As we move into 2016 and my second year as executive producer of OWASP 24/7, I want to give a quick overview of my objectives for the year and what you can expect from the series.
Funding of projects. Allocation of personal time. What does it take to get a project funded with limited resources? The OWASP NYC/NJ chapters are trying something new at the December 7th meeting: two projects will make pitches to a crowd of 300, with two angel investors in attendance.
In this OWASP 24/7 broadcast, I talk with Tom Brennan, event organizer, and the two people who will be pitching their projects. Listen in to see if this is something you might want to do for your chapter or project.
Here’s a review of the Shark Tank pitch that two people made on the actual Shark Tank show. Needless to say, it didn’t go too well.
Find out more about the December 7 event on the NYC/NJ Meetup Page
Credit: Music for today’s broadcast was provided by the George Cole Quintet. Here more at georgecole.net/
What does it take to put on a successful conference? How much work is involved? In this segment, I sit down with Neil Matatall and Richard Greenberg, co-organizers of AppSec California 2015. We talk about how they came up with the idea and what resources were needed to pull off such a successful event.
The OWASP AppSensor Project has just released version 2.0. In this broadcast we speak with John Melton, project code lead, on the latest features in the release and what the future looks like for the project.
About John Melton
John is one of the co-leaders for the OWASP AppSensor project and leads the software implementation. For his day job, he is a principal security researcher for WhiteHat Security, working in the SAST space. His background is in software and security engineering.
Moxie Marlinspike is the founder of Open Whisper Systems which is both a large community of Open Source contributors, as well as a small team of dedicated developers. Together, the members of Open Whisper Systems is working to advance the state of the art for secure communication, while simultaneously making it easy for everyone to use.
Moxie works on secure protocols, Android clients, and server software. He has been contributing to Open Whisper Systems since it was Whisper Systems, formerly ran the product security team at Twitter, started the first cloud-based password cracking service. He has also published a number of attacks on secure protocols like SSL and MS-CHAPv2.
He has been a keynote speaker at past OWASP and other security conferences.
The WebGoat Project has developed a free online tool used to test and uncover application flaws that might otherwise go unnoticed. In this episode of OWASP 24/7, we talk with two of the WebGoat team members, Rick Lawson and Jason White, about how WebGoat is being used and future plans.
More about WebGoat
WebGoat for J2EE is written in Java and therefore installs on any platform with a Java virtual machine. There are installation programs for Linux, OS X Tiger and Windows. Once deployed, the user can go through the lessons and track their progress with the scorecard
During a meeting at AppSec USA 2014 in Denver, the SWAMP team presented its case for working with OWASP to support a marketplace for security tools. I sat down with Kevin E. Greene from DHS S&T, Cybersecurity Division to talk about what SWAMP is an how OWASP and its various projects might become involved.
About Kevin E. Greene
Software Assurance Program Manager responsible for oversight and management of research and development projects focused on improving the testing, analysis, and evaluation techniques used in software quality assurance tools. In addition, responsible for building a Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) which will provide continuous software assurance services.
The SWAMP (www.cosalab.org) will serve as a national marketplace that will provide a collaborative research infrastructure to advance improvements in software development activities, as well as improvements in software quality assurance tools in the area of precision, soundness, and scalability.
Larry Ellison laid out his game plan for Oracle during the opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld and it can be summed up on one word: Security. While he talked a lot about where Oracle has been, its growth curve and the hundreds of applications now available as SaaS, Paas, and IaaS, the main message was this:
Security in the cloud is job one. There is nothing more important in the modern cloud than security of data.
With data retention doubling every year, the problem of security of that data is only going to get harder. Listen to the keynote as Ellsion outlines his plans for the future of your data and how he intends to make it safe. View the Entire Keynote with Larry Ellison.
The OWASP 2014 Board Candidate interviews are now on YouTube. I have uploaded them to the OWASP 24/7 Pocast Series and they should be in your feed if you subscribe to the series. As a convenience, I have embedded them below, where you can listen, comment or download for listening when you have time. — Mark
Listen to the interview with Jim Manico, Timur Khrotko
Listen to the interview with Andrew van der Stock, Nigel Phair, Abbas Naderi
Listen to the interview with Israel Bryski, Matt Konda, Bil Corry and Tahir Khan