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OWASP LA Security Summit: April 25, 2012, 3:00PM - 8PM

(Note different time and location)

Jerry Hoff VP, Static Code Analysis Division at WhiteHat Security, will be speaking about Webgoat. Shakeel Tufail, Federal Practice Director for HP Enterprise Security Solutions, will be speaking on "Software (In)Security - Challenges to securing software". Noa Bar Yosef, Senior Security Strategist at Imperva, will be speaking on "De-Anonymizing Anonymous". A concluding panel, moderated by Richard Greenberg, Information Security Officer for LA County Public Health, will have the speakers joined by Adnan Masood, a Software Engineer and Architect.

Food and drinks will follow.


Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles

5990 Green Valley Cir

Culver City, CA 90230

(310) 641-7740


Thanks to Our Sponsors:


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April message from OWASP Los Angeles

1. Participate in Projects

OWASP is about projects. Without projects, OWASP wouldn't exist, and projects need new blood. I would like to encourage your participation in the projects. There are many projects to choose from (link below) but testing, development and code review guides are in urgent need of help. You don't need to be a coder to contribute.

Please see what you can contribute and feel free to reach out to the project leaders directly, or send me an email if you want an introduction.

2. Call for Local Speakers

We have a lot of security talent in LA area and we would love to hear from you. Edward Bonver is leading an initiative to have local speakers more involved and present at OWASP meetings. Please reach out to him at [email protected] if you're interested.

Other Events

ISSA-LA holds a lunch meeting on the 3rd Wed of each month, for more information visit

The leading InfoSec Professionals in SoCal will be Gathering at the Universal City Hilton May 16 for the ISSA-LA Information Security Summit. Visit:

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. The talk must be vendor neutral and its content be available under Creative Common 3.0 license.

Archives of Previous Meetings

2011 Meetings

2010 Meetings

2009 Meetings

2008 Meetings

List of presentations available from past meetings

Los Angeles Chapter

Volunteer OWASP Leaders: Kelly Fitzgerald, Yev Avidon, Mikhael Felker and Stuart Schwartz

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

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