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Welcome to the OWASP Minneapolis/St. Paul Local Chapter

Welcome to the Minneapolis/St. Paul local chapter homepage.

The chapter leader is Robert Sullivan.


OWASP chapter meetings are free and open. Anybody interested in web application security is welcome. We encourage attendees to give presentations on specific topics, however please review rules.

To join the chapter mailing list, please visit our mailing list homepage. The list is used to discuss the meetings and to arrange meeting locations. Please check the mailing list before coming to a meeting to confirm the location and time and to catch any last minute notes.

Local News

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 18th


6:00pm - Introduction and optional sign-in for CISSP credits. 6:15pm - Special Guest Presentation: AppArmor (Mick Bauer, see below for more information) 7:00pm - Discuss Spies Among Us, by Ira Winkler (Lorna Alamn) 7:15pm - WebGoat update (Bob Sullivan) 7:30pm - Upcoming events: SoBIS, Secure 360°, NECERT

Special Guest Presentation

This month Mick Bauer will present AppArmor. AppArmor proactively protects the operating system and applications from external or internal threats, even zero-day attacks, by enforcing good behavior and preventing even unknown application flaws from being exploited. AppArmor security policies completely define what system resources individual applications can access, and with what privileges. A number of default policies are included with AppArmor, and using a combination of advanced static analysis and learning-based tools, AppArmor policies for even very complex applications can be deployed successfully in a matter of hours. AppArmor is included with SUSE Linux.

About Mick Bauer Mick Bauer, CISSP, is Linux Journal's security editor and an IS security consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He wrote Linux Server Security, 2nd Ed. (O'Reilly & Associates, 2005).

Location: We will meet at the Integral Business Solutions in Roseville. 1751 W County Rd B, Suite 310 Roseville MN 55113 Directions: hwy 36 to Snelling South to County Road B West. Turn right on County Road B to building driveway – Park in back they are on the 3rd floor.

Books to Study: We will begin to discuss Spies Among Us, by Ira Winkler. After a careful selection process in February Spies Among Us ran away with the voting.

Upcoming Events: Here is a list of upcoming security events:

Friday, April 21, 2006
     Minneapolis Community & Technical College and Metropolitan State University
     This regional symposium will bring together business executives and leading senior scientists and practitioners from information security and assurance services to outline issues, present strategies, discuss business cases, and recommend best practices.

   * Secure 360°
     Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2006
     RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN
     The Upper Midwest Security Alliance presents Secure360° bringing together the membership and resources of five individual associations who
     have formed an alliance to better serve their membership, supplier partners and the general public.
   * NEbraskaCERT Conference:
     August 8-10
     Scott Conference Center, Omaha, NE
     The Theme for the 2006 NEbraskaCERT Conference is "Security is Here!" The
     Information Assurance Technology industry is maturing. We are moving from the Wild West to controlled environments where risk is managed through continuous improvement rather than a magic silver bullet.

Please email the list with any additional items you'd like to see added to the agenda.