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===Special Thanks===
The continued sponsorship of Aerstone, Applied Trust, and Coalfire keep the chapter running strong. Thank you.
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== '''Next Meeting''' ==
=Upcoming Events=
=== First Meeting of 2009 - Thursday, '''January 22nd''', 2008 at [ Corporate Express's] US Headquarters ===  
=Past Events=
at [,+Broomfield,+CO+80021,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title 1 Environmental Way, Broomfield, CO 80021].
=== AppSec Capture the Flag ===
=Chapter Projects=
The Boulder OWASP chapter is pleased to present the [ CTF from the New York Appsec 2008 conference].  The CTF is a series of 30 or so "challenges" which demonstrate commonly found software vulnerabilities.
The purpose of the CTF is twofold.  Advanced users can test their AppSec acumen by tackling the challenges on their own.  Beginning users can learn AppSec fundamentals as they are guided through the challenges by the friendly chapter leaders and advanced users.
=Chapter Support=
Whilst seemingly technical in nature, the CTF will also be of interest to managers, developers and executives, as it provides a simple way to demonstrate and communicate the serious impact of many AppSec vulnerabilities.
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=== Agenda ===
* 6pm: Pizza & pop @ [,+Broomfield+colorado&sll=39.935803,-105.13092&sspn=0.077395,0.144711&ie=UTF8&ll=39.926934,-105.126565&spn=0.009676,0.018089&z=16&iwloc=A Corporate Express] courtesy of [ DirSec]
* 6:30pm: Introduction and Chapter business
* 6:45pm --> 8pm: CTF
=== Logistics ===
== Upcoming Events ==
In order to participate in the CTF "hands on" you will need to bring a wifi equipped laptop.  Many of the challenges in the CTF can be solved without any special tools.  However, for those challenges that require tools, we recommend the [ OWASP LiveCD].  Go ahead and download it and familiarize yourself with it ahead of time, if you're so inclined.  We will have LiveCD copies on hand at the meeting also.
=== Prizes ===
'''Thursday Evenings: ''' We typically (but not always) hold our chapter meetings on the third Thursday of the month.  We meet in Lafayette, CO, just outside of Boulder.  Newcomers are always welcome!  Meeting details can be found on our [] site.  Please RSVP on that site as seating can fill up quickly.
We are working with DirSec to coordinate prizes for both the first place advanced user as well as the "most improved" novice user.
=== Regrets ===
If you can't make the CTF session on Wednesday, no worries!  Denver OWASP will be hosting the CTF session the previous night, on Wednesday 21 January 2009 at Raytheon Polar in Centennial, CO.  See the [ Denver OWASP page] for more info!
Following the meeting we will have informal discussions over beverages at the [,-105.13092&spn=0.077395,0.144711&z=13&iwloc=A Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant].
== Local News ==
==== Lab Design Wiki ====
Info and Wish List for the [ lab] - feel free to edit...
=== Colorado OWASP Chapter Leaders Asked to Speak at ISACA Meeting ===
David Campbell moderated a panel discussion; Andy was on the panel.  Here's what it was about:
[ Challenges and Successes in Providing Business Benefits: The View from IT Audit, IT Security, and IT Compliance]
We will have a panel to discuss the problems, challenges, and successes when working to integrate business needs between the Audit, Security, and Compliance IT functional groups. These groups sometimes seem to work at cross-purposes, and to some business units, these IT groups are at odds with day-to-day business objectives. The panelists will present anecdotes and events to demonstrate challenges and successes in current and previous positions. We will also have an extended Q&A and will be soliciting your input. If you have questions or areas you would like covered, please email the Education VP ahead of time at education AT isaca-denver D0T org
Jim Dillon, IT Audit view
Doug Staubach, IT Compliance view
Andy Lewis, IT Security view
David Campbell, Moderator
===Jeremy Martinez Joins bOWASP Leadership===
Jeremy has been at every bOWASP meeting since its inception in Sept 2007 and has volunteered to take on some of the responsibilities for keeping the chapter going.  Welcome Jeremy!
===PCI DSS 6.6 and 11.3 Clarification Issued===
Speaking of web app security...
[ Clarification] WRT PCI requirement 6.6 - WAFs and Code Reviews for PCI compliance.
[ Clarification] WRT PCI requirement 11.3 - pen-testing.
4/14/2008 - Interesting [ File Download Injection research] from Jeff Williams of Aspect Security.
4/1/2008 Yes!  There's an April meeting!  List-server FUBAR; switching to manual
We've been having trouble with our list server.  The last thing through was an inadvertent cancellation, so you should have all gotten an individual message to say that there IS a meeting in April!
2/28/2008 - Dariush Rusta has volunteered to be the Project Manager for the Front Range OWASP Conference on June 10th ( THANKS Dariush).  More info info to follow later...
'''How do I learn more about input validation?'''
[ Google for Input Validation]
'''Some PHP Security Resources'''
There seem to be dang few PHP security resources.  Please edit this wiki if you've got some good ones.  In the mean time, here's some stuff that looks pretty good:
[ PHP meets the Top Ten] (c2006)
