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With assistance from: WASC, NYM InfraGard, AITGlobal, NYC PHP, NYCBUG, NYC ISACA, NYC ISSA and Pace University you're invited to (2) days of Seminars and Technology Pavilion from the world's best application security technology minds, (2) days of hardcore hands-on training, all held at Pace University, located in downtown New York City at One Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038. Event Fees: $350 Members / $400 Non-Members / $200 for Students. 2 days of hands on training classes are also available.


OWASP NYC's conference offers tracks for security and development professionals interested in learning how to secure applications and enterprises as well as organization leaders who want to learn more about the state of the appsec industry and its trends. With two days of training and two days of sessions discussing cutting edge research presented by some of the brightest people in the industry, this event is a must attend for anyone looking to improve their information security posture.

2008 OWASP USA, NYC Conference Schedule – Sept 24th - Sept 25th

OWASP Speaker Agreement
Day 1 – Sept 24th, 2008
Track 1: Track 2: Track 3:
07:30-10:00 Doors Open for Attendee/Speaker Registration & Exhibit/Sponsor Area
09:00-09:45 OWASP Version 3.0 who we are, where we are.. where we are going

OWASP Foundation: Jeff Williams, Dinis Cruz, Dave Wichers, Tom Brennan, Sebastien Deleersnyder, Paulo Coimbra, Kate Hartmann, Alison Shrader & all local chapter leaders

10:00-10:45 Analysis of the Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID)

Ofer Shezaf

Web Application Security Road Map

Joe White

DHS Software Assurance Initiatives

Stan Wisseman & Joe Jarzombek

11:00-11:45 Web Security Education using Open Source Tools

Prof. Li-Chiou Chen & Chienitng Lin, Pace Univ

Http Bot Research

Andre M. DiMino - ShadowServer Foundation

MalSpam Research

Garth Bruen

12:00-13:00 Capture the Flag Sign-Up

LUNCH - Provided by event sponsors @ TechExpo

12:00-12:30 Cross-Site Scripting Filter Evasion

Alexios Fakos

Framework-level Threat Analysis: Adding Science to the Art of Source-code review

Rohit Sethi & Sahba Kazerooni

Automated Web-based Malware Behavioral Analysis

Tyler Hudak

13:00-13:45 OWASP Testing Guide - Offensive Assessing Financial Applications

Daniel Cuthbert

WAF ModSecurity

Ivan Ristic

Using Layer 8 and OWASP to Secure Web Applications

David Stern & Roman Garber

14:00-14:45 Critical exploits... let us count the ways

Jeremiah Grossman & Robert "RSnake" Hansen,

Security Assessing Java RMI

Adam Boulton

JBroFuzz 0.1 - 1.1: Building a Java Fuzzer for the Web

Yiannis Pavlosoglou

15:00-15:45 Industry Outlook Panel: Mark Clancy EVP CitiGroup, Jim Routh CISO DTCC, Sunil Seshadri CISO NYSE-Euronet, Warren Axelrod SVP Bank of America, Joe Bernik SVP, RBS,Jennifer Bayuk Infosec Consultant & Philip Venables CISO, Goldman Sachs

Carlos Recalde SVP, Lehman Brothers Mahi Dontamsetti Moderator

Wild Wild Web on Security Planet

Mano Paul

Multidisciplinary Bank Attacks

Gunter Ollmann

16:00-16:45 OWASP Enterprise Security API (ESAPI) Project

Jeff Williams

Shootout @ Blackbox Corral

Larry Suto

Case Studies: Exploiting application testing tool deficiencies via "out of band" injection

Vijay Akasapu & Marshall Heilman

17:00-17:45 Threading the Needle:

Bypassing web application/service security controls using Encoding, Transcoding, Filter Evasion, and other Canonicalization Attacks Arian Evans

Shhhh Don’t Tell Anybody

Petko D. Petkov

w3af - A Framework to own the web

Andres Riancho

18:00-18:45 OWASP Live CD

Joshua Perrymon

Coding Secure w/PHP

Hans Zaunere

Payment Card Data Security and the new Enterprise Java

Dr. B. V. Kumar & Mr. Abhay Bhargav

20:00-23:00 OWASP NYC AppSec 2008 VIP Party

Location: TBD

Day 2 – Sept 25th, 2008
08:00-10:00 BREAKFAST - Provided by event sponsors @ TechExpo
08:00-08:45 Software Development: The Last Security Frontier

W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, CNSS and former Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of the Interior Executive Director and member of the Board of Directors, (ISC)²

Best Practices Guide: Web Application Firewalls

Alexander Meisel

The Good The Bad and The Ugly - Pen Testing VS. Source Code Analysis

Thomas Ryan & Steve Antoniewicz

09:00-09:45 APPSEC Red/Tiger Team Projects

Chris Nickerson

OWASP "Google Hacking" Project

Christian Heinrich

OWASP Web Services Top Ten

Gunnar Peterson

10:00-10:45 Lets talk about OWASP....

