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Welcome to the Austin chapter homepage. The Chapter Leader is Kyle Smith. See below for full list of all chapter leadership board.

Upcoming Events

OWASP Austin Chapter Meeting May 26th, 2020

When: Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 @ 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Online @ Zoom!

Title: Why is Organizational Change Management important in Cybersecurity for healthcare

Digital transformation in the Health Sector has been underway for many years and the issue of security has more increasingly problematic and costly to the healthcare ecosystem. New Innovations, legacy systems create the need to be more secure in order to protect your healthcare data. 2013 Presidential directive put healthcare in the critical infrastructure with other industries. Today with Covid-19 it is more necessary than ever.

Why it is risky not to have a change model to help accelerate adoption and awareness of a better cybersecurity posturing in healthcare and how culture plays an important role to address cybersecurity in healthcare


Hazel arrived in Austin under 2 years ago from the UK having worked in healthcare for over 16 years. She is a highly organised leader, consultant and advisor in EPR deployments in both private and government organizations. Hazel specializes in architecting change to support business transformation leveraging deep industry experience where she headed up ventures in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. She brings value to organizations by ensuring operational readiness, driving faster adoption, getting engagement from the right people to accelerate business change which delivers cost benefits in an efficient and effective manner. Her recent work here in the US has been in cybersecurity in healthcare working with Health2047 which is the innovation and investment organization of The American Medical Association where, Health2047 are transforming healthcare to better protect your patient healthcare data.

RSVP: Eventbrite

Zoom Meeting: Here!

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CANCELLED - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour, June 11, 2020

Businesses have begun to open up locally in Austin, and our venue for the happy hour is available for June. However, they are operating under limited capacity. Due to some logistic challenges with the limited capacity, we have decided to cancel June’s happy hour. We will evaluate in mid June for decision to have the happy hour in July.

We wish everyone to stay safe and be informed. More information on COVID-19 available at www.cdc.gov.

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When: October 27-28, 2020 (Pre-Conference Training), October 29-30. 2020 (Conference)

Where: Norris Conference Center, Austin TX

Limited number of Early Bird discounted conference tickets are still available. Get yours today!

Both the Call for Papers (CFP) and Call for Training (CFT) are now open. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2020. Submit your proposals today!

We are very much aware of the current concerns with COVID-19 and that an in-person event may not be possible. At this point in time we are continuing to plan for an in-person pre-conference training and conference, being optimistic that by October the situation will improve. However, we want to ensure we have alternative plans, such as making the training and the conference presentations virtual. With that in mind, we request that training and presentations be designed for conducting either in-person or virtual. If virtual, we will provide the necessary technical guidelines and assistance to trainers and presenters.

See the LASCON website for more information.

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