This talk is going to cover testing software from some of the most recent attacks using adapted open source projects. The topic sources come from a list of recent breaches published in his popular “AppSec This Week” newsletter ( These tests spawned from the addition of Apache Struts vulnerabilities to Nikto last year along with others that he digs into often. Bill will talk about changes he makes to Nikto and OWASP ZAP plus using AppSensor and Awk to detect problems.

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6:00 PM – Introductions, food, drink, and networking

6:30 PM – Presentations begin

The Location

Ikove Startup Nursery | 1330 Kinnear Road, Floor 1 Columbus, OH 43212

To enter the building go in the front entrance and it’s the end of the hallway to the left. Doors automatically lock at 5pm so a volunteer will be letting you in

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About Bill:

Bill Sempf is a software security architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. In his 20 years of professional experience, he has participated in the creation of well over 200 applications for large and small companies, managed the software infrastructure of two Internet service providers, coded complex software happily in every environment imaginable, tested the security of all natures of applications and APIs, and made mainframes talk to cell phones.

He is the author of C# 5 All in One for Dummies and Windows 8 Programming with HTML5 For Dummies; a coauthor of Effective Visual Studio.NET and many other books, a frequent contributor to industry magazines; and has recently been an invited speaker for the ACM and IEEE, BlackHat, CodeMash, DerbyCon, BSides, DevEssentials, the International XML Web Services Expo and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Bill also serves on the board of the Columbus branch of the Open Web Application Security Project, and is the Administrative Director of Locksport International. His company is Products Of Innovative New Technology (usually called POINT).

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