We are proud to announce the eleventh OWASP New Zealand Day conference, to be held at the University of Auckland on Friday, February 21st, 2020. OWASP New Zealand Day is a one-day conference dedicated to information security, with an emphasis on secure architecture and development techniques to help Kiwi developers build more secure applications.
OWASP New Zealand Day conferences attract a high quality of speakers from a variety of security disciplines, including architects, Web developers and engineers, system administrators, penetration testers, policy specialists and more.
We would like a variety of technical levels in the presentations submitted, corresponding to the three focus areas of the conference:
- Introductions to various Information Security topics, and the OWASP projects (Introductory)
- Policy, Compliance and Risk Management (Management)
- Technical topics (Technical)
The introductory talks should appeal to an intermediate to experienced software developer, without requiring a solid grounding in application security or knowledge of the OWASP projects. These talks should be engaging, encourage developers to learn more about information security, and give them techniques that they can immediately return to work and apply to their jobs.
This being an OWASP conference, the selection process for talks in Track One will give priority to those related to OWASP’s Projects, Tools, and Guidance (check out the current OWASP Project Inventory for more information). If multiple submissions are received related to the same OWASP Project/Tool, preference will be given to speakers actively involved as leaders or members of the respective project teams.
Technical topics are running all day and should appeal to two audiences - experienced software security testers or researchers, and software developers who have a “OWASP Top Ten” level of understanding of web attacks and defences. You could present a lightning, short or long talk on something you have researched, developed yourself, or learned in your travels. Ideally the topics will have technical depth or novelty so that the majority of attendees learn something new.
We would also like to invite talks that will appeal to those interested in the various non-technical topics that are important in our industry. These talks could focus on the development of policies, dealing with compliance obligations, managing risks within an enterprise, or other issues that could appeal to those in management roles.
We encourage presentations to have a strong component on fixing and prevention of security issues. We are looking for presentations on a wide variety of security topics, including but not limited to:
- Web application security
- Mobile security
- Cloud security
- Secure development
- Vulnerability analysis
- Threat modelling
- Application exploitation
- Exploitation techniques
- Threat and vulnerability countermeasures
- Penetration Testing
- Browser and client security
- Application and solution architecture security
- PCI DSS
- Risk management
- Security concepts for C*Os, project managers and other non-technical attendees
- Privacy controls