OWASP Aligarh

This is the official OWASP Page for Aligarh Chapter for Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
OWASP is a worldwide not-for-profit organisation focused on improving the security of software. With over 250 local Chapters worldwide and 45,000+ volunteers OWASP’s open community is dedicated to enabling organisations and individuals to develop and maintain applications that can be trusted. OWASP’s meet-ups, tools, standards, guidelines, documents and forums are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. The chapter leaders are Mohd Anwar Jamal Faiz and and Dr. Samreen F.

This Chapter will motivate our group members to inculcate the best and secure software development practices in their endeavors. Identifying CVEs and being prepared is the key. We welcome students, graduates, academics and professionals.

Social Media:

Google Group: https://groups.google.com/g/owasp-aligarh-chapter
Zoom Meeting: We will use Zoom or Slack for meetups. Use www.zoom.us and/or download the Zoom App.
Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/tcu-jqaq-ohk
Our Facebook Group:(https://www.facebook.com/groups/2795458137222902)

Owasp Aligarh Meetup Group : https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Aligarh-Meetup-Group/


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. All of our projects ,tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security.

Chapters are led by local leaders in accordance with the Chapter Policy. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP Project, independent research, or related software security topic you would like to present.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in our Projects, Local Chapters, Events, Online Groups, and Community Slack Channel. We especially encourage diversity in all our initiatives. OWASP is a fantastic place to learn about application security, to network, and even to build your reputation as an expert. We also encourage you to be become a member or consider a donation to support our ongoing work.


Mohd. Anwar Jamal Faiz is dedicated to introduce, advocate and broaden the knowledge of application security and tools to the students and practitioners in the North India and especially to the students of, but not limited to, the Aligarh Muslim University, India. We will hold talks with IEEE members, Industry experts, OWASP leaders, Faculty, Students and professionals in the field of Software development and Security practices.

Talks at OWASP Aligarh Chapter Events

Call For Speakers is open - if you would like to present a talk on Application Security, please review the OWASP Speaker Agreement and send the proposed talk title, abstract and speaker bio to the Chapter Leaders via e-mail: [email protected]

Current and Past events can also be seen on MeetUp Group Page Events: OWASP Aligarh MeetUp Page

Chapter Leaders

Mohd Anwar Jamal Faiz (2019 - Present)

SFC, SMC, APPM, AWS, Six Sigma
IEEE Young Professional, IEEE Mentor
OWASP Member, Application Security Designer
Blogger, Technocrat, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Researcher, Social inventor

Institutes affiliations/ course attended:
AMU, IIM-K, CBS Denmark, IIT-D, HarwardX

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Anwar Jamal is a young and socially proactive Secure Software developer, pentest enthusiast, poet and writer. He completed his B.Tech. in Computer Science from the coveted Aligarh Muslim University. He also completed the Advanced Program in Project Management from IIM, Kozhikode and a program on Leadership in 21st century organizations from the Copenhagen Business School. A published author of 3 books apart from in dozens of anthologies.

With more than a decade of corporate work experience in the top Software product and services companies of the world, freelancing, training and consultancy, Anwar Jamal has a good grasp over technology, branding, inter-personal skills and human psychology.

Currently working as Software Development Engineer II in Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company. I have also worked in Adobe Systems, Symantec and TCS. Involved in Development, QA and Business roles including but not limited to requirements gathering, brainstorming, POC, Scrum, development, automations, TDD, black and white box testing. Have extensive experience in Penetration tests, fuzzing, reviews, scripting, code coverages, bug fixing and monitoring. As a hobby, I do write. I believe in egalitarian principles giving everyone their share of equality, joy, peace, secularism and natural-justice.

He is published in dozens of anthologies -Mélange, Bhava-kalash, Pushp-gandha, Dilliwali, Kaafiyana to name a few. He is the author of the poetry book ‘Beyond My Lips’ published by Partridge Publishing, and a book of short stories ‘Sans Crainte’. His long Hindi Poem Satyashala, The House of Truths, a marvelous creation was published recently in 2019. In Literary circles, he is also known as Barbar Ghazipuri. With an inherent love for humanity and egalitarian principles, his works do reflect the social and human issues.

Social networking:
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toughjamy
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mohd.anwar.jamal.faiz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianwarjamal
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GhazalGah
Academia profile: https://harward.academia.edu/MohdAnwarJamalFaiz


W3LC Blog: https://www.w3lc.com/
Medium Page: https://medium.com/anwar-jamal
Github Repo: https://github.com/Anwar-Faiz
Sourceforge oInstall: https://sourceforge.net/projects/oinstall/
Job Puzzles blog: http://www.jobpuzzles.com/
Urduwala: http://urduwala.com/
Alexa Skill Store: https://www.amazon.in/Majftech-Anwar-Faiz-Good-idea/dp/B07XXXJCJJ
Featured Alexa skills: https://savemoney.es/uk/asin/Majftech%20-%20Anwar%20Faiz

Chapter News

Sunday, 26 December 2021

OWASP Chapter Talk Series - Crypto currencies and the Secure coding practices https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Aligarh-Meetup-Group/events/278656640/

Welcome new members. Panel discussion Plan new initiatives for Campus immersion.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Security & Pen Test Tools Demo with emphasis on Payment & bank Industry https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Aligarh-Meetup-Group/events/278647581/

We shall also welcome new members. Plan new initiatives. Membership increase brainstorming

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Security Issues in Financial World & Handling First in OWASP Top 10 - Injection We shall also welcome new members. Plan new initiatives. https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Aligarh-Meetup-Group/events/277499602/

11 April 2021

Cyber Crimes, Indian Law & OWASP - A Seminar by Industry experts and a Law PhD CYBER ATTACKS IN CURRENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REGIME: THE LEGAL RECOURSE AND PROTECTION. In Subsequent talks we shall discuss how OWASP can help developers mitigate these risks. We shall also welcome new members. Plan new initiatives.

28 March 2021

Discussion over OWASP Top 10 This event was organised using MeetUp - https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Aligarh-Meetup-Group/events/277128813/ During the webinar we will go through the characteristics of the Top 10 most critical vulnerabilities. A brief overview shall also be provided on how you can protect your system. New Chapter Leader elected - Dr Samren F. Agenda for next meeting finalized.

15 January 2020

Got access to MeetUp group and the page was all updated - https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Aligarh-Meetup-Group Planned PHYSICAL conference/webinar along with discussion related to Software best practices. We will follow Covid-19 protocol and latest orders by the local government.

15 October 2020

Planned conference/webinar along with discussion related to Software best practices. Focus on OWASP Top 10. This was potponed and happened on 25th october in online mode.

25 August 2020

The chapter details including the Facebook group and Google group etc is updated on OWASP site.

15 August 2020

First non-official meet of OWASP enthusiasts held. We decided to have a group meeting every quarter on 15th. This will occur four times in a year: 15th January, 15th April, 15th July, 15th October.

22 May 2020

Chapter Leader Voted in and OWASP was informed. The Page was updated. We got access to github and Mohd Anwar Jamal Faiz created the website for OWASP Aligarh.

20 May 2020

Chapter Access Granted and discussions with security enthusiasts.