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OWASP Minneapolis St Paul 2008 Conference

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OWASP & FLOSS Application Security Mini-Conference 2008 - October 21, 2008

The Minneapolis - Saint Paul Chapter invites you to a one-day mini-conference at the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul campus. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and OWASP, we are able to offer this event at no charge to attendees!

The agenda is still being finalized, so watch this space for more information.

Tentative Agenda

08:00-09:00 Registration Opens and Tech Expo
09:00-10:00 Introduction, OWASP conference
10:00-11:00 Jeff Williams
CEO, Aspect Security
OWASP founder; Chair, OWASP Foundation

lunch break


Anil Kumar Revuru

Anil Kumar Revuru currently works for Microsoft as a Security Technologist where he is responsible for architecting security tools. In his previous life at Microsoft, Anil was conducting security design reviews, threat modeling, and application and source-code assessments. Previously as a Security Consultant for a security services vendor, he helped Fortune 100 clients evaluate the security of their software products and applications. He has authored security tools and has presented courses internally at Microsoft.

Anil holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad. Anil displayed expert proficiency in the substantive and technical areas of design and development, He also made significant contribution to the security development of products at V-Empower Inc. After joining in Microsoft, he worked towards finding security weaknesses and providing necessary countermeasures to application teams. He excelled in his abilities by developing security tools such as Microsoft Threat Analysis and Modeling Tool used for application threat modeling

Topic: Microsoft Connected Information Security Framework (CISF) and Tools Description: The Connected Information Security Group, part of Microsoft internal Information Security organization are working on a technology framework and set of applications to support corporate information security management programs. The Microsoft corporate Information Security Organization (and a few 'early adopter' customers) will be dog-fooding early prototypes in late 2008/early 2009. This presentation provides a short overview of the problem space and current thinking on our approach to solving it.

13:30-14:30 Brian Chess
Fortify Software



Elliot Glazer


Elliott has over 25 years of information technology experience and has worked in the security field for over 10 years. He is currently Director of Security Architecture for the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), where he has created a number of innovative solutions in the areas of security monitoring and security architecture. He also provides consulting to the organization on critical security issues. Prior to this, Mr. Glazer was Vice President for Security Solutions at American Express, leading many large and small solutions for the Internet, Security, Privacy, and Customer Servicing. Previous to this, Elliott held leadership positions at Citigroup, Sprint International, and BT Dialcom in software development and operations. He has led architecture, development, and operations organizations including an enterprise architecture group, Internet software development, and distrbitured operations among others.


Information Security Architecture Layers and Key Processes

   * Information Security Architecture is driven by an Information Security Strategy and Principles.  It is also critical the architecture support the Business Strategy:
         o Security Functional Architecture: the layout of key functions in security to be accomplished, which drives security requirements.
         o Security Technical Architecture: the solutions and standards to implement key functions, usually an overlay on top of the Functional Architecture.  This is generally a definition of components, intended to be leveraged for reuse by organization, business, line of business or across the enterprise.
         o Security Reference Architecture:  the implementation of Technical Architecture components into a strategy, platform, or particular complex solution set, to be used as a model for other, like needs.  This is usually a set of components organized together.
         o Security Technology Lifecycle – the process of phasing in and out, technology and process solutions that improve the security environment.  Six phases ranging from researching new solutions to exiting old and failing solutions are defined.
         o Security Program Implementation Planning – the process of identifying high level scheduling based on priority and available resources, for solutions defined in the Technical Architecture.  Priority is generally established based on risk.  The program also helps in the planning cycles for budgeting, as it will try to take a multiyear view.


Corey Benninger
Intrepidus Group

Bios Corey is a Principal Consultant with the Intrepidus Group, specializing in web and mobile application security. He has performed code reviews and conducted application penetration tests for numerous Fortune 500 clients.

Prior to joining Intrepidus Group’s professional services team, Corey served as a Senior Consultant and Trainer at Foundstone.

Corey is a polished public speaker and has been invited to speak at leading conferences like Black Hat, OWASP AppSec, NYCBSDCon, Secure Development World and Infragard. In addition, his expert opinion has been published in industry publications like eWeek. He has also published several whitepapers on cutting edge security issues, like vulnerabilities in AJAX, and the security implications of web browser data caching. He is the co-founder and leader of the OWASP Mobile Security Project, a consortium of mobile security developers and experts.

Corey has an undergraduate degree from Boston University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Richard Stallman

14:00 - ?

Happy hour and networking opps

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Center for Strategic Information Technology and Security

Integral Business Solutions

Conference space provided courtesy of the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology University of Minnesota