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OWASP Houston

Welcome to the Houston chapter homepage. The chapter leaders are Mark Feferman, Paul Dial, Linda Fox and David Nester


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Local News

The Houston Chapter will focus around Web Application Security issues with discussions on application layer vulnerabilties, penetration testing, and secure coding practices within the numerous development languages. Our chapter will meet on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month and participation in OWASP Houston is free and open to all.

Please subscribe to the mailing list for meeting announcements. Our chapter's meetings are informal and encourage open discussion of all aspects of application security. Anyone in our area interested in web application security is welcome to attend. We encourage attendees to give short presentations about specific topics. If you would like to make a presentation, or have any questions about the Houston Chapter, send an email to David Nester.


Chapter Meetings

June 10, 2009 :: Coming Soon

  • Details regarding this meeting will be posted soon.

Past Presentations

  • May 13, 2009 (A): "Securing connection strings in the Web.Config and App.Config files for .NET Presentation Download
    Presentation by: Mark Feferman, CISSP

  • May 13, 2009 (B): "Stealing the Airlines Online Data Presentation Download
    Presentation by: Quincy Jackson, CISSP

  • April 8, 2009: "2009 Statistics Report and ClickJacking Presentation Download
    Presentation by David Nester, Director, Solutions Architecture, Whitehat Security.

  • August 19, 2008: "Dirty Dozen" - Truth and facts about PCI DSS Presentation Download
    Presentation by Genady Vishnevetsky, CISSP Director, IT Operations and Security. Paymetric, Inc

  • September 12, 2007: Fortify Software

Houston OWASP Chapter Leaders

Our chapter leaders are Mark Feferman, Linda Fox, Paul Dial and David Nester.