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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 Bruce Marshall


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Upcoming Meetings

The next Kansas City chapter meeting will take place on September 6, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM CDT. Add the event to your calendar today so you don't miss this opportunity to learn about web application security and network with your peers.

September 6 Meeting

Speaker 1: Bob Phelps is a National Bank Examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Kansas City. He is responsible for examining the information security practices of banks. Bob will be speaking about the web application security guidelines now under development for financial institutions. His talk will provide great insight into the web app security advice being issued by regulatory agencies.

Speaker 2: Bruce K. Marshall is a Senior Consultant with Security PS in Kansas City. He consults with clients to assess and improve their information security strategies in areas like network security, web app security, authentication, and program management. Bruce will be speaking about how to avoid improperly using challenge questions for web app authentication. He will share his insights on both choosing the best challenge questions and how to properly integrate them into your application.

Location: Centriq Training 8700 State Line Road Suite 200 Leawood, KS 66206 (913) 322-7000 [1]


  • 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 bmarshall[at]securityps com. Or, get a discussion going by posting a message to our mailing list.

Past Meetings

Thanks to the speakers and attendees at our past meetings: