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OWASP Washington VA

Welcome to the Washington VA chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Stan Wisseman


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Last Month

We skipped March.

On 26 February we had talks on:

- "Electronic Voting 2008: What Are The Technical Issues?", Jeremy Epstein, Software AG. This was a very interesting topics and led to lots of discussion.

- "Secure Development in .NET", Younus Rashid, Booz Allen Hamilton. Younus had to compress the talk a bit, but we had good sharing of DotNet security tips.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on 10 April from 6-8pm at the Booz Allen Herndon facility. Talks will include:

- SANS Software security institute and the GSSP certification. Ed Tracy is an Associate of Booz Allen. Ed has been very involved with the SANS software security activities and the creation of the GSSP certification which is the first of its kind. He is also very involved with OWASP, especially the Washington DC chapter. It will be great to have him join our chapter meeting.

- "Building Usable Security" by Zed Abbadi. Zed believes that one of the main reasons why application security violations continue to rise is the fact that many deployed security mechanism are not user friendly, limiting their effectiveness. Unless security engineers start thinking more about how to make security more usable, progress in securing systems will be limited. Zed, a long time participant of our chapter, is a Senior Security Engineer with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He has over 15 years of experience in software and security engineering. His experience ranges from providing security consulting services to building large-scale software systems. In his current role he is responsible for the security of all software applications that run on PCAOB’s infrastructure.

Pizza will be available for a small fee. If you plan on attending, RSVP so I can get you badge processing started.


To Booz Allen's One Dulles facility:

13200 Woodland Park Road Herndon, VA 20171

From Tyson's Corner:

1. Take LEESBURG PIKE / VA-7 WEST 2. Merge onto VA-267 WEST / DULLES TOLL ROAD (Portions Toll) 3. Take the VA-657 Exit (Exit Number 10 towards Herndon / Chantilly) 4. Take the ramp toward CHANTILLY 5. Turn Left onto CENTERVILLE ROAD (at end of ramp) 6. Turn Left onto WOODLAND PARK ROAD (less than 1⁄2 mile) 7. End at 13200 WOODLAND PARK ROAD