Minneapolis St Paul
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.
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.
OWASP Chapter meeting
DATE: January 14th 2008 TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus at the southwest corner of 17th Ave. (Church St.) and University Ave. S.E.
ADDRESS: 10 Church Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
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