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OWASP Ireland-Limerick

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OWASP Ireland Limerick 2012 Events

OWASP Ireland Limerick Day

When: 09/11/2012 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: Absolute Hotel, Sir Harry's Mall , Limerick

Sponsors: WhiteHat Security, Mozilla, Genworth Financial

This free event is open to all participants with an interest in application security.
Entry is limited to only 50 participants. Registration is required - if you are planning to attend you must RSVP at

For ISACA and (ISC)² members: This event qualifies for free CPE credits/hours.


2:00 - 2:10 OWASP Limerick/Munster Chapter - Introduction, Agenda and Speakers

2:10 - 3:00
Building Security Into Frameworks - presented by Jerry Hoff, VP of the Static Code Analysis Division at WhiteHat Security

Abstract: Who is doing it right. In this talk, Jerry will discuss the importance of security controls in mobile and web frameworks. The talk features a tour through a spectrum of languages and frameworks. A tip of the hat will be given to frameworks and security controls that demonstrably mitigate vulnerabilities, resulting in more secure code. A wag of the finger will be given to frameworks that either lack essential security controls, or implement them improperly. Many of the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities and their corresponding security controls will be discussed. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the security libraries available across a wide array of popular web technologies.

Presenter: Jerry Hoff is the VP of the Static Code Analysis Division at WhiteHat Security. Prior to joining WhiteHat, Jerry was a co-founder and managing partner at Infrared Security. Jerry has worked at a number of fortune ten financial firms, along with years of hands-on security consulting, where he specialized in manual code review, web and mobile application penetration testing, and architecture reviews. He speaks regularly at numerous security organizations and security events, such as those held by ISSA, ISACA, IANS, Gartner and OWASP.

Jerry also has years of development and teaching experience. He taught for over seven years at Washington University's CAIT program, and the microcomputer program at University of Missouri in St. Louis. Jerry is the writer/producer of the very popular OWASP Appsec Tutorial Series and the lead developer for the OWASP WebGoat.NET project.

3:00 - 3:50
Building Secure Applications: SQLi Training Session presented by Marian Ventuneac, Security Architect, Genworth Financial

Abstract: For developers and InfoSec professionals alike, this talk will provide a practical approach to identifying and preventing SQL Injection vulnerabilities in Web applications. Testing techniques, tools and secure coding best practices for Java, .NET, PHP, etc will be discussed.

Presenter: Marian Ventuneac is a Security Architect with a Genworth Financial and the leader of OWASP Ireland-Limerick Chapter. As a Senior Consultant and Security Engineer, Marian previously provided software development and application security consultancy services for companies such as Dell Services, Perot Systems and Original Solutions Ltd.

As part of his research on Application Security, he collaborated with vendors such as Google, Symantec, IBM, and Salesforce on assessing and improving the security of various enterprise solutions. Marian holds a Computer Science degree by Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, as well as a MEng in Applied Security Frameworks and a PhD on Formal Verification of Security Protocols by the University of Limerick.

3:50 - 4:10 Tea/Coffee Break, Networking/Socialising

4:10 - 5:00
Unused Assets: Gaining an advantage - presented by Mark Goodwin, Security Engineer at Mozilla

Abstract: Web Application security flaws seem to be getting more and more attention yet developers have never had more tools at their disposal; modern browsers have many security features that are seldom used and there are security tools intended for developers which are almost exclusively used by security people. This talk discusses why this might be the case and looks at some things we can do to catch some security problems early and, in the process, help developers with security awareness.

Presenter: Mark Goodwin works on application security for Mozilla, creators of the popular Firefox web browser. At work, Mark works with web and browser security. At home, he plays with the security too; web, phone apps, consumer electronics - all sorts. Mark has previously worked on Internet banking, e-commerce, embedded systems and logistics software

5:00 - 5:45
Countering jamming attacks against mobile communication - presented by Reiner Dojen, Lecturer, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Limerick

Abstract: Satellite communications are nowadays employed in the provision of advanced personal communication services. However, interference with the radio transmission medium of satellite communications is a common threat: unintentional interferences occur frequently and jamming attacks can be achieved using low-grade technology. This talk discusses a new DoS attack against protocols for satellite communications, where an attacker interrupts the authentication phase by jamming a single message. A solution for preventing this attack is also presented.

Presenter: Reiner Dojen is a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Received title of Dipl-Ing.(FH) from University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany, MEng from University of Limerick and PhD from University of Limerick.

Reiner has worked for over 10 years on effective security protocols and their verification. Further research interests include Cryptography, Data and Network Security, Automated Theorem Proving and application vulnerability research.

5:45 - 6:00 Networking/Socialising

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