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OWASP Austin Chapter Monthly Meeting – February 2019

February 26 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Angular for AppSec Professionals

One of the most popular web frameworks is Angular. While you don’t need to become an expert in new JavaScript frameworks to be able to conduct successful assessments of Angular applications, knowing the fundamentals and building blocks of that framework can definitely give you an advantage during the initial phases of an application security assessment. This talk aims to introduce application security professionals to the basics of AngularJS and Angular applications from a security standpoint. We will also demonstrate how to dynamically debug Angular code from the browser console. This allows us to change the behavior on an application by manipulating Angular components. With that knowledge in hand, we can start conducting a more in-depth analysis of Angular based applications.  

Speaker: Alex Useche

Alex is an Application Security Consultant at nVisium and has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry as a software developer, security engineer, and penetration tester. As a software developer, he has worked with and architected mobile and web applications in a wide range of languages and frameworks, including Angular, .NET and Django. While his expertise is in application security, Alex also has experience conducting penetration tests of internal and external networks. In his previous position, Alex led several projects aimed at building secure coding and DevOps processes for a mid-sized consultancy agency, as well as automating security analysis tasks. Alex has a Bachelors in Information Technology and a Masters in Software Engineering. He has also conducted and published research on artificial intelligence technologies. Alex is actively working on developing security tools written in Go and participating in various bug bounties.

Food: Taco Deli. Arriving at 11:30 AM gives you time to get some food and find a seat.  We try to start the meeting around 11:50 AM.

Venue

National Instruments
11500 North Mopac Expressway, Building C, Austin, TX 78759
Austin, TX 78759 US
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