OWASP Austin - Study Groups
Our Study Groups
|The OWASP Austin Study Group is intended to provide an organized gathering of like-minded IT professionals who want to learn more about application security. This is done through mini-discussions, demos, presentations, and series of meetings to cover more involved topics (i.e. book topics). Generally the topics will be participant-led, meaning that attendees will volunteer their time to present or lead a discussion, whether a one-time presentation of a topic they wish to review or need help with, or walk through topics of a particular chapter of a book being covered. There will still be OWASP leadership involved with scheduling and such, but the idea is to get a better “hands-on” approach to create a more productive learning environment. We learn more when we are involved.|
Current Study Group Topic
The Austin OWASP Study Group is currently working on OSINT using the book Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information and other resources. Book is available on Amazon.
When: The study group meets weekly on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Where: Due to the current pandemic, the study group is held virtually. Join the specific channel within Slack AustinOWASP (see below) to obtain details.
How to follow: Status of meetings and discussion of topic will be communicated through the Slack AustinOWASP. Following is the specific channel for collaborating on the topic:
Additional Information: If any questions related to the study group, please contact the Education Coordinator, Matt Pardo, matt (dot) pardo (at) owasp (dot) org.
Previous Study Group Topics
- “HacktheBox” study using various Capture the Flag(CTF) Challenges on HacktheBox.eu.
- “Windows PowerShell” study using the book Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (3rd Edition) by Donald W. Jones and Jeffrey Hicks (Slack #powershell)
- “Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)” study using the CSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All-in-One Exam Guide (1st Edition) book (Slack #cloud_security_study)
- “Certified Ethical Hacker” book
- “Visible Ops Security” book by Gene Kim
- “Metasploit: The Penetration Tester’s Guide” book by David Kennedy
- “Wireshark 101: Essential Skills for Network Analysis” book by Laura Chappell and Gerald Combs
- “Web Application Defender’s Cookbook: Battling Hackers and Protecting Users” book by Ryan C. Barnett and Jeremiah Grossman
- “The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws” book by Dafydd Stuttard and Marcus Pinto
- “The Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response” book (using Security Onion) by Richard Bejtlich
- “The Browser Hacker’s Handbook” book by Wade Alcorn, Christian Frichot, and Michele Orru
- “Snapshot - Reading and Treating People Right the First Time” book by Dan Korem