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Welcome to the OWASP Tampa Local Chapter


Anyone in our area interested in information security is welcome to attend. Our meetings are informal and encourage open discussion of all aspects of application security. We invite attendees to give short presentations about specific topics.

We have a mailing list at:

If you have any questions about the Tampa chapter, please send an email to the chapter leader Justin Morehouse.

The Tampa chapter is sponsored by GuidePoint Security.

Join the OWASP Tampa LinkedIn group here.

A reminder that CISSPs can earn 1 CPE credit for every hour of attendance at OWASP meetings.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 6pm to 8pm at Kforce in Ybor. Bill Church of F5 Networks will be presenting 'Inside Anonymous: Lessons Learned' and Stuart Hancock of DBNetworks will be presenting 'Protecting Against SQLi in Real-Time.' Abstract and bios for the presentations and presenters is below.

This quarter's meeting agenda is as follows:

  • 5:45 PM to 6:00 PM - Check-in
  • 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM - Protecting Against SQLi in Real-Time - Stuart Hancock, Director of Systems Engineering, DBNetworks
  • 6:45 PM to 7:00 PM - Break
  • 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM - Inside Anonymous: Lessons Learned - Bill Church, Field Systems Engineer - Federal, F5 Networks
  • 7:45 PM to 8:00 PM - Open Discussion Forum

Protecting Against SQLi in Real-Time - Stuart Hancock, Director of Systems Engineering, DBNetworks

Weekly, there are news reports of new SQL injection attacks on corporate databases throughout the country. While applications which are free from vulnerabilities are always the best solution, a better backstop is clearly needed. Existing solutions are unable to defend against this threat. DBNetworks will present its vision for a future technology which will protect against new and unique SQL injection attacks in real-time.

Prior to coming on board at DBNetworks as the Director of Systems Engineering, Stuart was the Enterprise Cloud Program Manager at Cisco Systems; prior to that, he held positions at Cisco as a consulting engineer and HPC architect, and has worked in the past for a number of startups as well as EMC, IPivot (acquired by Intel for $500M), Intel, and Wang Laboratories.

Inside Anonymous: Lessons Learned - Bill Church, Field Systems Engineer - Federal, F5 Networks

Lessons learned from F5 customers who have been attacked by Anonymous and survived. We will walk through attacks complete with logs and captures showing how the attacks arrived and how were ultimately thwarted. We will also share tips for tuning your systems during an attack.

Bill has been in the information security space since 1998 both as customer, consultant, and an engineer. He was dropped in the deep end of a dot com website in the early 2000s in the days of Code Red and Nimda and and had to learn security the hard way. Bill is a firm believer in "know thy enemy and know thy self", you can't effectively secure yourself if you don't understand how the bad guys think and operate. He enjoys long walks on the beach and a fine single malt scotch.

Meeting Location

We meet quarterly at the Kforce building in Ybor. The address is:

1001 East Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33605

Park in the Visitor spaces in the main parking lot that is off of East Palm Avenue. You will need to identify yourself at the security desk and ask how to get to Training Room B.

Presentation Archives

2011-Q4 - How Not to Build Android Apps - Jack Mannino - Presentation Slides here

2011-Q4 - Behind Enemy Lines: Practical & Triage Approaches to Mobile Security Abroad - Justin Morehouse - Presentation Slides here

2011-Q3 - Hiding in Plain Sight - Ramece Cave - Presentation Slides here

2011-Q3 - PCI Compliance 2.0 - Kate Mullin - Presentation Slides here

OWASP Tampa Day 2011 - PCI for Developers: Lessons from the Real World - Trevor Hawthorn - Presentation Slides here

OWASP Tampa Day 2011 - Top Website Vulnerabilities: Trends, Business Effects and How to Fight Them - Rinaldi Rampen - Presentation Slides here

OWASP Tampa Day 2011 - How to Defend the Universe from Evil-doers: A Guide for Software Developers and Security Teams - Bruce Jenkins - Presentation Slides here

OWASP Tampa Day 2011 - Analysis of Deadly Combination of XSS and CSRF - Sherif Koussa - Presentation Slides here

2011-Q1 - Real Lessons of Deploying Static Analysis in Development Groups - Jeff LoSapio - Presentation Slides here

2011-Q1 - Intelligence Gathering for Penetration Testers: Opening Doors with Metadata - Chris Patten - Presentation Slides here

2011-Q1 - Vulnerability Management in an IPv6 World - Richard Newman & Brett McKinney - Presentation Slides here

2010-Q4 - Nessus Bridge for Metasploit - Zate Berg - Presentation Slides here

2010-Q2 - Stealing Guests...The VMware Way - Justin Morehouse & Tony Flick - Presentation slides here

2010-Q1 - The New World of Smartphone Security - Trevor Hawthorn - Presentation slides here

2009-Q3 - Hacking the Smart Grid - Tony Flick - Presentation slides here

2009-Q2 - Open SAMM - Zate Berg - Presentation slides here

2009-Q1 - XSS Anonymous Browser - Matt Flick - Presentation slides here

2008-Q4 - Google Code Search : The pitfalls of Copy/Paste - Tony Flick - Presentation slides here