Our next meeting is this WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010. Pizza and networking start at 6:00 PM. Talks start at 6:30 PM. Location: Park Center Plaza #1, 6100 Oak Tree Blvd, off Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio. Click here for a Google Map! Open to everyone and free as always! Here are the list of talks and agenda items for this months meeting:
Into the Rabbit Hole: Execution Flow-Based Web Application Testing
Since the caveman first fashioned a spear humans have been using tools to make them more efficient and effective. Unfortunately, today’s analysts often misunderstand the role tools play in testing web applications. While tools can be quite good at mapping a web application’s attack surface there is still much human analysis that must be done to find the elusive defects that lie just below the surface. That human analysis is daunting and irregular … until now. The answer is an execution-flow-based approach to application security testing. By first understanding application logic and execution flow it is possible to completely map a web application’s attack surface, and therefore fully test the application. Along the way, we will cover the principles of data-flow analysis, application process mapping and building execution-flow diagrams (EFDs), which together form a complete picture of the web application and allow an analyst to uncover potentially critical defects.
Senior Security Specialist and Web Application Security evangelist with Hewlett-Packard’s Application Security Center (ASC), Rafal Los has more than thirteen years of experience in network and system design, security policy and process design, risk analysis, penetration testing, and consulting. For the past eight years, he has focused on information security and risk management, leading security architecture teams, and managing successful enterprise security programs for General Electric and other Fortune 100 companies, as well as SMB enterprises. Previously, Rafal spent three years in-house with GE Consumer Finance, leading its web application security programs.
A Survey of Security Certifications: Which Regex Should You Match?
The IT industry has long been a maze of myriad technology certifications, and the security industry is no different. CISSP, CISA, CEH, GCIH, OSCP…you’ve seen the letters, and probably even have a few on your business card. In this presentation, Chris will breakdown popular security certifications, categorizing them by both educational and resume-building value.
Chris Clymer is a senior security consultant for a Fortune 500 financial services institution, a co-host of the Security Justice podcast, and currently sits on the NEOISF board. He’s been working hard on his cert regex in recent years, current patterns matched include: CISSP, CISA, GPEN, and GWAPT.
This months meeting is sponsored by HP. Come early, at 6:00 PM, for pizza, pop, water and social networking with your peers. We hope to see you there!