[Owasp-newjersey] IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Thomas Brennan jinxpuppy at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 14:56:32 EST 2007


As a result of the email on Feb 8th, the following (4) individuals
have volunteered their time to assist in the continued growth of OWASP
NJ Chapter in 2007 and will be playing an active role in addition to
our incumbents.

Mario Giudice
Steve Antoniewicz
Mahi Dontamsetti
Kevin Reiter

Thank You.

If you would like to volunteer, there is still time and available
roles as these will be set as of the 21st. Please email
jinxpuppy at gmail.com a simple bio with your technology background and a
short blurb on why you would be a good person to serve as a board
member and steer OWASP NJ in to the future.

FYI - The next steps for the OWASP Chapter will be a Feb 21st planning
meeting to discuss the next meeting as soon as March, the meeting
location, topic, speakers, survey etc..etc....  and then we will
update the OWASP NJ website
(https://www.owasp.org/index.php/New_Jersey) and alert the membership
email list.

** If ANYONE has a suggestion re: topic, speaker, location etc. please
email me directly or call 973-202-0122 to discuss, its your chapter!

Thank you in advance!

Tom Brennan

P.S. - The ISSA will be holding a WEB APPLICATION TOPIC meeting on
2/28th in Edison NJ see:
http://nj.issa.org/calendardescription.asp?id=02282007_Meeting.txt for
details and if you attend this meeting be sure to let them know you
are from NJ OWASP (its kinda like a cult.... but more fun)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Thomas Brennan <jinxpuppy at gmail.com>
Date: Feb 8, 2007 7:45 AM
To: Owasp-newjersey at lists.owasp.org

As a member of the New Jersey Open Web Application Security Project
(www.owasp.org),  this email is to inform you that we will be holding
a special planning meeting for the purposes of defining volunteer
roles, chapter meeting locations, agenda and topics for 2007+ and your
help is requested. The special meeting will take place on Feb 21st at

Did you know that the OWASP NJ Chapter currently has (291) members and
the largest OWASP chapter in the WORLD and that it started with 5
guys in a basement talking about sql injection techniques?.    Our
membership contains developers, information security staff, law
enforcement, auditors and CTO/CISO's! - Thank you for your continued
support and association.

To recap the successful event at the 12/7/06 meeting at ABN AMRO in
Jersey City (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/New_Jersey)  it was
discussed that OWASP New Jersey will allocated (7) seats to board
membership in 2007, invite joint-meetings with ISSA, Infragard, HTCIA
and others, incorporate under 501c3 non-profit status in the state of
New Jersey and per membership request, explore the creation of single
NYC Metro OWASP chapter, webex meetings, day-time/night-time meetings
and more!.   As a follow-up to this email, shortly we will be sending
out a web based membership survey asking you for 5 mins of your time
to vote on each of these shaping chapter issues and more!

At the meeting, I also announced that Mr Joe Bernik CISO of ABN AMRO
has been relocated to Chicago f/t and has stepped down from his role
of board member of New Jersey Chapter and I alerted everyone that we
are in need of meeting locations that can hold over 100+ persons,
sponsors and speakers.

Finally, we announced was the beta release of the Web Application
Pentest guide see:
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Web_Application_Penetration_Testing was
now online that many of our members contributed to make a success!

If you are interested in volunteering your time and play an active
role in the chapter - please email: ( jinxpuppy at gmail.com). I simply
request a brief bio (who are you, what is your background in INFOSEC,
how would you like to help with OWASP to start the painless process.

The following roles will be re-defined
Chapter Chair
Chapter Vice Chair
Chapter Secretary
Chapter Treasurer
Chapter Board Member
Chapter Board Member
Chapter Board Member

There will be a in-person planning meeting and appointment of roles to
be held Feb 21st actual meeting location to be determined (might be
over lunch... might be over dinner) depending on preference, locations
or your recommendation.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this announcement.
Should anyone have any questions simply contact me see below.

Semper Fi,

Tom Brennan
Cell: 973-202-0122
eMail: jinxpuppy at gmail.com

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