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Welcome to the Portland, Oregon OWASP Chapter.

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Past and future event information can be found in Calagator or on our meetup group page.

The Portland OWASP chapter aims to hold a chapter meeting once every month. There is also an OWASP training day held each year, featuring workshops ranging in multiple information security practices.

Feel free to join us on Meetup, LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter for upcoming events!

OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is and open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently by volunteers and guided by the Handbook.

If you are interested in attending chapter meetings or otherwise getting involved, we strongly encourage you to join the local chapter email list. This list is low-volume, but acts as a great resource for local security information and announcements about chapter meetings.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Speakers / Venues

For our monthly meetings it would be wonderful if you would help us think of topics, volunteer to speak or help find a good person for a topic, or help us secure a venue capable of hosting ~75 members and guests.

Training Day

We need volunteers for Training Day every year to take tickets, direct people to classes, assist trainers, etc. Many people volunteer for a half a day and take a class the other half. We'd love to have your help.


Interested in being a mentor or being mentored ? Please reach out to David Quisenberry, our membership coordinator, to get involved. Focus of mentoring can be Public Speaking, AppSec Skills, Career Development and we will work to align interests of mentors and those being mentored.

Chapter Leadership

Chapter leaders take the initiative to make sure monthly meetings, Training Day, and mentorships run smoothly (or at least run). If you are looking for a more significant way to get involved over the course of a year this is a great opportunity.

We would be thrilled if you would like to come give a talk at one of our chapter meetings. Anything security-related is a good candidate for a talk and will likely draw an interested audience. Suggestions for possible topics for future meetings:

  • Integrating security into an SDLC
  • HTML5 security
  • Social engineering
  • Application Security Tools Review & Comparisons
  • Discussion starters for controversial security topics
  • Your experiences trying to implement a security solution
  • Security basics talks; introductions to secure coding practices

Our OWASP meetings typically draw between 40 - 75 attendees. Chapter meetings are a great place to do a dry run of talks you intend to give at conferences or just to connect with locals. Before you present, please be sure you carefully review the speaker agreement.



Docker Exploits with Josh Farwell



Building a Security Program with Kendra Ash



Breaching the Cyber-Security Job Industry with Ryan Krause



OWASP Top Ten For JavaScript Developers with Lewis Ardern

Coming Soon!

Your current Portland Chapter Board:

A huge THANK YOU to the other members of the chapter leadership team and our volunteers, past and present !

Chapter Supporters

Besides being funded through individual contributions and chapter memberships, our chapter is also supported through corporate sponsors. We would like to thank our sponsors for making many excellent activities possible:


Champion Supporters

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Past Chapter Supporters

Want to become a chapter supporter? See the OWASP Portland Sponsorship Policy for more information.

OWASP is non-profit, volunteer-managed organization. All chapters are organized by volunteers. By donating to your local chapter or becoming an OWASP member, you help support a variety of activities and events including chapter meetings, competitions, and training. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button.

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