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We are pleased to announce that the UK Cambridge chapter invites you to join OWASP AppSec Europe 2104 global conference, June 23rd-26th.

This conference is an opportunity to hear about the latest research on a myriad of topics related to web security, as well as establish connections between developers, security experts, and business leaders who are all stakeholders in ensuring applications are as secure as possible.

What will be going on in AppSec Europe 2104

  • Cutting-edge topics presented by renowned security professionals from industry and academia.
  • Training and talks on a variety of security topics including: web security, mobile security, cloud security, vulnerability analysis, defence and much more
  • Premier gathering place for executives from Fortune Global 500 companies and technology thought leaders
  • Group sessions, panel discussions, workshops and learning opportunities for developers, business owners and security experts
  • Learn and network for four days, while taking in the historical ambiance of one of the oldest University cities in the world

Facts in a nutshell:

  • Trainings: June 23-24, 2013
  • Conference: June 25-26, 2013
  • Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Registration: Coming soon!
  • Call for presentations, papers and training ARE NOW OPEN
  • Entries @ Open Source Showcase (opening soon)

If you have any questions, please email the conference committee[email protected]

OWASP AppSec Europe 2014 Conference Team

The following are the members of the Organising Committee:

  • Jason Alexander (OWASP Leeds Chapter)
  • Simon Bennetts (OWASP Manchester Chapter)
  • Justin Clarke (OWASP London Chapter)
  • Tobias Gondrom (OWASP London Chapter)
  • Martin Law (OWASP Leeds Chapter)
  • Steven van der Baan (OWASP Cambridge Chapter)
  • Adrian Winckles, Chair (OWASP Cambridge Chapter)
  • Mike Woodhead (OWASP Leeds Chapter)

In addition, the following permanent staff from the OWASP Foundation are also helping make the conference a success:

  • Sarah Baso (Executive Director)
  • Laura Grau (Global Conference Manager)
  • Samantha Groves (Project Manager)
  • Kate Hartmann (Operations Director)
  • Kelly Santalucia (Membership and Business Liaison)
  • Alison Shrader (Accounting)
  • Matt Tesauro (IT)


We invite all practitioners of application security and those who work or interact with all facets of application security to submit speaker and trainer proposals.

For more information, read the appropriate document:

All submissions should be sent via EasyChair. Please select the appropriate track once you have registered.

Important Dates:

  • CFP/CFT Open: Feb 1st
  • CFP/CFT Closes: March 21st
  • Acceptance Notification: April 25th
  • Conference Schedule Publication: May 16th

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Bonner is a Partner in the Information Protection team at KPMG where he leads a team focused on Financial Services. Before KPMG he was Group Head of Information Risk Management at Barclays. He was inducted into the InfoSec "Hall of Fame" in 2010 and was number 1 on the SC/ISC2 'Most Influential 2010' list. He is in training for a charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Shelter."

Jacob West is chief technology officer for Enterprise Security Products (ESP) at HP. In his role, West influences the security roadmap for the ESP portfolio and leads HP Security Research (HPSR), which drives innovation with research publications, threat briefings, and actionable security intelligence delivered through HP security products.

Prior to this role, West served as chief technology officer for Fortify products and leader of Software Security Research within HP ESP. West has spent more than a decade developing, delivering, and monetizing innovative security solutions, beginning with static analysis research at the University of California, Berkeley and as an early security researcher at Fortify prior to its acquisition by HP.

A world-recognized expert on software security, West co-authored the book, “Secure Programming with Static Analysis” with colleague and Fortify founder, Brian Chess, in 2007. Today, the book remains the only comprehensive guide to how developers can use static analysis to avoid the most prevalent and dangerous vulnerabilities in code.

West is co-author of the Building Security in Maturity Model and a frequent speaker at customer and industry events, including RSA Conference, Black Hat, Defcon and OWASP. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, West holds dual-degrees in Computer Science and French and resides in San Francisco, California.

OWASP Board Member

Tobias Gondrom is a global board member of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) and CEO at Thames Stanley, a boutique Global CISO and Information Security & Risk Management Advisory based in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Germany.

He has over 15 years of experience leading global teams in information security, software development, application security, cryptography, electronic signatures and global standardization organizations working for independent software vendors and large global corporations in the financial, technology and government sector. And he holds the most senior business degree from London Business School, the Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy.

