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Open Security Foundation & Midnight Research Labs

Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 11:55 PM (EDT)


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Type Remaining End Quantity
Morning Time Slot (8am - 1:00pm) 4 Tickets Ended Free  
Afternoon Time Slot (1:00pm - 6:00pm) 6 Tickets Ended Free  
Evening Time Slot (6pm - midnight, eek) 10 Tickets Ended Free  

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Event Details

Join the Open Security Foundation for pizza and drinks, and help us improve the quality of the OSVDB and DataLossDB datasets.  We'll show you how to "mangle" vulnerabilities, data loss incidents, FOIA request documents, legal documents, and more.  In the process you'll learn, eat, and drink, and hopefully make some positive enhancements to both data sets for the benefit of the Information Security community.

Don't feel like mangling?  Sit with the lead developer and help write API bindings, or suggest improvements and see them implemented.  Help us help, well...everyone!


Some simple rules:

  • If you show up, you mangle or you code.  This isn't a free lunch! :)
  • Clothing is not optional (even for Lyger)



Tickets are broken up into 5-6 hour sessions.  If you intend to spend the whole day, go ahead and get a ticket for each slot.  Space is limited, so please take up only what you need, and if your plans change, please let us know so that we can cancel your ticket and free up the slot for someone else.


Food and Drink:

Voltage Security is sponsoring the event, and providing food and drink!


What to Bring:

A laptop is a must.


About OSVDB:

OSVDB is an independent and open source database created by and for the security community. The goal of the project is to provide accurate, detailed, current, and unbiased technical information on security vulnerabilities. The project will promote greater, more open collaboration between companies and individuals, eliminate redundant works, and reduce expenses inherent with the development and maintenance of in-house vulnerability databases.


About DataLossDB:

DataLossDB is a research project aimed at documenting known and reported data loss incidents world-wide. The effort is now a community one, and with the move to Open Security Foundation's DataLossDB.org, asks for contributions of new incidents and new data for existing incidents.


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When & Where

Midnight Research Labs
30 Dane St.
Somerville, MA 02143

Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 8:00 AM to 11:55 PM (EDT)

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Open Security Foundation & Midnight Research Labs


Open Security Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public organization founded and operated by information security enthusiasts.

We exist to empower all types of organizations by providing knowledge and resources so that they may properly detect, protect, and mitigate information security risks.


Midnight Research Labs Boston is a hacker space created with an emphasis
on software, network, and system security. MRLB hosts public talks as
well as a monthly open house on the first Thursday of each month, and is
located near Union Square in Somerville, MA. Membership dues are $50 per
month, which includes 24/7 access to the facility. For more information,
visit http://boston.midnightresearch.com/.

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