Welcome to the OWASP Rochester Local Chapter
Welcome to the local Rochester chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Ralph Durkee
OWASP chapter meetings are free and open to anyone interested in application security. We encourage members to give presentations on specific topics and to contribute to the local chapter by sharing their knowledge with others. Prior to participating with OWASP please review the Chapter Rules.
The Rochester chapter has two mailing lists: one for announcements and one for general discussion. The announce list is for official communications (e.g meeting announcements, web site updates, etc). The discussion list is for general participation and everyone is encouraged to post. The announce mailing list can be found here. The discussion mailing list can be found here. You can also review the announce and discussion e-mail archives to see what folks have been talking about. Please make sure you are subscribed to announce to receive any last minute meeting info.
Meeting Dates & Location
Dates: The third Monday of every month, starting at 6:00 PM.
Types of events: Formal meeting (featuring a presentation) in odd numbered months, informal event (open forum with beer and wings) in even numbered months
- Mykonos Software has been graciously providing meeting space for our formal meetings. Mykonos is located at 220 Kenneth Dr, Rochester, NY (entrance from Lehigh Station Rd or W Henrietta Rd), near 390 and Lehigh Station Road.
- Beer and wings at Mac Gregor's Grill & Tap Room, 300 Jefferson Rd, NY 14623 Google Maps
Meetings Reminders are sent to the OWASP Rochester Announcement distribution list at least one week prior to a meeting.
If you or your organization is interested in donating meeting space please contact one of the local officers listed above. The space should be able to accommodate at least 15 people.
Please note that for informal meetings at Mac Gregor's, everybody needs to pay for their own food and drinks.
When: May 17th, 6pm
Where: Mykonos at 220 Kenneth Dr, Rochester, NY (entrance from Lehigh Station Rd or W Henrietta Rd), near 390 and Lehigh Station Road
Topic: New Techniques in Application Intrusion Detection
Speaker: Al Huizenga, Director of Product Management, Mykonos Software, Inc.
Abstract: Current solutions for securing legacy Web applications rely on a “lock-it-down” approach, similar to how IT security administrators use firewalls to lock down ports and servers. But applications are complicated, and it’s often impractical to create a rule set that tightly filters every app-level input. New alternative approaches to intrusion detection and response at the application layer are emerging. One key trend is to enhance the application code itself with built-in defensive logic. By instrumenting application code with incident detection triggers and dynamic responses, administrators can prevent application abuse before bad users establish an attack vector. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the merits and challenges of this approach. We’ll focus on specific examples, including the OWASP AppSensor project and the Mykonos Security Appliance.
Speaker Bio: Al Huizenga runs product strategy for Mykonos Software, a startup focused on new ways to secure Web applications from abuse. Al has 11 years experience marketing Web-based products and technologies. He is fascinated by how the same technology attributes that drive Web application adoption – openness, transparency, and ubiquity – also represent severe risk to the businesses that use them.
- February Meeting
Ralph Durkee presented a recap of the recent AppSec conference in DC.
Andrea Cogliati gave a talk on Identity Federation and Claim-based Security.
- Oct 29-30 2008 - Rochester Security Summit 2008
- The Rochester OWASP chapter in partnership with other Rochester institutions is organizing the third annual Rochester Security Summit Oct 29-30 during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This year we'll have a full day dedicated to application security and we are are working to bring to Rochester the best national acclaimed speakers.
Visit Rochester Security Summit Site for details.
October Hackerfest 2009 Introduction to OWASP Rochester by Ralph Durkee, Lou Leone PPT
May OWASP 2009 Key Management - One Perspective by Lou Leone PPT
May IEEE 2009 Introduction to OWASP, presented by Ralph Durkee and Andrea Cogliati PPT
January 2009 Paranoid Programming Practices, by Lou Leone and Aaron Witt PPT
May 2008 Database Encryption, by Ralf Durkee PPT
January 2008 SQL Injection and Dynamic SQL, by Andrea Cogliati ZIP
September 2007 2007 OWASP Top 10 Most Critical Web Application Security Vulnerabilities, by Ralph Durkee PowerPoint
October 2006 The first of the OWASP top ten: unvalidated input, by Steve Buck. PowerPoint
April 2006 PGP: Encryption for e-mail and web applications, by Ralph Durkee PDF
February 2006 Identity Theft, Phishing and Pharming, by Danny Allan PDF
February 2006 Secure e-mail, by Thomas Bullinger PDF
January 2006 PCI Compliance, by Pat Massey, Ralf Durkee, Maureen Baran PDF
February 2005 Insecure Storage, by Chris Karr PowerPoint
November 2004 Intro to OWASP by Ralf Durkee. Demonstration of SQL Injection attack and prevention, by Paul Cupo PowerPoint