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OWASP Boulder

Welcome to the Boulder chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Mark Major.


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Special Thanks

The Boulder chapter is grateful for the continued sponsorship of Aerstone. Thank you for providing the venue, refreshments, and other resources necessary to keep the chapter running strong.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 19th at 6pm – Bill Jackson: Secure Coding Mechanics

About the speaker
Bill Jackson has been a software engineer with Raytheon for 15 years. He has worked as the secure coding lead for the GPS program (yeah, that GPS), and has helped define and implement secure coding processes and practices for several other programs. His experience extends to Java EE, Agile software development, concurrency, and user interface design. Bill has MS in computer science from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BS from Colorado State University and holds a CISSP and CompTIA Security+ certification.

When Thursday, September 19th
Agenda 6:00 - 6:30: Food, drink, and networking
6:30 - 7:00: Chapter business and group discussion
7:00 - 8:00: Secure Coding Mechanics: Bill will bring his experience as a software engineer and secure coding lead to discuss common vulnerabilities in both development and architecture including:
  • Integer overflow/underflow
  • Filename/path validation
  • Excessive logging
  • Debug modes/maintenance hooks/configuration by convention
  • Insecure password handling (back-end handling)
  • Insecure start-up and shut-down
Location Aerstone, located at 1711 Pearl St. (3rd floor).
Parking Free parking one block north of Aerstone through the Whittier Neighborhood Zone.
RSVP Available through