OWASP Chapter Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany July 31, 2024, September 26, 2024, November 27, 2024

Tags: Appsec, Owasp, Cyber, Security, Devsecops, Penetration testing, Threat modeling, Vulnerability management

Accepting Submissions

What is OWASP Frankfurt about?

The OWASP chapter in Frankfurt is the place in Frankfurt to stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity topics and connect with other professionals. Experienced speakers regularly present on various topics, such as penetration testing, threat modeling, DevSecOps, and vulnerability management, but also covers topics apart from application security - such as the daily struggles in the life of CISOs, red teaming experiences, and others.

The audience usually covers around 50 people from various industries with different backgrounds. From students joining us to start their careers in the cybersecurity space to security executives with 20+ years of experience, join us who want to stay up-to-date. The professions and technical backgrounds also vary, from hardware testing and looking at bit flips to policy-driven audits. We will always give our best to serve everyone with different talks.

The best thing? All chapter meetings are free!

Why should I submit a talk?

Speaking at the OWASP chapter in Frankfurt brings a lot of benefits:

  • You can share your knowledge and expertise with others. This is a great way to give back to the security community and help others learn about web application security.
  • You can build relationships with other security professionals. Networking with other security professionals is a great way to learn new things and stay up-to-date on the latest security trends.
  • You can promote your work. If you are working on a security project, speaking at an OWASP chapter meeting is a great way to get the word out about your work. (Please refer to the speaker agreements on the submission page, or the OWASP website: https://owasp.org/www-policy/legal/speaker-agreement.)
  • You can get feedback on your work. After your presentation, you will have the opportunity to answer questions from the audience and get feedback on your work. This feedback can be invaluable in helping you improve your presentation and your security skills.
  • You can learn to talk. This is the perfect place to learn to present and talk in front of others. The audience of ~50 participants is always friendly, eager to learn, and support every talk.

CFP Description

For presentation proposals, we ask for a short abstract and, if available, a preliminary version of the presentation. The detailed description should be no less than 600 characters. Please pay attention to spelling here and in the bio, as both would appear in the program as is. For each event (taking place every 2-3 months), presentations there are three openings:

  • Lightening talk of 10 minutes
  • Talk of 20 minutes
  • Talk of 40 minutes

Events are held in Frankfurt, Germany. Travel assistance can only be provided in limited cases. Travels from abroad are not refundable unless comparably cheap to local travel.

Each talk has 5 additional minutes for discussions. A preference for length must be stated in the CfP. Also, if you have a preferred meetup (if already planned/announced) at which you want to present, please include it as well. You can find a list of already scheduled meetups (if any) here: https://www.meetup.com/owasp-frankfurt/.

All topics related to application security are welcome, in particular:

  • Practice-relevant technical presentations
  • New research results
  • Client Application Security: Browser Security and Mobile Applications
  • Server Application Security: Containerization, DevOps, APIs
  • Cloud Security
  • Security programs for developers, testers, architects, and project managers
  • CISO issues, security management, and organizational aspects
  • Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Application Security Testing: code review, pentest, dynamic and static code analysis, fuzzing, …
  • “Hot topics” like Machine Learning / AI and IT Security, Web3, etc.
  • News about OWASP projects

The slides of the talks will be published under a free license on the chapter website after the meetup.

The OWASP speaker agreement (https://owasp.org/www-policy/legal/speaker-agreement) applies to all entrants. Short and sweet: Please do not use a company slide deck but a neutral one or one from OWASP. One slide can have the company name and logo on it. Please, no “marketing pitches”; neither on the slides nor verbally. Also, the slides must not have any non-free content. OWASP assumes no responsibility for compliance with third-party rights.

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