OWASP Portland, Maine


Welcome to the OWASP Portland Maine chapter homepage. OWASP Portland Maine is the Maine, United States chapter of OWASP, the Open Web Application Security Project.

The chapter leaders are Scott Brown, John Ellingsworth, and Tony Quadros. We aim to organize at least 3 chapter meetings per year.

If you would like to join or participate in our events and network with our community, we’d love to have you! Reach us via email at [email protected] and stay in touch via:

Next Meeting/Event

All OWASP Maine Chapter meetings are posted on our Meetup page. Please visit OWASP Maine Meetup for event information.

We hope to see you there!

Past Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 16 Middle St · Portland, ME Register on Meetup.com

We’re back for the first OWASP meetup of 2020! Once again we’ll be hosted by Guideline.

This month we have two of our members presenting for the group:

  • Keep SSH keys secret, keep them safe!

Why & How to keep your SSH keys on a Yubikey, and effectively use them. We will run through some of the benefits of keeping keys on a cryptographic device, and how to enhance your key security without degrading usability.

  • Intro to Reverse Engineering

Ben Mason (suidroot) will cover some of the basics of reverse engineering software and firmware. Ben will cover tools, processes, and some basic techniques used to investigate how to take apart a piece of software and understand what is doing.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Location: Guideline, 16 Middle Street, Portland, ME

Time: Doors Open at 6:00PM for registration, food, drinks and networking. Talks begin at 6:30PM.


  • Making Sense of GRC: context and strategy - Elliot Murphy

What is the difference between governance, risk, and compliance? Where does security fit in? We’ll discuss how all the parts fit together, and clarify some of the commonly confused terms. We’ll also review suggestions for confidently making progress inside a rapidly changing legal landscape. Presentation

  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography - A short introduction - Scott Ellis

What is it, how does it work and where is it used? Presentation

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Location: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., 1 IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, ME

Time: Doors Open at 6:00PM for registration, food, drinks and networking. Talks begin at 6:30PM.


  • OWASP JuiceShop Project - Joe LeBeau

Joe will talk about OWASP JuiceShop Project, including what is is, how to set it up, and a few different ways it can be used.

  • Wireless Security Concepts Using Hak5 WiFi Pineapple and Aircrack-NG - Matt Stroder

Matt will be presenting an introduction to wireless security concepts using the Hak5 WiFi Pineapple and Aircrack-NG suite to capture and crack WPA2 PSK.