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OWASP Germany

Welcome to the Germany chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Thomas Schreiber and Georg Heß. Chapter Board members are: Holger Heimann and Boris Hemkemeier.


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Next OWASP German Chapter Meeting

Date: Freitag, 10. Juli 2009 - ab 13:00 Uhr
Location: Hochschule MANNHEIM - Details folgen noch rechtzeitig
'Agenda: tbc

OWASP Germany 2009 Conference 13.10.09 in Nürnberg

Die OWASP Germany 2009 Conference wird am 13.10.09 mit einer Vorabendveranstalung am 12.10.09 in Nürnberg stattfinden.

(The OWASP Germany 2009 conference will be held on October 12, 2009 in Nürnberg)

Past Events

Wir sind auf der SYSTEMS 08 in München

Besuchen Sie uns vom 21.10. - 24.10.08 in der

IT-SecurityArea - Halle B3, Stand 228

OWASP Germany 2008 Conference 25.11.08 in Frankfurt

Die OWASP Germany 2008 Conference wird am 25.11.08 mit einer Vorabendveranstalung am 24.11.08 in Frankfurt stattfinden.

(The OWASP Germany 2008 conference will be held on November 25, 2008 in Frankfurt.)

OWASP German Chapter Meeting - February 20th in Darmstadt

Date: February 20th, 2007, 11:00-16:15
Location: Darmstadt, CAST (
Fraunhoferstr. 5 (vormals Rundeturmstr. 6) - EG Room 072 - Anfahrt

The next chapter meeting will be hosted at CAST in Darmstadt.
This time the focus is on technical presentations and discussion.

Agenda Technical presentation slots will consist of 20-30 minute presentation and 15 minute discussion.

  • 1. (11:00 - 11:15) Welcome, Introduction and Administrativia
  • 2. (11:15 - 11:30) Vorstellung von CAST (Dr. Heinemann)
  • 3. (11:30 - 11:45) Short OWASP organisation introduction and update (Tobias Gondrom)
  • 4. (11:45 - 12:30) First technical presentation "Best Practices beim Einsatz einer Web Application Firewall 1.0" (Slides: PDF) (Alexander Meisel)
  • 5. (12:30 - 13:15) Break
  • 6. (13:15 - 14:00) Second technical presentation "Defending against Web Application DoS Attacks" (Maximilian Dermann)
  • 7. (14:00 - 14:45) 20-Minutes Talks (15 Min Presentation + 5-10 Min Discuss)
    • "Input validation in ASP.NET -- tips, tricks & pitfalls" (Boris Hemkemeier)
    • "Managing of extremely large Web Application Firewall Installations" (Slides: PDF) (Alexander Meisel)
  • 8. (14:45 - 15:00) Coffee Break
  • 9. (15:00 - 15:45) Fourth technical presentation "Secure Coding and Development Guidelines (part of CLASP)" (Tobias)
  • 10. (15:45 - 16:00) Wrap-up and outlook

Chapter Meeting on September 7th 2007 in Frankfurt/Main

After two years of absence the German Chapter has been restarted. The chapter meeting was on September 7th 2007, 15:00 - 18:00.

This first chapter meeting had as its main goal the re-initiation of the German chapter and to start work on projects. Talks and presentations are secondary and will receive more focus at subsequent meetings.

Read meeting notes/minutes here


If you want to participate in the work of the German OWASP chapter or offer to submit work to it and cannot attend the meeting, please contact Tobias or send an email to our chapter mailing list (now working!).

Press Relations

Press Relations of the OWASP German Chapter are currently directed exclusively towards the local press. We therefore do not provide english translations. .

Local News

  • 23 Feb 2007: German Federal Office for Information Security aka Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) has released the Apache Tomcat Sicherheitsuntersuchung (engl: 'Apache Tomcat Security Assessment').
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