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Bruce Schneier will be presenting on "The Economics of Information Security" at OWASP's January meeting. Because we expect this to be a large meeting RSVPs are required. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail and a reminder e-mail for the event.

Topic overview:

The Economics of Information Security - Ten Trends

Surveying current trends in information security, it's clear that a myriad of forces are at work.Fundamentally, security is all about economics: both attacker and defender are trying to maximize the return on their investments. Understanding economics is critical to understanding IT security; it explains why security fails so often, and can offer new solutions for security success. For example, often the people who could protect a system are not the ones who suffer the costs of failure. Changing those economic incentives will do more to improve security than technology.

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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 February 11 2008

6:00pm - Introduction and optional sign-in for CISSP credits.
6:10pm - Welcome: OWASP chapter updates (Kuai Hinojosa).
6:30pm - Web Application Security Scanners - why I don't use them "at least not all the time"(Robert Hansen).
7:55pm - Book Giveaway
8:00pm - Upcoming Events reminder and meeting wrap-up

Our first OWASP meeting of the year was a great success. We have many exciting and nationally well know speakers on the topic of Application Security lined up for future meetings. This meeting should be another great meeting. We've also lined up an interview of Robert Hansen on Future Tense so be sure to listen. Sincerely,

Kuai Hinojosa OWASP Chapter Leader