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Upcoming Events

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OWASP Austin Chapter Meeting May 31st 26th 2022

When: Tuesday,May 31st, 2022 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Title:Hack your APIs in 15 min or less

It is very hard, if not impossible, to secure something you don’t know exist. While security professionals spend countless hours on complex yet interesting issues that *may* be exploitable in the future, basic attacks are occurring every day with little to reviews. For example, a “dated trend” by effective yet lazy hackers is to search for API unknown by security teams, coined “Shadow APIs”, connect to these APIs, and extract data. While SQL Injection used to be the hack of choice, as a few simple SQL commands would either mean “pay dirt” or “move on to the next target”, the same can be said for Shadow API….Find, Connect, Extract. This talk will discuss one of many methods that are used in the wild to target Shadow APIs and export large volumes of data with a few clicks of a button (lines of code in python code :). Attendees will learn about a very basic yet non-so-obvious problem in securing data, and how hackers are using creative methods to steal large volumes of data.


imanshu Dwivedi is the CEO of Data Theorem, Inc., an application security company focusing on API Security (RESTful & GraphQL), mobile apps (iOS &Android), Cloud Apps (Serverless), and Single Page WebApps (SPAs). Himanshu has been an avid start-up entrepreneur since 1999, where he and 3 friends started the west coast office of @stake, an information security firm that was later acquired by Symantec. In 2004, Himanshu co-founded iSEC Partners, an application security company that was acquired by the NCC Group in 2010. Himanshu has several publications, including six different books (Mobile Application Security, Hacking VoIP, Hacking Exposed: Web 2.0, Hacker’s Challenge 3, Storage Security, and Implementing SSH) as well as the owner of one patent (Patent number 7849504). He has also presented at numerous conferences, including 6-time BlackHat speaker. Himanshu received a B.S. from the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota), where he was awarded the Tomato Can Loving Cup Award, which is given to the school’s top graduating student.


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TBA - Austin Security Professionals Happy Hour, 2022

We will be evaluating when to begin having in-person Happy Hour events. Be sure to sign up for the Austin Chapter mailing list to get up-to-date announcements.

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Tickets are available LASCON 2022. We will be back in person at Norris Conference Center with Pre-Conference Training October 25-26, 2022 and Conference October 27-28, 2022. Visit lascon.org.

LASCON 2022 Call-for-Papers is live – see Submitable

Chapter Supporters

The following are the list of OWASP Corporate Members who have generously aligned themselves with the Austin chapter, therefore contributing funds to our chapter:


Meeting Supporters

The following are the list of organizations who have generously provided meeting space for the Austin chapter:


General Supporters

The following are the list of organizations who have generously provided additional assistance for the Austin chapter:


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