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OWASP Moves to MediaWiki Portal - 11:15, 20 May 2006 (EDT)

OWASP is pleased to announce the arrival of OWASP 2.0!

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Our next gathering is on the 14th of Dec 2013 at 6-8pm.

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  Al Fattan Tower - Dubai
  United Arab Emirate
  +971 4 392 9216
  Speaker: Peter Dowley 
  Topic: Security Architecture for Applications, titled "What's the difference between a security bug and a security flaw?"

Speaker bio : Peter has been working in computer security for over 10 years, after another decade in other areas of IT - System & infrastructure architecture, Windows desktop & server design & management, database modelling & design, programming. He has strong expertise in security architecture (especially for banking systems) and how this relates to risk and fraud management. He is a senior security consultant with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Dubai and has been based in the Gulf region for 5 years.

Download the presentation: "What's the difference between a security bug and a security flaw"

This will be our first meeting in a while. It will be an opportunity to get introduced to the other members of the OWASP UAE Chapter and discuss the type of events you'd like to see in the future.

This will be a casual meeting at a Caribou Coffee at DIFC

Gathering agenda will be:

   Meeting on Saturday the 9th of November 2013 at 6pm.
   Intro to OWASP
   Open discussion about Dubai chapter
   Conclude at 8pm

IDC's IT Security Roadshow 2013 - Dubai

   Date and Time : Wednesday, April 3, 2013
   Venue: Mina A' Salam Hotel (Madinat Jumeirah)
   Web Application Security "Think like a hacker"
   Speaker: Amro Alolaqi


Cyber Security Summit 2012- DUBAI

  Date and Time : 2nd & 3rd of October 2012  - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  Venue: Grand Hayat - Dubai 
  Web Application Critical Vulnerabilities (OWASP top ten)
  Speaker: Amro AlOlaqi

ISACA UAE - ISAFE conference 2011 - Dubai

  Date and Time : 18th - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  Venue: The Address Hotel - Dubai Mall
  Web Application Critical Vulnerabilities and Threat Modeling 
  Speaker: Amro AlOlaqi

IT For Government 2011- DUBAI

Location: Dusit Thani Hotel - 133, Sheikh Zayed Road

Date: 4/Oct/2011

Registration 8:00 AM

NAUGURAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY His Excellency Salem Khamis Al Shair Al Suwaidi Emirates e-Government Director General

   OWASP's session: 11:20 PM  
   Speaker: Amro AlOlaqi 
   Subject: The Ten Web Application Critical Risks 

For more information about the event, please visit