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ANZTB Special Interest Group in Software Testing (SIGiST)

6 April 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

As part of its mission to enhance career opportunities for testing professionals, the Australia and New Zealand Testing Board (ANZTB) provides free Special Interest Groups in Software Testing (SIGiSTs).  These feature thought provoking presentations and seminars on current issues by experienced practitioners.

Networking opportunities and refreshments are provided.

You are invited to join us for our next SIGiST in Wellington.  


Mac's Function Centre, Cnr. Taranaki and Cable Streets.


Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm


5:30pm  Welcome

5:40pm  Introduction to web security, presentation and demonstration - Part One

6:15pm  Networking & Refreshments

6:45pm  Introduction to web security, presentation and demonstration - Part Two

7:20pm  Close

Register Online

The event is free of charge and open to all software testing professionals and anybody with an interest in the profession, but registrations are essential. To reserve your place, please register online here

Introduction to Web Security
by Ian Ross, ANZTB Chair

In this presentation Ian will:

• provide you with an introduction to web application security;
• Increase your awareness and knowledge of security in general; and
• Show you that all testers can (and should) do security testing and not just leave it to the pen testers.

Ian will also give an overview of each of the OWASP top 10 risks and show how any tester could test for issues in this space via a live demo on a web application he has constructed for this purpose, using readily available tools.


Ian has worked for both small boutique organisations, government agencies and large multinationals which gives him a unique perspective on the application of testing in differing environments, as well as experience in catering to a large range of customers. Ian is currently the employed as the Chief Technical Officer of Hedgebook.

Ian is active in the testing community and has presented papers at various conferences and speaking venues where he has discussed Web Service Testing, Security, and Agile techniques. Ian has a fluent and relaxed speaking manner which enhances the audiences’ ability to become involved in his presentations.

Ian has been part of ANZTB since 2008, and is involved in the development and review of the exams that ANZTB provides at the Advanced Level. Ian is currently establishing a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in Christchurch to assist with the development of more exam questions. Ian brings the full weight of his professional knowledge to the board providing a vital industry representation.

Ian has the achieved ISTQB Foundation (CTFL), Advanced Test Analyst (CTAL – TA), Advanced Test Manager (CTAL – TM) Certifications. Ian is also a certified Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) and a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

WIN!  ANZTB Test 2017 Conference

Attend and be in the draw to win a registration to ANZTB Test 2017 conference on Friday, 5 May at InterContinental Wellington. Read more about the conference here

Presenters for Future Events

If you would like to present at a future Wellington SIGiST or at any Australian or New Zealand venue, please contact your local facilitator Graeme Mackenzie or our SIGiST Co-ordinator Ronak Panchal.

To help us increase awareness of the software testing profession, please distribute this invitation to any friends or colleagues who may be interested in attending.



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