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OWASP Minneapolis-St. Paul (OWASP MSP)

Welcome to the Minneapolis-St. Paul (OWASP MSP) chapter homepage. The chapter leadership team includes Alex Bauert - President, Todd Dahl, and Lorna Alamri.

We use for announcements and sometimes, depending on the event for RSVP's to organize events and meetings. 


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OWASP-MSP Upcoming Chapter Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 21st @ 6:00

Where: Ewald Conference Center 1000 Westgate Drive #252 St. Paul, MN

Presentation: The ABCs of Source-Assisted Web Application Penetration Testing With OWASP ZAP: Attack Surface, Backdoors, and Configuration

Presenter: Dan Cornell


There are a number of reasons to use source code to assist in web application penetration testing such as making better use of penetration testers’ time, providing penetration testers with deeper insight into system behavior, and highlighting specific sections of so development teams can remediate vulnerabilities faster. Examples of these are provided using the open source ThreadFix plugin for the OWASP ZAP proxy and dynamic application security testing tool. These show opportunities attendees have to enhance their own penetration tests given access to source code.

This presentation covers the “ABCs” of source code assisted web application penetration testing: covering issues of attack surface enumeration, backdoor identification, and configuration issue discovery. Having access to the source lets an attacker enumerate all of the URLs and parameters an application exposes – essentially its attack surface. Knowing these allows pen testers greater application coverage during testing. In addition, access to source code can help to identify potential backdoors that have been intentionally added to the system. Comparing the results of blind spidering to a full attack surface model can identify items of interest such as hidden admin consoles or secret backdoor parameters. Finally, the presentation examines how access to source code can help identify configuration settings that may have an adverse impact on the security of the deployed application.


A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.

REGISTRATION LINK: Eventbrite Signup Link for Event


Igor Matlin - Warning: Security Storms are Brewing in Your JavaScript - OWASP (MSP) - May 2015


Secure360 is an annual conference providing high quality educational sessions and networking opportunities while working to identify developing trends in risk management, physical security, governance, audit, information security, contingency planning and human capital.

DC612 Meetings

DC612 meets the 2nd Thursday of the month.

President: Alex Bauert

Leadership Team: Todd Dahl

Leadership Team: Lorna Alamri