Dinis Cruz

"Help Wanted" 7 Things You Need to Know APPSEC/INFOSEC Employment

Lee Kushner

Industry Analyst with Forrester Research

Chenxi Wang

11:00-11:45 CLASP (Comprehensive, Lightweight Application Security Process)

Pravir Chandra

Next Generation Cross Site Scripting Worms

Arshan Dabirsiaghi

Secure Software Impact

Jack Danahy

12:00-12:45 Security in Agile Development

Dave Wichers

Security of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

James Landis

Open Reverse Benchmarking Project

Marce Luck & Tom Stracener

12:00-13:00 Capture the Flag Status

LUNCH - Provided @ TechExpo

13:00-13:45 Security Research Report

Dinis Cruz

Get Rich or Die Trying - Making Money on The Web, The Black Hat Way

Trey Ford, Tom Brennan, Jeremiah Grossman

Lotus Notes/Domino Web Application Security

Jian Hui Wang

14:00-14:45 Practical Advanced Threat Modeling

John Steven

The Owasp Orizon Project: towards version 1.0

Paolo Perego

Building Usable Security

Zed Abbadi

15:00-15:45 Input validation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Johan Peeters

Off-shoring Application Development? Security is Still Your Problem

Rohyt Belani

NIST SAMATE Static Analysis Tool Exposition (SATE)

Vadim Okun

16:00-16:45 Vulnerabilities in application interpreters and runtimes

Erik Cabetas

Flash Parameter Injection (FPI)

Ayal Yogev & Adi Sharabani

Mastering PCI Section 6.6

Taylor McKinley and Jacob West

17:00-17:45 Wizdom of Crowds / CTF Awards & Raffles
18:30-19:30 OWASP Foundation, Chapter Leader Meeting


Technology Pavilion - September 24th and 25th

Want to see the latest offerings from technology product and service firms, visit the Technology Pavilion. On September 24th and 25th. 2 full days of exhibits by service providers and manufacturers from around the world.

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CPE Credits

Much of the content is eligible for CPE credits. Please check with your institution regarding specific requirements.

The CISM cpe policy ( states:

One continuing professional education hour is earned for each fifty minutes of active participation (excluding lunches and breaks) in a professional educational activity. Continuing professional education hours are only earned in full-hour increments and rounding must be down. For example, a CISA who attends an eight-hour presentation (480 minutes) with 90 minutes of breaks will earn seven (7) continuing professional education hours.

Activities that qualify for CPE must be directly applicable to the management, design or assessment of an enterprise's information security as per the CISM job practice"

Earn (ISC)2 CPE Credits at 2008 OWASP USA, NYC

Attendance at the 2008 OWASP NYC Training Courses or Conferences will earn you Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits as follows: Training Courses: September 22-23, 2008 • 16 CPE units for 2 days of training (Monday - Tuesday) • 8 CPE units for 1 day of training (Monday or Tuesday Only) Conferences: September 24-25, 2008 Earn 1 CPE per hour of conference attendance

OWASP NYC AppSec 2008 Training Courses - September 22nd and 23rd, 2008

T1. Defensive Programming - 2-Days - $1350
This class will teach you how to program defensively. A must for developers, managers, testers and security professionals. Learn the latest techniques to build attack resistant code, protect from current and future vulnerabilities and how to secure an application from both implementation bugs and design flaws. The instructor Pravir Chandra is well known security expert, project lead for OWASP CLASP project and former co-founder & CTO of secure software Learn More Here

Instructor: Jason Rouse, Technical Manager, Cigital_OWASP.GIF

T2. Secure Coding for Java EE - 2-Days - $1350
This course is similar to Aspect's Building and Testing Secure Web Applications except it includes a significant amount of Java focused content, including:
  1. Java EE security overview,
  2. All coding examples and recommendations are specifically focused on Java and Java servers, and
  3. 3 additional hands on coding labs where the students find and then fix security vulnerabilities in a Java EE application developed for the class.

Learn More Here

Instructor: Dave Wichers: Aspect_logo.gif

T3. Web Services and XML Security - 2-Days - $1350
The movement towards Web Services and Service Oriented architecture (SOA) paradigms requires new security paradigms to deal with new risks posed by these architectures. This session takes a pragmatic approach towards identifying Web Services security risks and selecting and applying countermeasures to the application, code, web servers, databases, application, and identity servers and related software. Learn More Here

Instructor: Gunnar Peterson Arctec.jpg

T4. Advanced Web Application Security Testing - 2-Days - $1350
Course Overview While all developers need to know the basics of web application security testing, application security specialists will want to know all the advanced techniques for finding and diagnosing security problems in applications. Aspect’s Advanced Web Application Security Testing training is based on a decade of work verifying the security of critical applications. The course is taught by an experienced application security practitioner in an interactive manner. Learn More Here

Instructor: Eric Sheridan: Aspect_logo.gif

T5. Leading the Development of Secure Applications 1-Day - Sept 22nd- $675
In this one-day management session you’ll get the answers to the ten key questions that most CIOs and development managers face when trying to improve security in the development process. The course provides proven techniques and valuable lessons learned that can be applied to projects at any phase of their application’s lifecycle. Learn More Here

Instructor: John Pavone: Aspect_logo.gif

T6. Building Secure Rich Internet Applications 1-Day - Sept 23rd- $675
Rich Internet applications using technologies like Ajax, Flash, ActiveX, and Java Applets require special attention to secure. This one day training addresses the special issues that arise in this type of application development. Learn More Here

Instructor: Arshan Dabirsiaghi: Aspect_logo.gif

T8. Writing Secure Code ASP.NET - 2-Days - $1350
Understand the key security features of the .NET platform, the common web security pitfalls developers make, and how to build secure and reliable web applications using ASP.NET. Students are lead through hands on code examples that highlight issues and prescribe solutions. Learn More Here

The instructors are Foundstone's Technical Director, Rudolph Araujo and Foundstone's Professional Services Conlultant, Alex Smolen. Foundstone.jpg



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