brad is an avid author and writer with hundreds of publications and several books. Brad currently holds certifications in the following arenas: MCSA, MCDBA, MCSE, MCT, MCP, GBLC, GGSC-100, C|EH, CIFI, CCNA,IT Project Management+, Security+, A+, Network+, CISSP, CGSP.