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Date: Monday 8th September 2014

Location: PwC (@PwC_North)

Sponsors: Pentest

Registration: Eventbrite (mandatory)

This event is kindly hosted by PwC, with sponsorship for drinks and pizza from Pentest.

Doors will be open from 18:00, with talks kicking off at 18:30. Please be prompt, as access to the building may be limited after 18:30, and you may miss out on tasty drinks and pizza!

18:30 Introduction

18:45 Talk: Manipulation 101 (Social engineering)

This talk will teach you about social engineering from basic concepts to real life examples, it will discuss why it's so powerful, relevance to penetration testing, common targets in a corporate environment and how, if at all possible it can be prevented - providing a brief, yet fully scoped introduction to the art of human manipulation.

Speaker: Craig Fox

Craig started researching IT Security and programming within his early teen years and later pursued a career within these fields doing multiple courses and various relevant jobs. He setup his own software company in 2009 Dreamwalker Software and had his security tools featured on many infosec websites and Pentest magazine and has also created the OWASP URL Checker.

Several months back he joined Pentest ltd as a penetration tester which has enabled him to learn a lot and respectively put his training and experience to practice in live testing which is incredibly challenging yet fun.

19:30 Talk: When XML Attacks (XML External Entities)

Speaker: Richard Moore

Richard is CTO of Westpoint Ltd, a security testing company based in Manchester. He has been working in the security industry for many years providing services to a wide range of clients including multi-nationals and banks.

20:15 Discussion about future meetings

20:30 Decamp for informal discussion and networking at a nearby pub

OWASP is a non-commercial volunteer led organization. If you find the networking, talks or content useful, please consider whether you can help out in providing facilities, locations, talks or a donation to the cause. Thanks. If you would like to talk at future meetings, or know someone who may be interested, then please get in touch via the mailing list or one of the chapter leaders. If you have any requests or ideas for topics we would also love to hear from you.