[ Fortify's "RAT"] is a free tool for static code analysis...
'''SPI Dynamics to Speak at Feb's Chapter Meeting'''
Derek Zunker, my local HP rep, has volunteered to sponsor February's meeting, including providing a speaker from SPI Dynamics on February 21st.
'''New OWASP Tools Available - Jan 2008'''
Four new OWASP tools are available. [ OWASP Enterprise Security API] helps organizations get organized about application security, [ OWASP CSRFTester] tests for CSRF flaws, OWASP [ CSRFGuard] stops CSRF attacks, and the fantastic new [ Anti-Samy] component allows safe posting of rich content.
== '''What's a Typical Agenda for the Chapter?''' ==
6-6:30 - pizza and beverages provided by a sponsor
6:30-6:40 - intro to OWASP and Chapter Business
6:40-7:35'ish - presentation, demonstration, or workshop
7:35'ish - Q & A
after Q & A - adjourn to less formal environment
== '''What should I expect to see at a bOWASP meeting?''' ==
Each speaker will be encouraged to cover:
- demonstration of the threat ( "look!  I got EVERYONE'S credit card #!")
- overview/sample of vulnerable code, preferably in PHP, Java, or .Net env.
- some details regarding how to correct the code
- some thoughts as to how to test for the problem and/or "immunize" against it during a typical SDLC
- additional tools and references
== Notes From Previous Meetings ==
=== [[October 2008: Alex Smolen: the ASP .NET ESAPI]] ===
=== '''''FROCo8 Slides - FRONT RANGE OWASP CONFERENCE 2008''''' ===
Here are the links to the available presentations from FROCo8:
Jeremiah Grossman  Business Logic Flaws - 7 Deadly Sins [[Media:FROCo8_JeremiahGrossman_BizLogicFlaws.pdf]]
Akshay Aggarwal  Application Security Kung-Fu Competitive Advantage from Threat Modeling [[Media:ApplicationSecurityKungFuByAkshayAggarwal-FrontRangeOWASP-10Jun08.pdf]]
[ '''Robert Hansen  Web Browser (In)Security''']
Mike Zusman    SSL VPN Security
[ Blog post containing slides]
More [ info] about the event
[ ''' Planning page'''],
=== '''''2008 Meeting Notes''''' ===
[ All 2008 meeting notes]
[ Black Box vs White Box Testing] by John Dickson of Denim Group, Ltd. (Sept 2008)
[ Static Analysis Techniques for Testing Application Security] by Dan Cornell of The Denim Group (Aug 2008)
[ Grendel-Scan] presentation and ISO (David Byrne and Eric Duprey, July 2008).
[ XSS] by David Campbell and Eric Duprey (May 2008)
[ Ryan C. Barnett's Dynamic Vulnerability Identification - Continuous Web Application Assessment] (April 2008)
[ Michael Sutton's "SQL Injection Revisited" (Feb 2008)]
[ Aman Garg - Web App Protection, Tips for QA and Testing (January 2008)]
=== '''''2007 Meeting Notes''''' ===
[ '''''All 2007 Meeting Notes''''']
[ Patrick White, Aspect-Oriented Programming (Nov 2007)]
[ Jeremiah Grossman, Top 10 Web Attack Techniques, their potential impact, and strategies to protect your company]
== Chapter Leader Links ==
=== 2009 Colorado Planning Page ===
Colorado 2009 [ PLANNING PAGE]
===Board Members===
Andy Lewis (Founder)
Kathy Thaxton (Events Director)
Jeremy Martinez (Board Member)
=== Pizza Delivery At Corporate Express ===
1. Papa John's  5160 W 120TH AVE  Broomfield, CO 80020-3305
Phone: (303)469-6262
Delivery Hours: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Distance: 4.07 miles
[ menu] as of 4/17/2008
2. Richie's Neighborhood Pizzeria (720) 887-3434 DON'T KNOW IF THEY DELIVER but they're in FlatIrons mall.
OWASP [ Threat Risk Modeling] guidelines
[ Well-written, well-referenced SQL injection article]
[ Cool MS Ace Team Blog] (this is a previous version of the 'How OWASP Works' page which contains some ideas about the future)
And finally, if you
haven't seen this amazing page created by Sebastien a while back with
descirptions and links to past OWASP presentations, you must check it out
Of particular interest:
Click here [ to post events] on the OWASP Community calendar
=== Recruiting Tips - if you need to hire a WebAppSec or AppSec specialist ===
1. [ Join this chapter's mailing list] and publish to the chapter.
2. Publish to [ Security Focus's jobs list].
3. [mailto:[email protected] Publish] to the [ Yahoo CISSP-jobs list].
4. Publish to local job boards such as  [ RMIUG-Jobs]
5. Show up at a meeting, schmooze, and let it be known during the pizza or chapter business portion that YOU ARE HIRING.
6. Include the term OWASP in your ad to make it easily searchable by likely candidates.  Consider verbage like:
* Ability to write code to reduce OWASP Top 10 bugs
* Ability to test code for OWASP Top 10 bugs
* Ability to manage Development Teams to adhere to OWASP guidelines
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Latest revision as of 06:15, 1 February 2018

Special Thanks

The continued sponsorship of Aerstone, Applied Trust, and Coalfire keep the chapter running strong. Thank you.

Aerstone Applied Trust Coalfire

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Capture the Flag

SnowFROC CTF (2013) WaspNest CTF


SnowFROC 2013

AppSec USA 2014

SnowFROC 2016

Code Brew


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We are always looking for new members, speakers, and sponsors.




Upcoming Events

Thursday Evenings: We typically (but not always) hold our chapter meetings on the third Thursday of the month. We meet in Lafayette, CO, just outside of Boulder. Newcomers are always welcome! Meeting details can be found on our site. Please RSVP on that site as seating can fill up quickly.