[Esapi-user] [Ws-strategic-planning] OWASP Leadership/Occupy Wall Street

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 20:37:24 EDT 2011


Can you please forward
to webappsec at lists.owasp.org and ws-strategic-planning at lists.owasp.org
as I am not a member of these mailing lists?

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Thomas Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
> He is not on the NYC board.
> Call me (9732020122) with questions sent from a mobile device
> On Oct 16, 2011, at 7:38 PM, "McGovern, James" <james.mcgovern at hp.com> wrote:
>> Did he violate any of the OWASP by-laws? He did adhere to the principle making things open :-)
>> OWASP doesn't focus on privacy (in a more broader sense) and therefore we collectively don't have a shared collective opinion.
>> My take on it is that I will more than likely visit the Occupy Hartford sometime this week out of curiousity and support for people who are bold enough to take a stand on something they have passion around and anyone is welcome to spy on me including Tom.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ws-strategic-planning-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:ws-strategic-planning-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Walton
>> Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2011 7:30 PM
>> To: webappsec at lists.owasp.org; ESAPI User List; esapi-dev at lists.owasp.org; ws-strategic-planning at lists.owasp.org; owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
>> Subject: [Ws-strategic-planning] OWASP Leadership/Occupy Wall Street
>> 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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