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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.


OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.


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Date: Thursday, 12th November 2015

Location: UKFast, Birley Fields, Manchester M15 5QJ

Registration: TBA


  • Scott Helme

Abstract: Modern browsers have introduced new security features that websites can activate using server headers: CSP, HSTS and HPKP. I analysed the use of these headers on the Alexa Top 1 Million sites. The results are not what you might expect and the data shows some interesting trends.

Speaker bio: Scott Helme is an Information Security Consultant who blogs about security, privacy and performance online. He develops tools and tutorials to help you deploy the latest web security features. Read more at

  • Nikola Milosevic

Abstract: Android users face many threats and risks. Since modern mobile devices are almost all the time exposed to the internet and other types of mobile networks, they are always exposed to the attacks. Users are usually not aware of the threats. OWASP Seraphimdroid is an OWASP project initiative with an aim to protect users from the threats by giving them the right tools in the form of mobile application and to educate them trough it. In this talk Nikola will present the current state and some interesting features of OWASP Seraphimdroid.

Speaker bio: Nikola is a project leader of OWASP Seraphimdroid project and one of the chapter leaders in Manchester. Previously, he founded and led OWASP local chapter in Serbia in 2012. At the moment he is doing his PhD at the University of Manchester. Read more 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.

November Meeting

To be announced closer to the time.

2015 Dates

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.