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OWASP Toronto

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


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Upcoming Meeting, June 21st 2007

The next chapter meeting will be held on June 21st at 20the floor, 79 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5K 1B9 .

Application Security At the Enterprise Level


The benefit of conducting and managing business via the Internet is immeasurable. However, the risk and threat of cyber attacks is real. This often results in direct financial and reputation loss. Organizations traditionally concentrate on general protection measures such as encryption, access control, and network security. However, these general countermeasures have proven to be inadequate in protecting Internet applications.

The cost of securing a flawed application is far more expensive than building it securely the first time around. To remain competitive, organizations must understand and mitigate software security risks when they acquire, outsource, implement or host applications. This pressure stems from customer, business partner, and employee expectations of trust, as well as stringent security and privacy regulations.

This session will highlight the elements of secure software, and explain how organizations can effectively acquire, integrate, outsource, develop, assess, and manage secure software by:

• Aligning software security with business objectives and enterprise security policies
• Identifying threats and mitigating controls
• Integrating security with enterprise processes such as SDLC, PMLC, and quality assurance
• Assessing the security posture of enterprise applications
• Managing application security risks within the enterprise
• Implementing privacy compliant software

Presenter :

Reza Kopaee is a senior manager in Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk services. He leads the web application security and quality practice. Reza assists organizations across various industries in reviewing and building security capabilities into their critical software and the supporting processes.


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

Nish Bhalla (Chapter Leader)
Reza Kopaee


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

Identity Management Basics by Derek Browne