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OWASP Kansas City

Welcome to the Kansas City chapter homepage. If you have any questions about the Kansas City Chapter after reading this page, please send an email to our chapter leader Mat Caughron


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Upcoming Meetings

Date: Sept. 22, 2011

Location: AOS Alexander Open Systems.
12851 Foster Street 2nd floor Overland Park KS

Meeting Topic: Rob Kraft will be presenting.

Our speaker is Rob Kraft. Rob is an independent project manager, architect and developer from Lee's Summit, MO. He was a certified trainer on SQL Server and Visual Basic and co-authored a few books about SQL Server and network security. He has been developing software 25 years. He created and and he blogs occasionally at His company web site is

Presentation Title: SQL Injection and XSS: How to and How to prevent

SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) are frequently listed as the two top web site vulnerabilities being exploited by hackers. In this session you will learn exactly what these exploits are, see how hackers use tools to automate this hacking, and most importantly, learn the steps you can take to minimize the risk of falling victim to these exploits.

As usual, bring your questions for the speaker and about software security topics, as it is customary to have a lively Q&A following the talk.

Please note:

  • Attendance at an OWASP chapter meeting is free and open to anyone interested in web application security
  • No registration is required, although RSVPs to the chapter leader are appreciated
  • Professionals with CISSPs, or other certifications, can earn CPE credits by attending

We meet at least once a quarter to discuss application security. If you have an interesting topic you'd like to present or discuss at future meetings, please send an email to caughron[at]gmail com. Or, get a discussion going by posting a message to our mailing list.

Past Meetings

Thanks to the speakers for sharing with us at our past chapter meetings. Any presentation handouts or associated documents are shared through the following meeting summaries: