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FossCom CTF winners!

We are happy to announce that the FOSSCOM CTF winners Kostas Spentzas and Viki Sagani will get a free ticket for the conference.

First round of accepted talks

The first round of accepted presentations is online and you can find it here. The list is to be updated

Registrations are open

The registrations are now open dont miss the early bird ones! We would like to inform you that there will be no onsite registration. There are also special fees for students. You can find information and prices here.


Training is online

The training classes are online!

The OWASP Appsec Research 2012 conference is offering world class application security training courses for a variety of skill levels and interests. This year the available training modules address hot topics like mobile security and at the same time cover every aspect of software security: building, breaking and defending.

Here you can find brief descriptions of the available training courses as well as links to more detailed descriptions.

Hacking Lab events

We are now proud to announce an online OWASP competition using Hackademics Web Security

Challenges (Thanks Kostas) plus spice them up with more Hacking-Lab puzzles. The online competition starts *TODAY* Tuesday May 1st 2012 and ends June 17th, 2012. We are sponsoring a free

ticket to the OWASP AppSec EU conference in Athens .

Checkout the “OWASP 2012 Online Competition” and get more info:

The first users have already solved the some Hackademic puzzles. See the scoring here


What are the competition rules? Read more here


Winner Prize

The winner can choose one ticket to either OWASP AppSec US, OWASP AppSec EU or OWASP AppSec Latin America. Thanks OWASP for sposoring the prize! This is awesome.

The OWASP GEC and HL has the right to select the winner in case of

identical a) to d) levels. OWASP teachers, HL volunteers, Compass

Security staff are not allowed to play. Sorry for that, folks.

FOSSCOMM CTF winning team gets 50% discount when they register for AppSec Research

You have yet another reason to participate at the capture the flag event held in this year’s FOSSCOMM: the winning team will receive a generous 50% discount when they register for OWASP AppSec Research 2012!

FOSSCOMM is Greece’s top Open Source Community gathering event, taking place annually in a different Academic Institution each year.

CFP deadline extended to April 25th

The final closing date for submissions for the OWASP AppSec Research 2012 Call for Papers (CFP) is extended to April 25, 2012.

Visit the following URL to submit your proposal NOW for the July 12-13, 2012 talks in Athens, Greece:

Call for Trainers is out as well.

The Call for Trainers for OWASP AppSec Research 2012 is out! Check out all the details at

All proposals be submitted to using the CFT template.

The deadline for submission is March 30th. April 15th


Call for Papers is out!

The Call for Papers for OWASP AppSec Research 2012 is out! Check out all the details at or download the PDF version.

This year we are accepting proposals for presentations or demos as well as novel research papers.

All proposals and papers must be submitted through EasyChair (

The deadline for submission is April 15th April 25th.


Welcome to OWASP AppSec Research 2012

Hello and welcome to the OWASP AppSec Research 2012.

This conference is practically the OWASP AppSec Europe. Every two years we add “Research” in order to highlight that we invite both industry and academia to participate, share thoughts, knowledge and insight on application security.

OWASP AppSec Research is the European conference for anyone interested in application security. This year it will be hosted by the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens, Greece and will take place between July 10-13th.

The first OWASP AppSec Research conference was held in Stockholm in 2010.