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Revision as of 09:32, 19 October 2010

Local News

The AppSec USA 2010 conference received rave reviews. Thanks to all the volunteers and great speakers who helped make it a sucess!

Check out the videos:

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Next Chapter Meeting:  Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:00 P.M.

We will be Having Two Great Speakers and Free Catered Greek Food

Please RSVP:

Meeting Location
Symantec Corporation
900 Corporate Pointe (off Slauson)
Culver City, CA 90230

Identity Management: federation and authorization


Todd Calvert is currently the Western Region Business Development / Sales Director for Arcot Systems, based in Sunnyvale, California, where he has been with the company over two years. Prior to Arcot, he has been involved with various industries involving enterprise SW for application management, modeling & statistical analysis, and optimization for companies such as Compuware, KLA-Tencor, Nikon Inc., and Wind River. He graduated UC Santa Barbara in 1991 with a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences degree, and has spent much of his time to delivering educational & technical seminars and math tutoring on the side.

Sharks and Security


Do you know what makes a shark a shark and a hacker a hacker? Which is the most dangerous shark and how does that fit the profile of a dangerous hacker? What does the tiger shark have to do with garbage collection? Is there any connection between the locomotion in sharks and reverse engineering? and more…

There are sharks at sea and there are sharks on land! Many are prevalent in the information security space. In this talk, Mano Paul, a shark biologist are researcher from the Bahamas turned security professional takes you through the similarities and differences that exists between sharks that are after our digital assets and the relatively less dangerous and beautiful creation that swims the ocean currents. The talk with the demo of a Trojan called SharkBait has take aways for the all kinds of audiences, whether they are management, technical or operational in scope.

Come for a fun-filled, highly interactive, and interesting presentation and leave with a new sense of appreciation on how to look at sharks and hackers and what you can do so that you or your organizations don't become shark bait.


Manoranjan (Mano) Paul started his career as a Shark Researcher in Bimini Biological Field Station (Bahamas) and then came to the USA to pursue higher education and got his Management Information Systems degree, following which he joined Dell Inc, after trying out a few entrepreneurial ventures. At Dell, Inc., Mano played several roles from software developer/tester, logistics manager, technical architect, IT strategist and Security Engineer/Program Manager/Strategist. His security experience includes designing and developing software security programs from Compliance-to-Coding, application security risk management, security strategy & management, and conducting security awareness sessions, training and education.


Arcot Systems Inc is the largest cloud based authentication company in the world and also a leader in online security products including 3-D Secure (aka Verified-by-Visa / MasterCard SecureCode), Strong Authentication, Risk Assessment, Secure Document Delivery, Tokenization and Secure Digital Signing.Our Strength is in a token-less 2 Factor Authentication Methodology /Adaptive Authentication/Secure Digital Signing/3-D Secure/Tokenization to reduce PCI-DSS Audit cost.

ArcotID, 100% software based smart card, is the core constituent of this solution. ArcotID provides strong protection of digital IDs for multi-factor authentication, digital signatures and encryption. ArcotID uses Arcot's patented 'Cryptographic Camouflage' technology.

WebFort is Versatile Authentication Server (VAS) that supports ArcotID authentication in addition to One-Time-Password (OTP), Question-and-Answer and Password authentications

Would you like to speak at an OWASP Los Angeles Meeting?

Call for Papers (CFP) is NOW OPEN. To speak at upcoming OWASP Los Angeles meetings please submit your BIO and talk abstract via email to Tin Zaw. When we accept your talk, it will be required to use the Powerpoint OWASP Template.

Archives of Previous Meetings

A list of previous presentations conducted at the Los Angeles Chapter can be found here.

Los Angeles Chapter