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Welcome to the Leeds UK chapter homepage. This is a new chapter and we are looking for enthusiatic new members to make this one of the best OWASP chapters. We are hoping to accumalate a good proportion of subject matter experts who will in turn be able to provide guidance and presentations for the benefit of all chapter members. So please join the mailing list and contribute.

Details of your chapter Board members can be found here Leeds_UK_chapter_leaders

The chapter email address is [email protected]


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Planned Meetings

May 2012 Venue:TBC

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday 22nd February Leeds::: Please RSVP via eventbrite


Location: NTI Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University, Old Broadcasting House, 148 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN - Many thanks to Leeds Met for hosting our event!!

This event is being kindly sponsored by RandomStorm [1]

Schedule: 18:15 for 18:30 start


OWASP Chapter introduction. OWASP values and membership. Chapter information.

OWASP Leeds board member


Identity and Accountability in the Database - Pete Finnigan,

Pete Finnigan specialises in the Security of Oracle databases. Pete has been interested in Oracle Security for many years and more recently in generally database security. Pete has also written the book "Oracle Security Step-by-step" and has produced many papers on the subject of oracle security. Pete has also produced a number of security tools that can aid in securing a database. More information can be found at Pete's web site


Talk to be confirmed - Robin Wood aka DigiNinja

Robins commercial background is as a software developer but he's always had an interest in security and from around 2005 Robin has been moving away from general software development and more into security related areas. Robin now works for RandomStorm, a penetration testing company based near Leeds, as Senior Security Engineer running the penetration testing team and developing new projects and tools.


General networking and drinks from our sponsors !!!

Past Events

2011 Dates



2010 Dates




17th March - Leeds

2009 Dates

14th October 2009 - Leeds