This is to remind everyone that if you plan to attend the OWASP conference
next week, you need to register by COB this Thursday the 8th, so we can let
eBay security know on Friday who is attending.


Thanks! And hope to see many of you there.




From: Dave Wichers 
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 9:46 AM
Subject: OWASP & WASC AppSec 2007 Conference - Nov 12-15 - San Jose, CA


OWASP and WASC have agreed to join forces this year to put together an
incredible AppSec 2007 Conference for the application security community,
Nov. 12-15 in San Jose. A huge concentration of industry leading experts
will be in attendance presenting high quality web application security
content. AppSec 2007 offers a unique opportunity for security professionals,
software developers, and IT managers to get up to speed on the latest and
greatest attack techniques, defense strategies, and industry trends in an
atmosphere of peers. The conference format and venue is also perfect for
networking and sharing experiences with others that are down in the


Full details on the conference are available at:


There are many new firsts to this conference that I wanted to mention:


1)      This is the first joint OWASP and WASC AppSec Conference

2)      eBay is hosting this conference, which is the first conference being
hosted at a company facility. (Thank you eBay)

3)      Web Services Security Track: A 3rd track has been added on Day 1 for
this topic, which is an important area for OWASP to get involved with (and
it is)

Details on this track are available at:

4)      Tutorials: The tutorials session has been expanded to 2 full days
and we have five 2-day tutorials this time on Nov 12-13:

a.       Building and Testing Secure Web Applications

b.      Secure Coding for Java EE

c.       Secure Coding .NET Web Applications

d.      Web Services and XML Security

e.      Leveraging OWASP Tools and Documents to Secure Your Enterprise (Our
first OWASP specific tutorial!! - Taught by our Chief Evangelist - Dinis

f.        ModSecurity Tutoral (NEW!!)

Tutorial details are available at:

5)      A Technology Expo has been introduced. Vendors of application
security products and managed services will be demonstrating their wares for
the first time at an OWASP conference on Nov 13 and Nov 14.

Tech Expo info is available at:

If you are a vendor interested in participating in the expo, more details
are here: 

6)      New Social Events! - Breach is going to again have a cocktail party.
This time its Nov 13. OWASP has its dinner on Nov 14. The OWASP Band!! Is
also playing on Nov 14 (Check with Dinis for details). Microsoft has now
joined in and is having a closing cocktail party on Nov 15 that is being
cosponsored by Aspect Security.


I hope to see you there!


Thanks, Dave


Dave Wichers

OWASP Conferences Chair




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