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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

March OWASP Meeting – Dan Cornell
Vulnerability Management in an Application Security World

Monday March 16, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Identifying application-level vulnerabilities via penetration tests and code reviews is only the first step in actually addressing the underlying risk. Managing vulnerabilities for applications is more challenging than dealing with traditional infrastructure-level vulnerabilities because they typically require the coordination of security teams with application development teams and require security managers to secure time from developers during already-cramped development and release schedules. In addition, fixes require changes to custom application code and application-specific business logic rather than the patches and configuration changes that are often sufficient to address infrastructure-level vulnerabilities.

This presentation details many of the pitfalls organizations encounter while trying to manage application-level vulnerabilities as well as outlines strategies security teams can use for communicating with development teams. Similarities and differences between security teams’ practice of vulnerability management and development teams’ practice of defect management will be addressed in order to facilitate healthy communication between these groups.

Speaker Bio

Dan Cornell has over ten years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As a Principal of Denim Group, he leads the organization's technology team overseeing methodology development and project execution for Denim Group's customers. He also heads the Denim Group application security research team, investigating the application of secure coding and development techniques to the improvement of web based software development methodologies. He is also the primary author of sprajax, Denim Group's open source tool for assessing the security of AJAX-enabled web applications.


Date: Monday March 16, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: MEC M.1600, (1st Floor of the Management Education Center)
Minneapolis Community and Technical College / Metro State University

Address: 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Directions: - The building entrance is at the corner of 13th St and Harmon Pl.


5:30 pm – Networking and optional sign-in for CISSP credits
6:00 pm - Introduction and Welcome: OWASP chapter updates
6:15 pm – Dan Cornell
8:00 pm - Upcoming Events reminder and meeting wrap-up

=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:

Rick Ensenbach - Proactive Lifecycle Security Management - OWASP (MSP) - 16 February 2008 (Part 1 of 2 - 35 minutes) (Part 2 of 2 - 34 minutes) | Slides (PPT) | Handout: Service/System Security Plan template (DOC)

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)

Upcoming Events


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