[Scottish] Dundee Linux Society Meeting the 8th DVWA

Arron Finnon afinnon at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 5 15:09:59 UTC 2010

Hi Guys,

As a trip down memory lane, i'm sending out the reminder for this meeting.

The University of Abertay Dundee Linux Society;

Are proud to announce that Tom Mackenzie of Random Storm will be
talking to the Linux Society on Thursday the 8th of April about Damn
Vulnerable Web App (DVWA).  DVWA has rocketed to forefront of its
competitors for its amazing talent of teaching web developers, ethical
hackers, and interested individuals how web application can be both
secure and insecure.


"The talk is going to consist of three sections.

The first section is going to be a brief introduction about myself, my
background and how I first got into this line of work.

The second section is going to look at DVWA which is an open source
web application created by Ryan Dewhurst and has been recently
acquired by RandomStorm LTD. DVWA stand for Damn Vulnerable Web
Application and was created as an aid for security professionals to
test their skills and tools in a legal environment, help web
developers better understand the processes of securing web
applications and aid teachers/students to teach/learn web application
security in a class room environment.

The third section is going to look at specific web application
vulnerabilities i.e. SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting, how they
work and how they can be prevented. DVWA incorporates a high security
level which will be used here to present what security should be in
place in that particular environment."


The talk is free and open to everyone, including non-students.  This
is a fantastic opportunity to get into grass roots security testing,
and you never know you may actually learn a thing or two.

Feel free to pass this around to anyone you think may find it of interest



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