March Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Fundamentals of Cryptography

Dallas Web Security Group – Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Topic: Fundamentals of Cryptography
6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

Speakers: John Lutteringer (LinkedIn)

Bio: John graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Computer Science – Software Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. His technical skills include a focus on predominately open source web technologies with Java + Spring MVC as the most familiar. Additionally, John is familiar with relevant technologies like HTML and CSS, Javascript, SQL, and also agile development methodologies, software development life cycle, software design, and design patterns. John’s background in web security comes from a combination of personal study and schooling along with a passion for learning about new technologies.

Abstract: Educational discussion on the four major cryptographic principals: encryption, authentication, integrity, and non-repudiation with background on the evolution of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography. Symmetric key exchange, asymmetric key generation, and hashing functions will be discussed in brief detail, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001

February Meeting Recap – Addressing Top Security Threats in Web Apps

Thanks to everyone who showed up. We had a great turnout of 17 people for our first meeting!

As promised, below is a copy of the deck and relevant links from the presentation:

Stripe CTF Example Exercises
Stripe CTF Exercise Walkthroughs

***Updated version of slides

February Dallas Web Security Group Meeting – Addressing Top Security Threats in Web Apps

Dallas Web Security Group Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

TOPIC: Addressing Top Security Threats in Web Apps – Examples from Stripe CTF
6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting

Speakers: Dustin Talk (LinkedIn), Josh Hamit (LinkedIn)

Abstract: Addressing security threats in web applications is a growing concern. As more and more businesses rush to implement E-commerce solutions, security often takes a back seat. This presentation will give an overview of the primary threats and quick ways to identify and address them.

Location:

The Colonnade
15301 Dallas Parkway,
Conference Center
Addison, TX 75001