Dedicated Internet Security Researchers Worldwide Band Together in New York City at the Largest Application Security Focused Con

NEW YORK , July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OWASP Foundation ( www.owasp.org ) has posted their final speaker selection for their upcoming conference in New York City . The conference will take place September 22nd - 25th , downtown at Pace...


NEW YORK , July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OWASP Foundation (www.owasp.org) has posted their final speaker selection for their upcoming conference in New York City . The conference will take place September 22nd - 25th , downtown at Pace University, located at One Pace Plaza.

This application security world conference will be the largest OWASP conference ever. The Keynote Speakers for this event will include Howard A. Schmidt , Former White House Cyber Security Advisor, Joe Jarzombek , the Director for Software Assurance in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Jeff Williams , Chairman of the OWASP Foundation. Jeremiah Grossman , Robert "RSnake" Hansen, along with many other well known application security pioneers, will present new research, findings and solutions. This conference is limited to only 1,000 attendees, so reserve your spot immediately.

The OWASP conference is focused on making educators, developers, managers and security professionals aware of the new techniques in Hacking, BotNet and management of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) that are critical for industry standards and regulations such as PCI, ISO, GLBA, SOX, HIPAA and FISMA.

" New York City is the epicenter of the World Financial Industry. This makes it a prime target for attackers and the best place to hold the OWASP Conference. OWASP's contributors are focused on making people aware of the tools and techniques that hackers are using to make Cyber-Crime a multi-billion dollar a year industry," said Tom Brennan , OWASP Foundation Board Member and NYC Conference Organizer.

The conference is sponsored by many industry leading companies such as Imperva, IBM, WhiteHat Security, Cenzic, ISC(2), F5, Breach, Foundstone, Acunetix, AccessIT, Artec, Airtight, Art of Defense & Security University, just to name a few that will also be on exhibit.

Proceeds from OWASP conferences and their sponsors help fund many projects and grants, including industry leading publications as the OWASP Top-10, OWASP Development Guide, Testing Guide & Code Review Guides.

For more information about OWASP and this conference please visit: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_NYC_AppSec_2008_Conference.

About OWASP

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and open community focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security "visible," so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license. The OWASP Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization that ensures the ongoing availability and support for our work.

Media / Technical Contact:

Tom Brennan

tomb@owasp.org

973-795-1046 x112

SOURCE The OWASP Foundation