Welcome to the OWASP Sydney Chapter home page!
The OWASP Sydney Chapter was active in 2019 and is being rebooted in 2020. We organise local events throughout the year.
The chapter leaders are Ric Campo, Jack Gifford, and Sherry Liu.
We aim to bring together people from research, academia and industry to motivate, and empower others to pursue a career in cybersecurity. By raising awareness against discrimination within the workforce, we work towards increasing diversity and equality in cybersecurity.
We are committed to helping discover the next generation of cybersecurity talent. We aim to offer mentorship programs to educate those new to cybersecurity, and provide talks from industry professionals to showcase all cybersecurity has to offer.
We want to help you connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you are new to cybersecurity or a seasoned veteran, our goal is to build a community where everyone can openly discuss and explore current issues in cybersecurity, employment opportunities and more. By providing networking opportunities, we want everyone to get involved in the community and establish relationships with new people.
No cybersecurity summit would be complete without CTF events! We aim to hold an annual end of year competition where participants compete for a shot at glory and a cash prize.
Follow us on our socials to stay updated, we are on MeetUp, Facebook, and Discord.
Interested In Speaking?
We are always open to speakers who want to present a talk that aligns with our Chapter goals. If you are interested, please email your proposed topic, abstract, and brief speaker bio to Ric Campo.
OWASP Statement on Participation
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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.
Past event recordings will be uploaded to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKx3H-oNkly9cwKRpFziCag?view_as=subscriber
How To Become A Security Specialist
Date: 21st October, 2020
Special guest speakers Ricki Burke and Lukasz Gogolkiewicz discuss some of the challenges of getting into the security job market and overcoming them to land your first role in the field.
Ricki is heavily involved in the infosec community and is one of Australia’s leading cyber security recruiters. He is the founder of CyberSec People, where him and his team support organisations in hiring skilled infosec professionals.
Lukasz is a highly proficient security professional who heads up Corporate Security at SEEK. He has worked with some of the world largest banks and financial organisations, has worked with federal, state and local governments, presented at and organised a number security conferences, and helps mentor the next generation of security professionals.
OWASP ASVS V.4 for Startup Founders and Developers
Date: 22nd May, 2019
A short talk on the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) project and an opportunity to meet and get to know the local community. The primary purpose of the OWASP ASVS project is to standardise web application security verification by providing a basis for testing web application security controls and providing developers with a list of requirements for secure development.
A cybersecurity expert with an extensive application and cloud security experience gained as a security manager in the finance and startup industries in Israel. Hemi Gur-Ary specialises in security architecture, engineering and operations management.