OWASP Long Island, NY Meeting / Topic: Heartbleed
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Date & Time: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (ET)
- Location: TIBCO Software Inc. offices 200 Garden City Plaza #220 Garden City, NY 11530
- Free food and drinks will be provided.
- Topics: Heartbleed
- Heartbleed Abstract:
The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
- About the Speaker:
Tom Brennan has been a volunteer to the OWASP Foundation since 2004 when he founded the New Jersey Chapter after serving on the Board of Directors for the FBI Infragard program in New Jersey. The NJ OWASP Chapter later merged with the New York City Chapter in 2006 creating OWASP NYC Metro Chapter. Tom was appointed to the Global Board of Directors in 2007 by his peers and was re-elected by the membership for another term.
During his leadership within the OWASP Foundation, he has led many global and local initiatives for OWASP. Tom holds many industry certifications since he began his technical journey in 1983 including the (ISC)²® CBK / CISSP and many others.
Tom is also the founder of proactiveRISK