OWASP Washington VA
Welcome to the Washington VA chapter homepage. The chapter leader is Stan Wisseman
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In August, our talks were:
"Software Assurance and the Insider Threat" by Karen Mercedes Goertzel, Booz Allen. Karen is a subject matter expert in software assurance and information assurance, particularly multilevel secure systems and cross-domain information sharing. She supports the DHS SwA Program and the National Security Agency’s Center for Assured Software, and was lead technologist for 3 years on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Application Security Program. Karen was lead author of IATAC's the state-of-the-art reports in software security assurance and insider threats. This talk will combine the two topics.
"Protecting Your Applications From Backdoors: How Static Binary Analysis Helps Build High-Assurance Applications" by Shawn Hank of Veracode. Backdoors and malicious code pose operational risk to software at a level too significant for organizations to ignore. The common practices of outsourcing and using third-party libraries are making modern application development increasingly complex. As a result, it is nearly impossible for an enterprise to identify the pedigree and security level of the software running their business-critical applications and handling their customers' personally identifiable information.
Our next meeting is cancelled. See you in NYC!
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