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OWASP Helsinki

Welcome to the Helsinki chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Antti Laulajainen


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Local News

Welcome to the OWASP Helsinki Chapter

The plan is to meet at least three to four times a year, each lasting 1,5-3 hours (more active "hands" means more meetings). This chapter is based in the capital area and therefore the meetings will be in or around Helsinki.

If you wish to present at one of the meetings or have any other inquiries, please contact the chapter leader.

OWASP Goes! CERT-FI, Thursday, June 12th 2008

Location: Viestintävirasto, Itämerenkatu 3 A, 00180 Helsinki

Time: 16.00 - 20.00


16.00 Welcome and recent activities. Antti Laulajainen

16.10 Introduction of CERT-FI. Juhani Eronen, Information Security Adviser, CERT-FI

16.30 Vulnerability coordination. Juhani Eronen

  • CERT-FI as a vulnerability coordinator
  • Coordination examples

18.00 Possibility to continue the evening at the One Pint Pub

  • If someone fancies a (self-financed) beer

Viestintävirasto asks those who wish to participate to the meeting to register in advance. For registrations please contact CERT-FI Unit Secretary Virpi Hienonen (virpi.hienonen(at) The deadline is June 6, 2008.

OWASP Helsinki Chapter meeting/Get Together #6 Tuesday, May 13th 2008

Location: Ixonos, Hitsaajankatu 20, 00810 Helsinki and Ravintola Wanha Mylly, Linnanrakentajankatu 12, 00810 Helsinki

Time: 16.00 - 20.00

Welcome to spring meeting 2008.


16.00 - 16.10 OWASP update. Antti Laulajainen

16.10 - 17.00 TBA

17.30 - 20.00 Drinks at Ravintola Wanha Mylly terrace

Hope to see as many of you as possible!

OWASP Helsinki Chapter meeting #5 Tuesday, March 11th 2008

Location: Ixonos, Hitsaajankatu 20, 00810 Helsinki.

Time: 18.30 - 20.30

Welcome to first meeting of 2008. OWASP Helsinki resumes activities after winter break.

We are pleased to have as a speaker Technology Manager of Nokia Product Security, Alexandr Seleznyov. His topic will be current state of application security.


18.30 - 18.40 OWASP update. Antti Laulajainen

18.40 - 20.30 Current State of Application Security. Alexandr Seleznyov

Hope to see as many of you as possible!

OWASP Helsinki & RWSUG Seminar Tuesday, January 29th 2008

Location: IBM, Laajalahdentie 23, 00330 Helsinki. Time: 11.15 - 19.00

OWASP Helsinki and Rational and Websphere User Group Finland RWSUG are aiming to co-operate to raise application security awareness. OWASP Helsinki will have a presentation in RWSUG agility seminar. More information from,39,385

You can download the presentation here

See program below. Most of it is Finnish only

  • 11.15 Ilmoittautuminen alkaa
  • 11.15-12.00 Buffet-lounas
  • 12.00-12.10 Tilaisuuden avaus Jussi Jutila, Puheenjohtaja, RWSUG ry


  • 12.10-13.30 Scaling Agile Software Development: Strategies for Applying Agile in Complex Situations Scott W. Ambler, Practice Leader Agile Development, IBM Canada
  • 13.30-13.45 Kahvitauko
  • 13.45-15.30 SOA liiketoiminnan näkökulmasta ja SOA toteutuksen näkökulmasta kansainvälisessa hankkeessa Kari Laine, IT Architect, IF ja Jarmo Laine, Senior Software Architect,Primasoft
  • 15.30-15.45 Tauko
  • 15.45-16.30 Ketterä tietoturvan hallinta ohjelmistotuotannossa Reijo Savola, VTT
  • 16.30-17.15 Jazz Update IBM
  • 17.15-19.00 Iltapalaa ja verkostoitumista IBM Forumissa

OWASP Helsinki Introduction to ISACA Finland Thursday January 24th 2008

OWASP Helsinki participated in ISACA Finland meeting to raise application security awareness among system auditors and inspectors.
A presentation was held that introduced basic web techniques, some security issues, OWASP in general, OWASP projects and OWASP Helsinki chapter.
You can download the presentation here: (Finnish Only)

OWASP Helsinki meeting #4 Fall 2007 with Mark Curphey, Tuesday, October 2 2007

Location: Ixonos, Hitsaajankatu 20, 00810 Helsinki.

