About the Conference / What You Need To Know

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Los Angeles Chapter is teaming up with the Orange County, Santa Barbara and San Diego chapters to bring you the Fourth Annual AppSec California.

The event is a one of a kind experience for information security professionals, developers, pentesters, and QA and testing professionals, as they gather at the beach from around the world to learn and share knowledge and experiences about secure systems and secure development methodologies.

A full day of training on various subjects by expert trainers kicks off the conference on January 23rd. World renowned speakers follow on days two and three.

A great Opening Reception on January 24th spills onto the beautiful deck of the landmark Marion Davies House on day two, as conference goers network, drink, and eat as they listen to the waves and make new friends under the stars.

New friendships will be born, new techniques for securing your environments and applications will be shared, as you become inspired by your peers.

So, ask yourself: “Do I want to go to the office, or would I rather go to the beach for three days? “ If you live in the north, would you rather try to dig your car out some fine January mornings, or go to the beach? Go ahead, make your day!


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in Santa Monica


Venue / Where's it At?

The event takes place January 23-25 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in California, on  Santa Monica State Beach, a 3 mile long stretch of beach covering 245 acres of sand along Santa Monica Bay. 

Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402

There are three separate conference buildings on the property, with lots of outdoor space for you to relax during breaks and network with your peers as you watch the ocean, pelicans, and volleyball players. There will be tents set up with lots of sponsor booths where you can discuss projects and possible solutions with various companies. There will be lots of outdoor seating so you can have those business meetings in a fantastic setting.

The 5-acre oceanfront site was originally developed during the Gold Coast era of the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms and an ornate marble swimming pool. It was a hot spot, with Hearst and Davies entertaining luminaries from the Hollywood set, such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and other stars of the day.


From Los Angeles: Take the 10 West, which will become Pacific Coast Highway when it reaches the beach. At the second traffic light, Beach House Way, turn left into the parking lot.
From Malibu: Take Pacific Coast Highway south. Turn right at Beach House Way, into the parking lot.
From Santa Monica (downtown): Head west towards Ocean Ave. Turn left at Ocean Ave. Turn right at Moomat Ahiko Way (after Colorado/pier entrance) see signs for Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left at Beach House Way into parking lot.

Special Rates at the Hampton Inn & Suites (Santa Monica)

Book Directly at Hilton.com/SMOCA  Click on “Add special rate codes” and enter code “OWA

Room rate per night is $218 plus applicable tax. Parking is $21 per night if you use hotel parking.

Nice view

Register / You Really Do Want to Come to the Beach!


Four Concurrent Tracks with World class Speakers!

Training / Training Kicks Off the Conference on January 23rd

TBD Training Class 1
TBD Training Class 2
TBD Training Class 3
TBD Training Class 4

CFP / Call for Presentations

CTF / Do Bad Things, For The Right Reasons




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Other Sponsors

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Who Should Attend? / Those That Should Attend!

/ Application Developers

/ Chief Information Officers

/ Pentesters

/ Security Managers and Staff

/ Staff Responsible for IT Security Governance

/ Application Testers and Quality Assurance

/ Chief Information Security Officers

/ Auditors

/ Executives

/ IT Professionals Interesting in Improving IT Security

/ Application Project Management and Staff

/ Chief Technology Officers

/ Staff Responsible for IT Security Oversight and Compliance

/ Managers

Organizers / 2017 Organizers

/ Richard Greenberg, Conference Chair

/ Jimmy Mesta

/ Andrew Rios

/ Jim Manico

/ Kooper Macleay

/ Marco Tietz

/ Sean Martin

/ Terry Gold

/ Michael Rodriguez

/ Ashley Groothuis

/ Steven Millet

/ Nathaniel Carrera

/ Mark Hillick

/ Caleb Queern

/ Aaron Guzman

/ Dave Lewis

/ Edward Bonver

/ Leif Dreizler

/ Mike Francis

/ Stephan Chenette

/ Tin Zaw

/ Joshua Chin

/ Kristian Hermansen

/ John Studarus

/ David Shaw

/ Zack Payton

/ Haral Tsitsivas

/ Cassio Goldschmidt

/ Dave Wettenstein

/ Gary Landau

/ Manuel Sardinha

/ Ron Lazerson

/ Stuart Schwartz

/ Darren Osten

/ Biswajit Jena

/ Anthony James

/ Baruch Mettler

/ David Rook

Volunteers / We want to thank our 2016 Volunteers

/ Dave Lewis

/ Walter Villaba

/ Odine

/ Nguyen

/ Brian Knopf

/ Shannon Garcia

/ Bobbi Jane Apostolos

/ Tom Spencer

/ Reid Ashbridge

/ Spike Camp

/ James Brown

/ Kris Rides

/ JP Schwieterman

/ Jason Pitzen

/ Stephan Chenette

/ Gabe Lawrence

/ Tony Garcia

/ AJ Bhanken

/ Louis Roberts

/ Chris Lujan

/ Jason Haddix

/ Tae Kim

/ Marcus Richardson

/ Chris Frohoff