Over the years, he has trained and advised dozens of CISOs and senior information security leaders around the world on the management and organisation of security teams and programs. Since 2003 he is the chair of working groups of the IETF (, a member of the IETF security directorate, since 2010 chair of the web security WG at the IETF and since 2014 member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). He has been in a number of project and chapter leadership roles for OWASP since 2007. Currently, he is serving as global board member of OWASP, leading the OWASP CISO Report and Survey project and a contributor to the OWASP CISO Guide. Tobias Gondrom is also serving as a member of the NIS Platform of the European Commission, advising the European Union on Cyber Security and Risk Management. He serves on the board of the CSA Hong Kong and Macau chapter and is an ISC2 CSSLP and CISSP Instructor. Tobias has authored the Internet security standards RFC 4998, RFC 6283 and RFC 7034, co-authored the OWASP CISO Guide and the book „Secure Electronic Archiving“ and is a frequent presenter at conferences and author of articles on security (e.g. AppSec, IETF, etc.)

E-mail: [email protected]

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Anglia Ruskin University is a British university, one of the largest in the East of England, United Kingdom, with a total student population of around 31,500. Its campuses are located in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, England, UK. It is is one of the largest universities in the East of England, and one of the largest providers of face-to-face part-time training in the country. It has its Royal Charter, being fully accredited by the British Accreditation Council.

Anglia Ruskin University is ranked as the 949th best higher educational intitution by globally, and the 2486th best university in the world according to The primary purpose of this ranking is to promote Internet publication, including formal and informal communication, by supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and other academic material thus increasing the visibility of universities.

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Cambridge campus (in Green on the map: East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT) is in heart of the city and has recently reached a milestone in its history with the opening of the new £35-million redevelopment. The regenerated campus opened in September 2011 and provides a wealth of new facilities which will benefit our Anglia Ruskin community. We offer all the advice and support you'll need for your studies, career aspirations and personal issues. Halls of residence for first year students are on-site, as well as facilities for leisure activities and societies.

We've secured the use of the Bradmore Street entrance (just off East Road and round the corner from the main entrance) which is the main entrance for the Lord Ashcroft International Business School where the main conference activities are taking place.

Travelling to Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Campus
This information is for guidance purposes and may be subject to change.
Please note that trains do not run overnight, so if you are arriving in the evening please check train times in advance:
If you would like to book a taxi from an airport it will be cheaper if you book in advance using one of these firms:
A1 Cabco +44 1223 313131
Panther Taxis +44 1223 715715

Arriving at London Stansted Airport

  • Taxi: A pre booked taxi from London Stansted Airport to Cambridge will cost approximately £45-£55 each way.
  • Coach: National Express operates a coach service from Stansted Airport to Cambridge (£8). Coaches leave regularly from the bays at the front of the terminal building. You will need to check the screens for the correct bay. The journey should take approximately 50 minutes. The coach station in Cambridge is a very short walk to the campus.
  • Train: Follow the signs to the main line station and buy a single ticket to Cambridge (£12). Trains go direct to Cambridge from Stansted Airport. The journey should take between 33-51 minutes. The train station in Cambridge is a 15-20 minute walk to the campus.

Arriving at London Heathrow Airport

  • Taxi: A pre booked taxi from London Heathrow to Cambridge will cost approximately £95-£115 each way.
  • Coach: National Express operates a coach service from Heathrow Airport to Cambridge (£20 single) every hour from the Central Bus Station (Terminals 1,2 & 3). Coaches leave around every half an hour from Terminal 4 & 5 and then travel on to the Central Bus Station. You can buy a ticket from the driver (credit cards not accepted). The journey should take approximately 2 hours 45 mins. You can pre-book this by visiting
  • Underground and Train: Follow signs for the Heathrow Express and buy a ticket to Cambridge. From Heathrow, you take the Heathrow Express into central London to Paddington Station. Follow signs and take the underground to King’s Cross (Circleline). Follow signs to the main line station, where you catch a train to Cambridge. The journey should take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes in total. Costs are approximately £44. Alternatively you could choose to take the Underground (Piccadilly Line – Eastbound) all the way from Heathrow to Kings Cross station. The journey should take around 2 hours in total. Depending on the time of day you will be travelling it will cost around £27.

Arriving at London Gatwick Airport

  • Taxi: A pre booked taxi from London Gatwick to Cambridge will cost approximately £120-130 each way.
  • Coach: Follow the signs to the coach station. National Express operates a coach service from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge (£15 - £40 single) via Heathrow airport. The journey should take approximately 4 hours.
  • Underground and Train: Follow the signs for the main line station and buy a single ticket to Cambridge. Take the main line train direct to St Pancras. Follow the signs to Kings Cross mainline station (a short walk) and take a mainline train to Cambridge. The journey should take approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Depending on the time of day it will cost around £30.80.

Arriving at London Luton Airport

  • Taxi: A pre booked taxi from London Luton to Cambridge will cost approximately £55-£70 each way.
  • Coach: National Express operates a coach service from London Luton Airport direct to Cambridge (£15.90). Coaches leave every 2 hours. The journey should take approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.
  • Train: Take the shuttle bus service connecting the airport with Luton Airport Parkway station. Buy a single ticket to Cambridge (£38) and then take the First Capital Connect train to London St Pancras. Follow the signs to the main line station at Kings Cross (a short walk) and from there, take a train to Cambridge. The journey should take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes in total.

