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OWASP Manchester

Welcome to the Manchester chapter homepage. This UK chapter was started in 2011, having grown out of the successful Leeds_UK chapter.

You can follow @OwaspMcr on Twitter and view some of the chapter meeting videos on YouTube.


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Date: Thursday, 16th June 2016, 18:00

Location: Spaceport, 26 1st floor, 24 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DZ

Registration: Tickets are available via Eventbrite

Event sponsors: Avecto


Dr. Ali Dehghantanha - Digital Forensics: The Missing Piece of the Internet of Things Promise

Abstract: Every new device we create, every sensor we deploy, every byte we synchronize to other locations will at some point come under scrutiny in the course of investigations and legal matters. Yet no reliable forensics applications nor digital forensics guidance exists to retrieve the data from IoT devices in the event of a cyber event, an active investigation or a litigation request. The digital forensics of internet of things (IoT) technologies is the missing conversation in our headlong rush to the promise of connecting every device on the planet. This presentation discuss about issues and importance of further development in this field and elaborates on how forensics practitioners, device manufacturers and legal authorities could share the efforts and minimise this gap.

Speaker's Bio: Dr. Ali Dehghantanha is a Marie-Curie International Incoming Fellow in Cyber Forensics and has served for many years in a variety of research and industrial positions. Other than Ph.D in Cyber Security he holds many professional certificates such as GREM, CISM, CISSP, and CCFP. He has served as an expert witness, cyber forensics analysts and malware researcher with leading players in Cyber-Security and E-Commerce. Additional information can be found at

Please email the list if you want to speak

Summer / Autumn Social

We will probably be having a social event between August and October -- details will appear here as soon as we have them.

2016 Dates

17th March

2015 Dates

12th November

17th June

17th February

2014 Dates

8th September

13th May

27th February

2013 Dates

30th April

2012 Dates

11th September

30th May

1st February

2011 Dates

16th November

24th August As part of the Leeds Chapter

22nd June As part of the Leeds Chapter

2010 Dates

8th December As part of the Leeds Chapter

The chapter leaders are:

We are actively seeking more chapter leaders - please get in touch if you would like to become one!

We are looking for organizations to sponsor the Manchester chapter.

You can sponsor the chapter for one year at the following levels:

  • £300 Silver
  • £600 Gold
  • £1200 Platinum

You can also sponsor a meeting by hosting the event or donating £100.

If you are interested in sponsoring the chapter then please get in touch with one of the chapter leaders.

Other related organizations in the Manchester area:

Please get in touch with one of the chapter leaders to get your organization listed here.

And feel free to use the Manchester mailing list to publicise related events.

Chapter Sponsors

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