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OWASP San Antonio Meeting: Wednesday August 19, 2009

The next OWASP San Antonio chapter meeting is Wednesday August 19th, 2009.  It will be held at the San Antonio Technology Center, 3463 Magic Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 from 11:30am – 1:00pm.  The presenters are Matt Burriola and Mario Flores from Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union.

Topic: Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)

Web application firewalls (WAFs) have gained considerable momentum as web vulnerabilities have grown.  WAFs now have a proven record of reducing exposures to web vulnerabilities by blocking malicious activity much like a typical firewall.  While WAFs help, it does take time to consider when a WAF is appropriate.  It also takes time to evaluate and implement the WAF as well.  Come listen to reasons why Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union chose a WAF and what they learned in the process.

Presenter Bios:
Matt is a Senior Developer on the RBFCU Web Team, but mainly serves the roles of Configuration Management lead and Systems Admin for the team.  Matt maintains the source control repository, application build and release processes, and QA server environments.  Matt also works on web infrastructure initiatives such as Web Application Firewall.  Matt has 10 years IT industry experience, including Java/web technologies, C, C++, Unix/Linux, shell scripting, and Symbol mobile handheld programming.  Matt has a degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Mario is currently the Web Development manager for RBFCU.  In this current role, Mario manages the development efforts for the online banking site and the intranet.  Mario also has a solid background in web security and has addressed issues with web application penetration assessments.  Mario has worked for RBFCU for 14 years and he has a degree in Information Systems from Texas Lutheran University.

Sodas and snacks will be provided.  Feel free to bring a brown-bag lunch.

Please RSVP: E-mail  or call (210) 572-4400.

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About Dan Cornell

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A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.
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