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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

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2010 Planned Meetings

September 15th

December 8th

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday 16th June

Location: Lecture Room EBA102A, Ellison Building, School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST

The venue is being kindly provided by Northumbria University, an OWASP education sponsor. []

Schedule: 18:00 for 18:20 start

18:20 - 18:30

OWASP Chapter introduction. OWASP values. Chapter information.

Jason Alexander - OWASP Leeds/Northern Chapter Board Member

18:30 - 18:50

ENISA Common Assurance Maturity Model

OWASP is contributing to the development of an international information assurance framework, principally aimed at identifying a set of security controls mapped to maturity levels for cloud computing services. The framework has been split into a number of domains and OWASP's contributors are working on the o "software development" domain. The presentation will discuss the project, work to-date on the maturity model and how this relates to OWASP SAMM.

Colin Watson -

18:50 - 19:20

Open Source Software Myths

(details to follow)

David Anumudu - Software Security Consultant for Fortify Software EMEA

19:20 - 20:05

SSL/TLS - Just when you thought it was safe to return

2009 was a serious year in breaking secure protocols. SSL/TLS was no different. Hacking SSL/TLS has a big return as a blackhat hacker, once you penetrate a corporate network, stealing login details and passwords are just the beginning. SSL VPN's can also be vulnerable to a number of attacks. There are a number of tools and techniques that are readily available that can make defeating SSL/TLS both simple and well within the reach of the unauthorized attackers.The talk focuses on the research and tools of Moxie Marlinspike, who has gained an excellent reputation as an independent security research. With some interesting attack vectors, you'll be surprised at the results one can achieve.

Arron Finnon -

20:05 - 20:30

OWASP AppSensor - The Self-Aware Web Application

An overview of the AppSensor project which defines a conceptual framework and methodology on the implementation of an application layer intrusion detection and automated response system within a web application.

Colin Watson -

Past Events

2010 Dates

17th March - Leeds

2009 Dates

14th October 2009 - Leeds