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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

In July, our talks were:

"Comparison of secure development processes" by Ken van Wyk and "Protecting your Web Applications and Databases" by Mark Salinas. Let me know if you want the presentations.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be on 10 July from 6-9pm at the Booz Allen Herndon facility. Our talks will be:

"Comparison of secure development processes" by Ken van Wyk, KRvW Associates. Ken is a CERT® Certified Computer Security Incident Handler, as well as an internationally recognized information security expert and author of the popular O'Reilly and Associates books, Incident Response and Secure Coding: Principles and Practices, as well as a monthly columnist for eSecurityPlanet. Among his numerous professional roles, Ken is a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a course instructor and consultant to the CERT® Coordination Center.

"Protecting your Web Applications and Databases", Mark Salinas, Imperva. Databases contain the crown jewels of an organization, which means a possible break-in by insiders or outsiders. There are commonly used methods to attack databases. Defend against these, and your databases will be virtually impenetrable. Mark will cover the most prominent application and database security threats and how they are carried out. He will also show how to create a blueprint for implementing a comprehensive application and database protection plan. During this session Mark will provide a live Application and Database hacking demonstration of SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, Discount Cookie Poisoning and several other application level attacks on a web site that was created specifically for this purpose.

Pizza will be provided 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