Thank you for all participants and Mark from great presentation.

Coverage of the meeting in the local news (in Finnish):

We are delighted to have Mark Curphey - the OWASP founder and new head of Microsoft's ACE (Application Consulting & Engineering) team in Europe - to visit Finland and discuss web app security with us. Hopefully as many as of you possible can participate!

18:30 Welcome and recent Helsinki chapter activities. Antti Laulajainen

18:40 Naked Software Security. Mark Curphey

  • Commentary on how to build secure software
  • Thoughts on the industry


OWASP Helsinki meeting #3 Summer 2007: "SOA, Web Services & XML Security", Tuesday, June 5th 2007

Date: June 5th

Location: Smilehouse, Itälahdenkatu 22A (Stonesoft building), Lauttasaari.

Coverage of the meeting in the local news (in Finnish):

19:00 Welcome & quick recap of recent OWASP activity and the Spring conference. Mikko Saario.

19:15 Gunnar Peterson, CTO Arctec Group and project lead for the OWASP "XML Security Gateway Evaluation Criteria".

Gunnar will be visiting Finland to provide training via Tietoturva ry on this subject. Topics to be covered:

  • XML Security Gateways
  • Message level threats and security countermeasures in Web services
  • OWASP XML Security Gateway Evaluation Criteria Project

20:15 "Real-life usage of OWASP tools". Alexandr Seleznyov, Nokia Product Security.

(There is a chance Alex cannot make it. In that case we will discuss SOA stuff in more detail or just head off to bar earlier.)

20:45 Enter Bar 52... --> Enjoy (sponsored) beverages.

OWASP Helsinki meeting #2 Winter 2007, Web Application Firewalls, Thursday, February 22 2007

Thank you for the 29 participants, the speakers and the host - Nixu - for making this event happen!

Location: Nixu, Mäkelänkatu 91, 00601 Helsinki.

What are Web Application Firewalls (WAF), how do they work, what do they do and what don't they do. Discussion and sharing of experiences of various technologies and products.

18.30 Welcome. Mikko Saario, Chapter Leader.

Today's topic and agenda in short.

18.35 "Web Application Firewalls Technical Analysis". Joakim Sandström, CTO nSense.

- Technology

- Blacklisting & Whitelisting

- mod_security features

- Do's and Don'ts

19.30 "The Core Rule Sets". Ofer Shezaf, CTO Breach Security.

- WAF deployment and protection strategies

- Detection of generic web layer attacks

- Virtual patching

OWASP Helsinki meeting #1, Tuesday, Dec 12 2006 at Ernst & Young

The Helsinki chapter had the first meeting at Ernst & Young office in Elielinaukio 5 B. The agenda and the presentations for the meeting are below. We had a good turnout: 22 people were present i.e. all seats were taken - we were very happy to see all these people to be interested in application security issues.

Coverage of the meeting in the local news (in Finnish):

18:30 Welcome. What is OWASP and why OWASP Helsinki?

Mikko Saario made a short presentation about OWASP and the objective for the local Helsinki chapter.

19:00 Analyzing Threats (Olli Wiren; olli [at]

Olli Wiren discussed application related threats and corresponding security issues.

19:45 Open discussion regarding OWASP Helsinki; what is expected or wished; how to go ahead and so forth.

There was a lively discussion regarding what type of activities should be arranged in the future. More details will follow...