November 26, 2012
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Adelphi hosts Open Web Application Security Project


by France Fan ’14, biology major

On September 24, 2012, Adelphi hosted a meeting of the Long Island chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). OWASP is a global volunteer-run nonprofit organization representing the state of the art in secure web development. The project seeks to develop key industry standards, security recommendations, and specifications.

Dr. Kees Leune, Adelphi’s Information Security Officer and OWASP member, organized the event, which was attended by IT professionals from multiple universities and businesses across Long Island, as well as individuals who teleconferenced in. Jim Mancino, Vice President of Security at WhiteHat Security Company, presented on important computer programming techniques necessary to build secure web applications. Adelphi University is an Educational Supporter for OWASP and, in addition to the privilege of hosting chapter meetings, receives vital educational materials from the organization.

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