OWASP Cape Town
OWASP Cape Town is a local South African chapter aimed at reaching and engaging the local developer and infosec community. OWASP Cape Town holds regular meetups as well as gets involved in local conferences and groups, such as, BSIDES Cape Town.
OWASP Cape Town is community driven and we always welcome local people to get involved in giving talks and share how they are doing their bit in securing the web. Please reach out if you would like to give a talk.
Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings. In person meetings are held at various locations and times as indicated in the event details on Meetup.
During government instituted lockdown our meetings have been held online using Zoom. These details are also in the event details on Meetup.
Join Our Events
Please join our meetup group if you would like to attend future events. It is important to RSVP if you would like to attend as it helps us with planning the logistics.
The following is the list of organisations who have generously provided us with space for OWASP Cape Town chapter meetings:
Not all meeting slides are available but when they are they are generaly linked to in the Meetup event or Youtube video description. Some are available here:
Intro To Enumeration (broken link)
Intro To Metasploit (broken link)
Not all meetings are recorded and uploaded but those that are are available on our OWASP Cape Town Youtube channel.
Public particpation on the South African ‘Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill (B6–2017)’
During the public participation phase of the South African law-making process, OWASP Cape Town collected and provided many comments on the original ‘Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill (B6-2017)’. After a lengthy process the cybersecurity provisions, relating to intelligence services, were removed and the bill was renamed the Cybercrimes Bill.
Local Infosec Community
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Chapters are led by local leaders in accordance with the Chapter Leader Handbook. 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.