If you are interested in security, identity management, and web standards; you won't want to miss the next meeting of the local chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in Hartford tomorrow night. The local chapter holds bi-monthly meetings on topics of interest in this space. OWASP is a community dedicated to promoting the development of secure code and supports the education of not only security architects, but developers.

At tomorrow night's meeting, Chris Winn, a Strategic Security Advisor at Microsoft, will be talking about CardSpace and de-mystifying it a bit. Chris will be touching on several fundamental concepts in the CardSpace..well.space and how it can help exert control of digital identity management in the enterprise and on the web. He'll be touching on:

. Using Infocards instead of usernames and passwords

. Identity Providers

. How CardSpace users can help users gain control over their own digital identity

.CardSpace and open, interoperable standards.

If this sounds interesting, you should consider becoming a member of OWASP and joining us tomorrow night. I'll be there, so please come and take a moment to introduce yourself. Here's home page for OWASP and the logistics for the meeting:

Agenda: Wednesday, June 11th 2008

. FOOD & NETWORKING: 5:30 - 5:45 PM

. OPENING REMARKS: 5:45 - 6:00 PM James McGovern, Chapter Lead

. CARDSPACE AND USER CENTRIC IDENTITY: 6:00 - 6:45 PM Chris Winn, Security Evangelist, Microsoft

. IDENTITY GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK: 6:45 - 7:30 PM Prateek Mishra, Product Manager, Oracle

. Q&A and Raffles: 7:30 - 7:45 PM We will be raffling a Microsoft Zune Player, Apparel and Books


For more Information: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Hartford