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NEWS - OWASP becomes an affiliate of UMSA in support of the Secure 360 conference.

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. As the host of Secure360°, UMSA strives to provide expert speakers, informative educational sessions and a wide range of exhibits for the collective membership and resources of individual associations, supplier partners and general public. (See the Members & Affiliates page for further information.)


I uploaded the videos and I will follow up with their presentations soon. I apologize for the delay. The video and sound quality is not the best but works. You can get to both videos here:

Upcoming Speakers:

Tony Stieber, Encryption Architect for a local Fortune 500 company will be speaking on Encryption and Web Application Security - How NOT to implement encryption - March 31st. Tony Stieber is very knowledgeable about encryption and Information Security. It is a real honor and a privilege to have him speak in our group. If you have questions about encryption, He is the person to ask.

Rohyt Belani from Intrepidus Group will be speaking on Phising 2.0 April 24th. Rohyt has talked in Minneapolis at the ISSA meeting a few months a go and generated so much feedback we had to ask him to come back for OWASP :)


Thanks to Ray Kaplan for providing 3 books as give-aways and Integral for providing Coffee and Cookies. If your organization would like to sponsor the book give-away or refreshments please contact Lorna Alamri at 651-259-1001.

OWASP Chapter meeting

DATE: February 11th 2008 TIME: 6 p.m.

Please RSVP for the meeting. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail and a reminder e-mail for the event. OWASP Chapter meeting DATE: Febuary 11th TIME: 6 p.m. LOCATION: Gourmet Dinning Room MnScu Technology Building (T), Minneapolis Campus Address:



Agenda March 31 2008

6:00pm - Introduction and optional sign-in for CISSP credits.
6:10pm - Welcome: OWASP chapter updates (Kuai Hinojosa).
6:30pm - How NOT to implement encryption - I will provide a detailed topic title soon (Tony Stieber).
7:55pm - Book Giveaway
8:00pm - Upcoming Events reminder and meeting wrap-up

Our second OWASP meeting of the year was a great success. This will be another interesting meeting, a big thanks to Tony for his support. Bring lots of questions!!!!


Kuai Hinojosa
OWASP Chapter Leader

Other Industry Events:

IdM Special Interest Group - Inagural meeting March 6th 11:00 am - 1pm. Lunch and Parking for meeting provided.

MN ISACA- Tech Roundtable: Continuouse Control Monitoring in a SAP envirionment. Event will be held March 12th at General Mills.

MN ISSA- Meets on Tuesday March 18th at the Four Points Sheraton, 1330 Industrial Blvd. Mpls, MN. For more information on speakers and topics.

TCJUG (Twin Cities Java Users Group) Meets March 19th. Stevie Borne from Thomsom West will be speaking on Agile- Why Should I use it on my project?