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OWASP Limerick Day 2013

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Welcome to OWASP Limerick Day 2013

OWASP Limerick Day 2013 is a one day Security conference taking place on October 31st in Limerick, Ireland.

This major InfoSec event will bring together IT professionals and Security Researchers to discuss relevant topics related to Application Security.
Everyone is free to participate in OWASP. All OWASP materials are available under a free and open software license.

Conference day is free! - registration required

For ISACA and (ISC)² members: This event qualifies for free CPE credits/hours.

Who Should Attend?

  • Application Developers
  • Application Testers and Quality Assurance
  • Application Project Management and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Deputies, Associates and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers, Auditors, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance
  • Security Managers and Staff
  • Executives, Managers, and Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance
  • IT Professionals
  • Students
  • Security Researchers
  • Anyone with an interest on Application Security

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Conference Day, October 31st - Registration now open


  • Conference is free!

To support the OWASP organisation, consider to become a member, it's only US$50!
Check out the Membership page to find out more.

Venue: Limerick Institute of Technology

Moylish Park

Conference room: 4A01

Parking & roadmap: TBD

Conference Day, October 31st


Conference room: 4A01

(for details, check the Venue tab)


Time Speaker Topic
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:20 OWASP Limerick Organization Welcome & OWASP Update
09:20 - 10:10 Gerard Joyce
Director of Enterprise Risk Management at LinkResQ
Managing Risks: An ISO 31000 Approach Link

In November 2009 ISO published the definitive guide to best practice in the management of risks: the ISO 31000 risk management standard.

ISO 31000 can be applied to any business and any activity. In this presentation Gerard Joyce will demonstrate how it can be applied in software development.

10:10 - 11:00 Oana Cornea
Security Analyst at Electronic Arts
iOS Penetration Testing Cheat Sheet Link

This presentation will highlight the main iOS applications attack vectors, techniques and tools to perform a pentest and mechanisms that can be implemented to reduce application vulnerabilities. These will be presented in connection with the OWASP Top Ten Mobile Risks and will provide practical guidance on how to improve the security of mobile applications.
11:00 - 11:20 Tea/Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:10 Patrick Fitzgerald
Security Consultant at Ward Solutions
Introduction to Metasploit Link

Patrick will introduce Metasploit and demonstrate what the framework is capable of out-of-the-box. The goal is to show both how useful the tool is for security professionals and how dangerous it can be in the wrong hands.
12:10 - 13:00 Simon Bennetts
Security Automation Engineer at Mozilla
OWASP ZAP - whats even newer Link

The Zed Attack Proxy is one of the most popular OWASP projects, and has an enthusiastic developer community which encourages participation.

There are many new developments in progress that will provide functionality currently unavailable in other security tools. In this session Simon will give a quick introduction for newcomers to ZAP, and then dive into the latest changes.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:50 Ahmed Neil
Database Administrator at Mansoura University
Digital Forensics: What, Why and How Link

14:50 - 15:40 Mark Goodwin
Security Engineer at Mozilla
An Introduction to Firefox OS Security []

A look at Firefox OS, Mozilla's new mobile operating system, the proposed Open Web Applications standard and what these new technologies mean for application security specialists.
15:40 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:05 OWASP Limerick Chapter Raffle - Sponsored InfoSec Books and Gadgets
16:05 - 16:50 Marian Ventuneac
Security Architect at Genworth Financial
Social Enterprise Software: Risks & Countermeasures Link: []

Social enterprise is reshaping the way employees communicate, work and collaborate for increased productivity. With all such benefits for the business, it could be easy to overlook the security risks. From exposure of confidential data and files, to the classic Cross-Site Scripting and Insecure Direct Object Reference issues, the lack of proper security controls could lead to serious data breaches. Unfortunately, social enterprise solutions are not immune to such risks.

Marian will present various security risks identified for representative social enterprise solutions (from Salesforce, Blogtronix, Tibco , Yammer and Jive), while also providing recommendations on effective risks mitigation for adoption of social enterprise solutions.

16:50 - 17:30 Angelo Prado
Senior Manager, Product Security at

Yoel Gluck
Lead Product Security Engineer at
SSL, gone in 30 seconds - a BREACH beyond CRIME Link

In this hands-on talk, Angelo and Yoel will introduce new targeted techniques and research that allows an attacker to reliably retrieve encrypted secrets (session identifiers, CSRF tokens, OAuth tokens, email addresses, ViewState hidden fields, etc.) from an HTTPS channel. They will demonstrate this new browser vector is real and practical by executing a PoC against a major enterprise product in under 30 seconds. They will also describe the algorithm behind the attack, how the usage of basic statistical analysis can be applied to extract data from dynamic pages, as well as practical mitigations you can implement today. They will also describe the posture of different SaaS vendors vis-à-vis this attack while also presenting the BREACH tool.

Event Sponsors

  • Genworth Financial
  • Limerick Institute of Technology
  • Ward Solutions
  • LinkResQ

Sponsorship opportunities are available [1]

Become a sponsor of OWASP Ireland Limerick Chapter

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