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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

February 16, 2008, 6:00 pm: Rick Eisenbach

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, room L3100

Proactive Lifecycle Security Management

Security Authorization Process Overview

Security professionals are often faced with the daunting task of having to retrofit security controls into systems after it has already been put into production. The bad news is that this commonly occurs after sensitive or confidential information has been exposed as a result of a preventable system vulnerability, which often leads to public embarrassment, unnecessary litigation, regulatory fines, loss of customer confidence and numerous man-hours spent performing incident response and breach notification activities.

Attend this session and learn how to ensure that security is addressed early in the system development/acquisition process by implementing a simple, scalable process that Federal agencies and the Department of Defense have practiced for years. You will also learn how this process can help with other regulatory and industry compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach-Bliley.

Mr. Ensenbach will also discuss available resources you can use and provide and example of a "System Security Plan" that you can immediately start using in your own organization and get you started on implementing your own security authorization process.

This is a "must" attend session for all organizations that are required to comply with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

Speaker Bio

Mr. Ensenbach is an information security professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of information security. Mr. Ensenbach has worked for a diverse range of organizations. He has been responsible for creating the information security programs for the Air Force, 934th Airlift Wing - Air Force Reserve, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Conseco Finance. He has also consulted independently and for several security consulting companies. He currently works in the State of Minnesota's Enterprise Security Office.

Mr. Ensenbach's background includes information security risk management, security auditing and regulatory compliance assessments, policy/standards development, program development and strategic planning. He has an extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements (e.g. HIPAA, GLBA, FFIEC) and internationally accepted standards such as NIST, ISO17799/27001 and COBIT.


Date: February , 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: L3100 (Third Floor of the Library Building, Wheelock Whitney Hall) Minneapolis Community and Technical College. See building L on the campus map
Address: 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

5:30 pm - Networking
6:00pm - Introduction and optional sign-in for CISSP credits
6:10pm - Welcome: OWASP chapter updates, Conference Announcement!
6:30pm – Rick Ensenbach
8:80 pm - Upcoming Events reminder and meeting wrap-up

Thank you

Center for Strategic Information Technology and Security for sponsor our 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:

[ Kuai Hinojosa - OWASP MN Mini Conference Introduction - 21 October 2008 (3 minutes)

Video: Jeremiah Grossman - Get Rich or Die Trying - Making Money on The Web, The Black Hat Way - OWASP (MSP) - 9 September 2008 (Partial Video - 38 Minutes) | Slides (PDF)

Gunnar Peterson - Breaking Web Services - OWASP (MSP) - 7 July 2008 (Part 1 of 2 - original aspect ratio) (Part 2 of 2 - distorted aspect ratio) Handout for the presentation (5.4 MB PDF)

Upcoming Events:

February 16 meeting, information above.

We are looking for sponsors! Contact Kuai or Lorna if you are interested - any contributions to the local chapter would be highly appreciated.

DC612 meetings
2nd Thursday of the month

Minneapolis - Saint Paul OWASP Board Members

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