[Global_chapter_committee] Starting a New Chapter / Growing Existing One

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Mon Mar 14 09:05:03 EDT 2011


Team, wanted to share some starting a new chapter guidelines from a sister organization of OWASP. I believe it is worth reading and thinking of how a process like this could be modified to meet the goals of the chapter committee and align for management of chapters.

http://www.htcia.org/startup_procedures.shtml

**Note after the summit we are now at 70 active Chapters no longer 150

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There is a outstanding milestone for the chapters committee to review, revise and approve the 2011 Chapter Handbook 
see: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Chapter_Handbook  

can your team put your heads together and provide a milestone/ETA on this being completed as a core item of the committee -  April?

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There has also been a big uptick in communication in the United States from other professional associations with a desire to have to have speakers from OWASP Foundation to educate their membership on application security. OWASP as your aware does have educational items ready to go and would be ideal for local chapters to coordinate to have a joint and OPEN meeting when possible. Since outreach like this can also be classified as "Connections" or Industry collaboration with other committee leaders is encouraged.

Who are these other organizations?

Answer:

ISSA
The primary goal of the ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information resources. The ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a more successful environment for global information systems security and for the professionals involved. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, and government.

Chapters: https://www.issa.org/Chapters/Chapter-Directory.html

ISACA
ISACA’s constituency is characterized by its diversity. The global community of ISACA members and certified cover a variety of professional IT-related positions—some of which include IS auditor, consultant, educator, IS security professional, risk professional, chief information officer and internal auditor. Some are new to the field, others are at middle management levels and still others are in the most senior ranks. ISACA constituents work in nearly all industry categories, including financial and banking, public accounting, government and the public sector, utilities and manufacturing. 

Chapters: http://www.isaca.org/Membership/Local-Chapter-Information/Browse-by-List/Pages/North-America-Chapters.aspx

Infragard
InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena.
 
Chapters: http://www.infragard.net/chapters/index.php?mn=3






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