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OWASP Canberra

Welcome to the Canberra chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Andrew Muller and Nigel Phair


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Local News

We are teaming up with SANS from 5pm to 9pm on the 11th of February 2013 to deliver two great speakers in a new venue, the National Library Conference Room. Obviously this meeting WON'T be in our regular venue, so please note the event details in our calendar below.

Regular OWASP meetings

The meetings of the Canberra OWASP Chapter will be held every three months on the first Wednesday of the month, but if we can keep the speakers rolling every month, then we'll make it once a month. The meeting venue and format will stay much the same with the venue kindly provided by the Centre for Internet Safety (CIS) and the pizza and beer sponsored by IBM.

Date: See table below

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Place: CIS Offices, 170 Haydon drive, Bruce, ACT [1]


1) News, rumour and innuendo in AppSec by chapter leader (slide deck)

2) Guest speaker

3) Networking and drinks

Date Guest Speaker Topic
6th June 2012 Tim Scully, Independent Cyber Security Advocate & Intelligence Risk Consultant and Foundation Board Member of CREST Australia The Cyber Threat, Trophy Information & the Fortress Mentality
4th July 2012 Justin Smith, Chief Architect of Agile Digital A Case Study in Web Security for Large Scale Consumer Portals
19th July 2012 Jacob West, Chief Technology Officer of HP Fortify

Chapter introSoftware Security goes Mobile

2nd October 2012 Luke Smith, CREST UK Introduction to CREST and its benefits
14th November 2012 Chris Brookes, Director Technical Assessments, Defence Signals Directorate Cyber Security Operations Centre - Common findings and recommendations 2 years on
11th February 2013 Joint presentation with SANS NOTE: the venue will be the National Library Chapter intro
MakeHackVoid 3D printer, quadcopter UAV demos and MOAR!
Scott McLeod, Chief Technology Officer of Australian Federal Police Building successful teams using engineers and technologists
Nick Klein, Independent Computer Forensic Consultant How to do a computer forensic investigation … and not get burned
3rd April 2013 Nathaniel Wieriks & George Stewart, security consultants Chapter Intro A Modern Approach to Countering Evolving Cyber Threats
6th May 2013 Jim Manico, OWASP global board member and VP of Security Architecture at WhiteHatSec TBA
10th July 2013 SANS Community Presentation NOTE: the venue will be the Hotel Realm]
Justin Searle, SANS Instructor, OWASP contributor and all round good guy Pentesting the Smart Grid
18th September 2013 Len Kleinman, Director, Vulnerability Management and Research, Australian Tax Office (ATO) Building World-Class Vulnerabilty Management and Incident Response Teams
MakeHackVoid Hardware Hackery, 3D printer, quadcopter UAV demos and MOAR!
6th December 2013 Matt Jones, Volvent shooting clay pidgins - a look at the libpurple IM library
28th March 2014 Paul Theriault, Mozilla Firefox OS security model and workshop Mozilla bug bounties
30th July 2014 Simon Bennetts, Mozilla Introduction to Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) [2]Slidedeck (with answers)
29th August 2014 Simon Bennetts, Mozilla Introduction to Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) [3]
26th September 2014 Simon Bennetts, Mozilla Advanced Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) [4]
31st October 2014 Simon Bennetts, Mozilla Advanced Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) [5]
28th November 2014 Mozilla Mozilla Bug Hunt Mozilla bug bounties

For anyone wishing to deliver or suggest a relevant presentation at a future chapter meeting, please review the speaker agreement and contact the chapter leader ([email protected]).

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings, whether you're an OWASP member or not!