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OWASP Cambridge Chapter “Goats, Droids and Software Chains” Seminar

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OWASP Cambridge Chapter Goats, Droids and Software Chains Seminar

Tuesday 4th April 2017 17:30 20:30, Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB003), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Hosted by the Department of Computing & Technology, Anglia Ruskin University & OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter

Buffet & Refreshments kindly sponsored by Sonatype.

Presentations

Guest speaker: Bruce Mayhew, OWASP Webgoat Project Leader & Director of Security Research, Sonatype.

Biography - Bruce Mayhew

Bruce is the OWASP Project Lead for Webgoat, one of the authors of the SANS GIAC Java Security Certification Exam, and is Director of Security Research and Development at Sonatype with over 20 years of software development experience, 13 years of which have been focused on application security. He has performed code-level security assessments for hundreds of applications, created application security programs and training curriculums for large institutions, and has been a Web Application Security Course instructor for the SANS Institute. Previous roles include IBM with a focus on Static Analysis following the acquisition of Ounce Labs where he was Director for Advanced Security Research.

Abstract – “Webgoat”

In Depth Technical overview of OWASP WebGoat, a deliberately insecure web application designed to teach web application security and provide an understanding of security issues by exploiting real vulnerabilities, including Open Source libraries - the project started 10 years ago and has had over 1,000,000 downloads. There are currently over 30 lessons, including those dealing with issues such as Cross-site Scripting (XSS), Access Control, Thread Safety, Hidden Form Field Manipulation, Parameter Manipulation, Weak Session Cookies, Blind SQL Injection, Numeric SQL Injection, String SQL Injection, Web Services and Fail Open Authentication.

Guest Speaker: Leum Dunn CISSP C|EH CISMP MBCS, Redacted

Biography: Leum Dunn

Leum specialises in endpoint security and works for REDACTED in the East of England.

Abstract: “A day in the life of a script kiddie – pwning Android for the lulz”

This informal talk aims to demonstrate the sort of access an attacker of only modest skill could get to an Android device. Useful to anyone with an interest in security or who is considering a BYOD policy for their company. Very little technical knowledge is required and Leum encourages questions throughout.

Guest Speaker: Brian Fox, Chief Technical Officer, Sonatype

Biography: Brian Fox

Brian is Chief Technical Officer at Sonatype. He has extensive open source experience as a member of the Apache Software Foundation and former Chair of the Apache Maven project. Brian was a direct contributor to the Maven ecosystem, including the maven-dependency-plugin and maven-enforcer-plugin. He has over 15 years of experience driving the vision behind, as well as developing and leading the development of software for organisations ranging from startups to large enterprises. Brian is a frequent speaker at national and regional events including Java User Groups and other development related conferences.

Abstract – “Secure Supply Chains”

Today, more and more open source is consumed by developers. We saw last week when Apache disclosed the latest Struts2 vulnerability with a CVSS score of 9.8, that we need to ensure that we are consuming secure open source libraries in our software development processes - we should treat it as a supply chain. We studied the patterns and practices exhibited by 3,000 high-performance software development organisations, teams around the world are consuming BILLIONS of open source and third-party components. The good news: they are accelerating time to market. The bad news: 1 in 17 components they are using include known security vulnerabilities. This session aims to enlighten application security and development professionals by sharing results from the State of the Software Supply Chain Report -- a blend of public and proprietary data with expert research and analysis, specifically:

  • What our analysis of 25,000 applications reveals about the quality and security of software built with open source components?
  • How organizations like Exxon, Capital One and Intuit are utilising the principles of software supply chain automation to improve application security?
  • Why avoiding open source components over 3 years old might be a really good idea?
  • How to balance the need for speed with quality and security -- early in the development lifecycle?

Also listen to Brian talk about the struts 2 vulnerability announcement, how you can determine if you're affected, what you can do about it and how a secure supply chain would mitigate the risk.

Background

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit worldwide charitable organisation focused on improving the security of application software. Their mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organisations can make informed decisions about true application security risks.

The Department of Computing & Technology at Anglia Ruskin University is enhancing its curricula and capabilities in information security following its successful BSc(Hons) Information Security and Forensic Computing pathway. Establishing a joint professional networking group with OWASP concentrating on aspects of computing and application security is a key part of this enhancement. A key aim the department is working towards is developing a MSc Information Security specialising in Application Security and as part of this activity looking to develop and a local Information Security Student Society.

Agenda

17:30 17:45 Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian Winckles, Course Leader in Information Security & Forensic Computing, Anglia Ruskin University

17:45 - 18:30 Talk from Bruce Mayhew, Sonatype & OWASP Project Leader Webgoat"

18:30 - 19:15 Talk from Leum Dunn, Redacted, “A day in the life of a script kiddie – pwning Android for the lulz”

19:15 – 20:00 Talk from Brian Fox, Sonatype, Secure Supply Chains”

20:00 20:30 Refreshments & Networking in LAB006 (Kindly sponsored by Sonatype)

The meeting will be held in the Lord Ashcroft Building, Room LAB003 (Breakout Room LAB006 for networking & refreshments).

Please enter through the Helmore Building and ask at reception.

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus
East Road
Cambridge CB1 1PT

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