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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

April OWASP Meeting – Gunnar Peterson
OWASP Top Ten Web Services

Monday, April 27, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

What do Web apps, Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, SOA, and Rest all have in common? They all use Web services for functionality, data access and integration. Unfortunately, by default Web services also lack a security model. The OWASP Top Ten Web Services goes into the technical details of the vulnerabilities, remediations, and examples of common

Web services security issues like authentication and authorization flaws, how sensitive data is disclosed, and why security standards like WS-Security and SAML can be your best friend or your worst nightmare.

Speaker Bio

Gunnar Peterson Managing Principal Arctec Group, a Twin Cities based consulting and training firm. He is also Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, editor for IEEE Security & Privacy Journal "Build Security In," and lead on OWASP Top Ten Web Services. He maintains a popular information security blog at


Date: Monday, April 27, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: L3000 - third Floor of the Library Building, Wheelock Whitney Hall, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Room and building change from last meeting.)

Address: 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Directions: or


5:30 pm – Room opens for Networking
6:00pm - Welcome: OWASP chapter updates, Conference Announcement!
6:30pm – Gunnar Peterson – OWASP Top Ten Web Services
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


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