OWASP AppSec USA 2013 is in three weeks time from 18th to 21st November. This is expected to be the largest application security conference in the world ever.
OWASP AppSensor Project describes and provides demonstration code, for real-time application-specific attack detection and real-time response. The two primary AppSensor events during AppSec USA are being led by project leaders John Melton and Dennis Groves, and there is also a chance to contribute to the upcoming new AppSensor Guide:
- AppSensor 2.0 Hackathon code writing, John Melton, Monday 18th November at 1:00pm - 5:00pm (Sky Lounge, 16th floor)
- Writing and Documentation Review Session for documentation projects including AppSensor, Michael Hidalgo and Samantha Groves, Wednesday 20th November at 9.00am - 1.00pm (Sky Lounge, 16th Floor)
- AppSensor Project presentation, Dennis Groves, Thursday 21st November at 2.00pm - 3.00pm (Edison Room, 5th Floor)
The first, part of the conference's OWASP Project Summit 2013, will be an opportunity to work with John to help write code for the AppSensor 2.0 services model (REST and SOAP). Further details of the summit here and here. Dennis will be providing an inspirational introduction to using AppSensor, and the technical and business benefits achievable.
Additionally, core contributor Ryan Barnett is providing a closely related training class about using ModSecurity for web application defence:
Training at OWASP conferences is always to a high standard, but the courses get booked up very quickly.
Along with John, Dennis and Ryan, most of the other core project contributors, including myself, will be in New York for the conference, so if you want to ask any questions, please just track one of us down. Ask at the conference support desk where to find us.
Regardless of your interest in AppSensor, there are another 120 application security sessions available during the week. If you haven't already booked for the training or conference, you can still register, but don't leave it too late.
Update 11th November 2013: Documentation writing and review session added.