[AsiaPAC] Membership update and correction
cecil.su at owasp.org
Mon Mar 7 08:40:39 EST 2011
Dear Helen, Onn Chee,
Yes, the perceived value to potential members is very important, given at
least in this part of the world.
Offering subsidised and discounted, if not complimentary events (where
possible), would be a big boost and attraction to obtain buy-in from the
The other way is to gradually drive visibility in the local landscape by
offering services or acting as supporting organisations to put OWASP in the
local scene - this can be achieved by either working closely with the
academic insitutions or local infocomm government bodies to promote good and
secure coding practices, methodologies and framework - much like what some
of our regional counterparts are now doing in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In Singapore, we hope to drive membership numbers up by leveraging on the
contents and promoting the proper use of these materials within the
masses. Hopefully we are slowly getting buy-ins from academia and eventually
the local industry.
OWASP Global Education Board
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM, Wong Onn Chee <ocwong at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi Helen,
> There should be 1 more member for OWASP Singapore, as one just signed up
> Hi folks,
> Will like to share with you a strategy I am adopting here in Singapore.
> As AppSec is not held regularly in Asia, Asian members may not see the
> "worth" or "ROI" of their OWASP membership.
> So in Singapore, we offer our support for reputable infosecurity
> conferences in return for free and discounted passes for our registered
> As the cost of such conference passes is usually more than US$50, our
> members immediately realise the ROI of their OWASP membership.
> With this strategy, I have gotten 3 new members in the first 3 months of
> this year.
> My aim is for the paid membership count in Singapore to double to 12 by end
> of this year.
> Wong Onn Chee
> OWASP Singapore Chapter Lead
> On 03/07/2011 08:10 PM, Helen Gao wrote:
> Dear APAC leaders,
> I have good news and a correction to make regarding donation. (Thank you,
> Mark). If you click on the donate button on a local chapter or a project,
> then 100% will go to the chapter/project. (See donation scoreboard below).
> If you click on the donate button on the membership page, then 40% will go
> to the chapter/project you specified.
> I also want to share with you some OWASP membership and donation data.
> Currently there are 1,166 members in 48 countries. About 34 are from Asia
> Pacific area.
> Members in APAC area:
> China 1
> India 8
> Indonesia 1
> Israel 1
> Japan 2
> Korea, Republic of 5
> Malaysia 2
> New Zealand 1
> Pakistan 1
> Singapore 6
> Slovakia 1
> South Korea 2
> Taiwan 1
> United Arab Emirates 2
> Details can be found in the links below:
> Current OWASP Members by Countries<https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=tx2up9kbVkRMIZOhIHKL1DQ#gid=0>
> Current OWASP Individual Members<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7sxa2Xjx191BA>
> Local chapter donation scoreboard after 2010
> Local Chapter Donation Scoreboard 2009-2010<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7t-yH-peiD8Aw>
> Please don't forget to send in your input for the March 15 Global
> Membership Committee meeting.
> Best regards,
> Helen Gao
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Helen Gao <wengaous at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 10:26 PM
> Subject: Your input on OWASP membership would be appreciated - Please reply
> by March 15.
> To: OOWASP OWASP <asiapac at lists.owasp.org>
> Dear APAC leaders,
> The Global Membership Committee will meet soon. One of the main issues to
> be discussed in the meeting is how to reach out to people in developing
> countries in APAC. Here are several ideas I would like you to consider:
> - Currently the OWASP membership is $50 worldwide. If it's changed to
> three levels, $20, $30, $50, do you think that will help increasing
> membership in your country? Which level will you be most comfortable
> - Currently the OWASP corporate membership is $5,000 worldwide. Do you
> think it should also depend on the GDP of your country? If yes then
> what should the levels be?
> - The easiest way for people to donate in the United States is by
> clicking on the Donate button on many OWASP web pages. Does this
> payment method work for people in your country? Do most people use
> credit card and/or PayPal? To find out how the Donate button work just
> go to your chapter page and click on it. You will not get charged just
> by testing it. Example:
> funds to OWASP earmarked for China-Mainland.
> Most donors click on the Donate button on the page of their chapters and
> favorite projects. That way their chapters/projects automatically get 40%
> of the donation.
> - Is there any other cultural difference the Global Membership
> Committee should be aware of?
> - For your reference:
> a. Current OWASP individual members<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7sxa2Xjx191BA>
> b. Local chapter donation scoreboard after 2010<https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Atu4kyR3ljftdF9aZkY0YjRFcmNBY21OaWo3djdkUXc&hl=en&output=html>
> c. Local chapter donation scoreboard 2009 - 2010<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Atu4kyR3ljftcDZJRnludFFUaTd0LXlILXBlaUQ4QXc&gid=0>
> If you think of any idea to boost membership in your country then please
> let me know by March 15.
> Helen Gao, CISSP
> Leader of OWASP Chinese Project<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Chinese_Project>
> Founder and leader of OWASP Long Island Chapter<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Long_Island>
> Representative of OWASP China Chapter<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/China-Mainland>
> China AppSec 2011 Organnization Committee Member
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