Welcome to the OWASP Rochester Local Chapter
Welcome to the local Rochester chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Ralf 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
- Formal meetings at 1225 Jefferson Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 (near I-390) Google Maps
- Beer and wings at Mac Gregor's Grill & Tap Room, 300 Jefferson Rd, NY 14623 Google Maps
Formal meeting space is graciously offered by Bryant & Stratton College Enter the Frontier Commons plaza, near the Post Office. Towards the right, rear of the plaza is the PSC (Professional Skills Center) door, which is to the left of the main Bryant & Stratton entrance door. There will be a sign on the door indicating the room in which we will meet.
Please note that for informal meetings at Mac Gregor's, everybody needs to pay for their own food and drinks.
March Meeting Details
March meeting will be help on March 16th, 6pm at Bryant & Stratton College.
Title: 2008 Web Security Trends
Abstract: The presentation will open with a brief review of the OWASP Top Ten from 2007, followed by a review and comparison of 2007 and 2008 web security statistics. After this we'll review some recent high profile web site incidents and a few of the web site flaws personally discovered by Duane in 2008. We'll discuss how these vulnerabilities are easily exploited and how they are prevented. The presentation will be concluded by some industry web security predictions for 2009.
Presenter: Duane Peifer
Duane is CTO at UberGuard Information Security, LLC, in Avon, NY, were he provides UberGuard's customers with technical consulting and web site security assessments and penetration tests. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and has 15 years of Systems Engineering and Project Management experience. Duane is also the co-owner of UberScan, LLC, a startup software development company.
- 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.
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