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OWASP Toronto

Welcome to the Toronto chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Nish Bhalla


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Upcoming Meeting, March 14th 2008

The next chapter meeting will be held on March 14th 2007 at a NEW location. There will be two topics of discussion:

Comparing Web App Scanners - Case Study

Description: Andre and his TSS team undertook an evaluation for the acquisition process for an enterprise-class web security scanning product. The presentation will describe some of the objective (and subjective) selection criteria, the observations and opinions of the evaluation team, impressions of the selected tool after several real-world engagements, and the pros and cons of web security scanners in the areas of client confidentiality, of coverage, and of extensibility. Presenter : Andre Rochefort About The Presenter: Andre, is the Web Application Security Team Lead for TELUS Security Solutions (Former - Assurent Secure Techbologies). Andre who is responsible for National Practice Leadership for web app security within TSS and is a key developer on the NSS-certified Assurelogic Web Application Firewall product, and a co-author of our Secure Development Methodology.

Web Application Firewalls - Panel Discussion Andre and a couple of other security professionals will be part of a panel where we will discuss with the attendees the advantages and disadvantages of Web Application Firewalls.


Many thanks to Deloitte & Touche LLP. for sponsoring the location and food for these meetings.


We are always looking for speakers to present on their topic of choice. If you are interested please contact Nish Bhalla

OWASP Toronto Chapter Committee

The OWASP Toronto Chapter has formed a committee which would help with direction of the chapter. Deloitte & Touches' Application Security Group and Security Compass's Professional Services Group are helping lead this initiative. We are looking for additional members to expand our chapter.

Current Committe Members

Reza Kopaee
Nish Bhalla


Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings. These meetings are held every Second Wednesday of the month. We meet at the conference room at Deloitte & Touche. Beverages and snacks are provided.

Address and Directions to the meeting are:

20th floor, the TLC Room (signs will be provided on the floor)
TD Centre, TD Waterhouse Tower
79 Wellington Rd. W.

Directions to the meetings

OWASP Toronto chapter meetings are open to the public RSVP is requested by sending an email

Past Presentations For Download

The past presentations are avaiable for download from here. If you have any comments on the presentations please send them to us.

Basic Web Application Testing Methodology by Nish Bhalla Security Compass

Basic Web Services Security by Rohit Sethi Security Compass

Authentication Security by Hui Zhu