Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Their mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about Application Security (AppSec) to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies, and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.
An International Organisation With Local Teams
As part of more than 150 local representations (chapters) throughout the world, the OWASP Ghana chapter is being lead by Mr Ash Dastmalchi and Mr Hassan Abudu both which have years of experience in Cyber Security and Application Development respectively. The Ghana chapter holds free-to-attend quarterly meetings with an aim to address the need for raising awareness and educate the general public on cyber threats against software and application security. Since resuming their activity under the new leadership, OWASP Ghana has been growing from strength to strength, engaging with both local and international speakers.
Who Can Attend?
The chapter meetings are typically attended by wide range of professionals, students and security enthusiasts. They get to enjoy a variety of discussions, presentations and demo by both local and international speakers. As per policy, talks are objective, have an open source approach, and avoid references to any commercial offerings. This way the chapter can provide the attendees a highly neutral and unbiased approach to security that is free from undue vendor influence.
The Next Chapter Meeting
After a successful event at GIMPA, the next chapter meeting will be held at Department of Computer Science at University of Ghana on Saturday 16th of March 2019. Those interested to participate are encouraged to secure their place by completing a free online registration via meetup.com or eventbrite.com websites.
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