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OWASP Minneapolis St Paul

Welcome to the Minneapolis St Paul chapter homepage. The chapter leader is [Kuai]


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Upcoming Meetings

June 29th OWASP Meeting – Cassio Goldschmidt
Tracking the progress of an SDL program: lessons from the gym

Monday, June 29th, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

Forcing muscle growth is a long process which requires high intensity weight training and high mental concentration. While the ultimate goal is often clear, one of the greatest mistakes bodybuilders consistently make is to overlook the importance of tracking their weight lifting progress.

Like a successful bodybuilding workout, a security development lifecycle program must consistently log simple to obtain, yet meaningful metrics throughout the entire process. Good metrics must lack subjectivity and clearly aid decision makers to determine areas that need improvement. In this presentation we’ll discuss metrics used to classify and appropriately compare security vulnerabilities found in different phases of the SDL by different teams working in different locations and in different products. We’ll also discuss how to easily provide decision makers different views of the same data and verify whether the process is indeed catching critical vulnerabilities internally.

Speaker Bio

Cassio Goldschmidt is senior manager of the product security team under the Office of the CTO at Symantec Corporation. In this role he leads efforts across the company to ensure the secure development of software products. His responsibilities include managing Symantec’s internal secure software development process, training, threat modeling and penetration testing. Cassio’s background includes over 12 years of technical and managerial experience in the software industry. During the six years he has been with Symantec, he has helped to architect, design and develop several top selling product releases, conducted numerous security classes, and coordinated various penetration tests.

Cassio represents Symantec on the SAFECode technical committee and (ISC)2 in the development of the CSSLP certification. He holds a bachelor degree in computer science from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande Do Sul, a masters degree in software engineering from Santa Clara University, and a masters of business administration from the University of Southern California.


Date: Monday, June 29th, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.

UAW-Ford-MnSCU Training Center
966 South Mississippi River Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116


5:30 pm – Room opens for Networking
6:00pm - Welcome: OWASP chapter updates, Conference Announcement!
6:30pm – Cassio Goldschmidt – Tracking the progress of an SDL program: lessons from the gym
8:00 pm - Upcoming Events reminder and meeting wrap-up

Email [email protected] if you plan to attend so we can order enough refreshments.

Thank You

Center for Strategic Information Technology and Security for sponsoring our meeting location.

We currently are looking for a meeting sponsor for refreshments for the meeting and for the book give-away.

OWASP & FLOSS Application Security Mini-Conference 2008 - October 21, 2008

Thanks to all who joined us on October 21, 2008 for a mini conference in October 2008 at University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus. Our first conference was a great success, with around 150 people attending! We look forward to the next one.


Videos of several past meetings are available at

Most recent videos:

Gunnar Peterson - OWASP Top Ten Web Services - OWASP (MSP) - 27 April 2009 (1 hour, 27 minutes) (MP4, 220 MB...please right click and save) | Slides Forthcoming

Dan Cornell - Vulnerability Management in an Application Security World - OWASP (MSP) - 16 March 2009 (1 hour, 52 minutes) | Slides (PDF)

Rick Ensenbach - Proactive Lifecycle Security Management - OWASP (MSP) - 16 February 2009 (Part 1 of 2 - 35 minutes) (Part 2 of 2 - 34 minutes) | Slides (PPT) | Handout: Service/System Security Plan template (DOC)

Upcoming Events

Bruce Schneier - Special OWASP Chapter Meeting August 24th

Please join us to Welcome Bruce Schneier at the University Of Minnesota's Bell Museum Auditorium August 24th


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

Minneapolis - Saint Paul OWASP Board Members

President: Kuai Hinojosa
Vice President: Lorna Alamri
Secretary: Sam Buchanan