To my North Carolina readers, I wanted to share an upcoming event with you. OWASP NC is hosting Jim Tiller to come share details about the Cloud Security Alliance. This is great opportunity to get some great information locally. The CSA is led by an amazing group of people, several of which I’m happy to say are friends and colleagues in the security industry.

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 6:00pm
OWASP NC Monthly Meeting
CFCU Offices, Raleigh, NC
Event page OWASP Meetup Page

Meeting details from the OWASP Meetup Page

Aside from picking up where we should have left off last time with some Capture the Flag exercises, Jim Tiller, Vice President of Security North American for BT Global Services will be presenting on the Cloud Security Alliance. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to learn what the CSA is all about, and hopefully discuss some challenges that Cloud Computing brings to Web Application Security and what is being done.

We look forward to everyone making it out, and please invite your friends and colleagues.

As always, there will be beer!

About the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a non-profit organization formed to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

The Cloud Security Alliance is comprised of many subject matter experts from a wide variety disciplines, united in our objectives:

  • Promote a common level of understanding between the consumers and providers of cloud computing regarding the necessary security requirements and attestation of assurance.
  • Promote independent research into best practices for cloud computing security.
  • Launch awareness campaigns and educational programs on the appropriate uses of cloud computing and cloud security solutions.
  • Create consensus lists of issues and guidance for cloud security assurance.


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license.

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Author, speaker, and recognized authority on network and wireless security architectures, Jennifer (JJ) Minella helps organizations solve technical problems and align teams.

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