OWASP Portland


This is the website of the Portland, Oregon OWASP Chapter.

We a chapter dedicated to the application security and information security of the Pacific Northwest. Above are tabs to various elements of our chapter activity. We host monthly study nights and chapter meetings, have a vibrant podcast highlighting our speakers, trainers, and people of influence in application security, an annual training day, and an ongoing mentorship program.

If you are interested in being more involved in our chapter there are links in our sidebar to our meetup, twitter, and linkedin resources.

Let us know if you would be interested in speaking or leading a study session.

Chapter Meetings

Study Nights

Training Day


What It Is

We’re in the business of helping people grow. Whether you are a beginner, and expert, or somewhere in between, we want to help you develop as a professional. Our mentorship program runs for 6 months. We work to pair you with someone who has experience or is interest in the same area you are looking to mentor or be mentored. It’s about relationships, hands on keyboards, questions, advice. A lot of the program is what you make out of the relationship we seed you with.

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in joining our next mentorship class (starting Jan 2020), please fill out this google form.

Resources to Help

Here is our resource guide for our mentorship program. It is very much a work in progress (and we would love your help if you want to throw some people hours at it).


Teaching Security, John Whiteman - Dec 2019

OAuth2-OIDC Single Page Apps, Jake Feasel - July 2019

OWASP Top 10 for Javascript, Lewis Ardern - Apr 2019

Breaching Cyber Security Industry, Ryan Krause - Mar 2019

Building Security, Kendra Ash - Feb 2019

Docker Exploits, Josh Farwell - Jan 2019


All of our podcasts can be found here.

Mark Curphey - Founder of OWASP - Security. Don’t Be Shy. Just Ask!

Chad Holmes - CMD+CTRL Web Application Cyber Range

Aaron and Ray - Application Security. It’s Really About the Code!

Ryan Krause - Some Good Advice For Those Who Want to Become Pen Testers

Patterson Cake - Overcoming Your Greatest InfoSec Adversary: You!

Adam Shostack - Threat Modeling

David Quisenberry & Ben Pirkl - OWASP Top 10 / Juice Shop Hack Session

Alex Ivkin - Container Security

Justin Angra - Intro to Chrome Exploitation

Community Outreach


Here you will find documents related to the governance of our chapter.


Month Agenda Minutes
January Agenda Minutes
February Agenda Minutes


Month Agenda Minutes
December Agenda Minutes

Our Committees

Chapter Meetings


Our Chapter Meeting committee is responsible for cultivating venues and speakers for our monthly chapter meeting.


  • Kendra Ash - Chair
  • Ian Melvin


If you are interested in speaking at a chapter meeting, having your company host one of our meetings, or helping out with this committee please email chapter-meetings@pdxowasp.org.

Training Day


The Training Day committee organizes the venue, trainers, volunteers, participants, and sponsors for our annual training day.


  • Katie Feucht - Chair
  • Alexei Kojenov
  • Bhushan Gupta
  • Philip Jenkins
  • Jeff Bryner
  • Derek Hill
  • Benny Zhao
  • Ivan Sidorchuk


If you are interested in leading a session at our training day, being a company sponsor, volunteering at the training day, or serving on this committee reach out to training-day@pdxowasp.org.

Membership and Community Outreach


Membership and Community Outreach promotes our events, learns how we can be a better chapter for our membership and local companies, universities/colleges, and like-minded organizations.


  • John Whiteman - Chair
  • Alexei Kojenov
  • Brian Myers
  • Ben Pirkl
  • Sam Lim


If you are interested in reaching out to our members and community please email outreach@pdxowasp.org.

Study Night


The Study Night committee coordinates speakers/trainers/activities for our monthly study night.


  • Allison Naaktgeboren - Chair
  • Ray Beorn


If you are interested in practicing a talk, leading a hands on small group training, or serving on this committee email study-night@pdxowasp.org.



The Mentorship committee helps match mentor and mentee pairs, recruit people to utilize our mentorship program, develop resources for learning, and check in with mentorship pairs.


  • Cara Tang - Co-Chair
  • David Quisenberry - Co-Chair
  • Sam Lim
  • Terry Tower
  • Radana Dvorak


If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee, developing resources, or serving on this committee email mentorship@pdxowasp.org.