[Esapi-user] [Esapi-dev] OWASP Leadership/Occupy Wall Street

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 22:17:10 EDT 2011


Thanks Jason.

Apparently, Gawker pulled his CV from LinkedIn (see attached).

I don't believe in blind-siding anyone or hiding in anonymity. I'm
bring in NYC so TR is not left wondering.

Sorry for the additional noise.

Jeff

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
> Jeff,
> I certainly understand the concern, but Thomas Ryan is not on the Board of
> OWASP:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/About_OWASP#Global_Board_Members
> -Jason
>
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm very concerned that Thomas Ryan sits on the OWASP board. I clearly
>> don't condone spying on private citizens, [illegally?] accessing mail
>> servers, and participating in smear campaigns. Is this the sort of
>> leadership the project wants?
>>
>> "Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD",
>>
>> http://gawker.com/5850054/meet-the-guy-who-snitched-on-occupy-wall-street-to-the-fbi-and-nypd
>>
>>    Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began on
>>    September 17, New York security consultant
>>    Thomas Ryan has been waging a campaign to
>>    infiltrate and discredit the movement.
>>    ...
>>
>>    As part of their intelligence-gathering operation,
>>    the [Ryan's] group gained access to a listserv used
>>    by Occupy Wall Street organizers called
>>    September17discuss... On Friday, Ryan leaked
>>    thousands of September17discuss emails to
>>    conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who is now
>>    using them to try to smear Occupy Wall Street as
>>    an anarchist conspiracy to disrupt global markets.
>>    ...
>>
>>    Interestingly, it was Ryan who revealed himself as a snitch.
>>    We learned of these emails from the archive Ryan leaked
>>    yesterday in the hopes of undermining the Occupy Wall
>>    Street movement. In assembling the archive of
>>    September17discuss emails, it appears he accidentally
>>    included some of his own forwarded emails indicating he
>>    was ratting out organizers.
>>    ...
>>
>>    Ryan said he knows Loyd through their mutual involvement
>>    in the Open Web Application Security Project, a non-profit
>>    computer security group of which Ryan is a board member.
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