Arriving at London City Airport

  • Taxi: A pre booked taxi from London City to Cambridge will cost approximately £80-£95 each way.
  • Underground and Train: Follow the signs for the DLR (Docklands Light Railway). Buy a single ticket to Cambridge (£25.20). Take the train to Bank Underground station and take the Northern Line (Northbound, Platform 4) to King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station Kings Cross. Follow the signs to the mainline station and from there, take a train to Cambridge. The entire journey should take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Arriving at Cambridge International Airport

  • Taxi: A pre booked taxi from Cambridge Airport to Cambridge will cost approximately £10-15 each way.
  • Shuttle Bus: The airport Lynx Shuttle Bus service operates 20 minutes after every arrival. It costs £5.50 each way. For more information visit
  • Coach/Bus: Cambridge city centre is only three miles from the airport and a Park & Ride bus provides direct travel into Cambridge. The bus stop is located just a few minute’s walk from the terminal on Newmarket Road. Additionally there is a frequent Stagecoach bus (number 10) that operates from the same location.

Arriving at London St Pancras
If you come into the country by rail - via the Euro tunnel through France - then you will arrive at London St Pancras station. Follow the signs for the Underground and buy a ticket to Chelmsford. Take the Metropolitan line eastbound to Liverpool Street. Follow the signs to the main line station, buy a ticket to Chelmsford and then take a train to Chelmsford. The entire journey should take approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

On arrival in Cambridge
Coaches from the airports arrive at Parkside directly opposite the Police Station. The University is very close, only about 0.25km on foot from Parkside, simply turn left at the traffic lights into East Rd and the campus is a short way along on the right. It should take you less 2-3minutes to walk to the campus even with a suitcase. Cambridge main line railway station is about 1.5km from the campus, to the south of the city centre. It will take around 20 minutes to walk to the campus from the railway station. You are advised to get a taxi from the station to the campus.

Anglia Ruskin University
East Road/Broad Street Entrance
United Kingdom

Useful maps:

  • Anglia Ruskin University local area, Cambridge and campus maps can be accessed from this page:

Useful Websites:


Hotel options

We have confirmed rooms at the below accommodation options for the benefit of Conference delegates.
You are encouraged to secure your accommodation via the registration form to ensure that you receive the negotiated competitive rates.

Rate of 60 GBP per night (20% taxes included). Subject to availability.

Travelodge Cambridge Newmarket Road Hotel 180-190 Newmarket Road Cambridge, UK

Cambridge Newmarket Road Hotel is the ideal base for those looking to explore the quaint, historic university town.

The hotel has good transport links, just a short taxi ride from Cambridge Railway Station and Cambridge Airport. If you’re looking for accommodation close to Cambridge University, the hotel is just a ten minute drive away. This is a new hotel with our fresh new look and features Travelodge’s new room design complete with Dreamer Bed so you can be sure of a great night’s sleep.

Travelodge Cambridge Central Hotel Cambridge Leisure Park Clifton Way Cambridge. UK

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Located just 1.1 miles from the city center and 2.9 miles from Cambridge Airport, the Cambridge Central Hotel is the ideal place to stay in this historic city. If you’re looking for hotels near Cambridge University, it is only 1.7 miles away.

The area boasts a number of celebrated museums and art galleries, as well as a wide range of intricate architecture and majestic college buildings all of which are within walking distance.

We are looking for sponsors for the Global AppSec Europe 2014

This is a truly unique opportunity to increase your brand recognition as a company dedicated to the highest standards of professional technology & security not only in Europe but also internationally throughout the world while supporting the continued activities conducted by OWASP both in the UK and abroad.

  • Sponsorship benefits for organizations specializing in IT & Security:
    • Opportunity to use the latest technological trends for professional training / development
    • Strengthen your company strategy by learning the latest trends in web software security
    • Improve your business development strategy with leading information from the security industry
    • Get networking and headhunting opportunities with world-class specialists and professionals
    • Get the chance to interact with high-need discerning users to improve product development
    • Increase your image as a professional company through this unique branding opportunity
  • Sponsorship benefits for organizations utilizing the internet in their business:
    • Opportunity to increase the international brand awareness and conduct business networking
    • Strengthen your company strategy by learning the latest trends in web software security
    • Improve your service development by understanding the latest trends in security issues & risks
    • Contribute to information society as a company by developing safe and secure services
    • Get the chance to interact with high-need discerning users to improve product development
    • Opportunity to brand your company as one that focuses on the highest standards in technology

If you are interested in sponsoring Global AppSec Europe 2014, please contact Kelly Santalucia: [email protected]

To find out more about the different sponsorship opportunities please check: Sponsorship Oportunities