Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2010 (Guest Post by Jeremiah Grossman)
Early last week I was a guest of the OWASP San Diego Chapter who invited me to give a presentation on the Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques of 2010. An audience of nearly 50 filled the room, graciously hosted by Websense, and was treated to a sushi and sake dinner while I described and demoed the last year's latest research.
For those unfamiliar with this top ten, every year the Web security community produces a stunning amount of new hacking techniques published in various white papers, blog posts, magazine articles, mailing list emails, etc. Within the thousands of pages are the latest ways to attack websites, Web browsers, Web proxies, and so on. The Top Web Hacking Techniques acts as a centralized knowledge base, a way to recognize researchers who contribute excellent work, and digestible way for the community keep up with the latest trends -- a look forward.
After the presentation I got the opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about the things in Web security that most interest them. Lots of chatter about where OWASP as an organization should be heading, conversations about the latest hacks in the news, what various Web security vendors are up to, and of course, several personal appsec projects. If you are in the San Diego area and interested in the subject matter, you should really consider attending.