[Global_chapter_committee] Fwd: Restart of Kuwait Chapter

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Mon May 21 14:37:16 UTC 2012


Global Chapters Committee Members -
Can you review the below information and give Kate and I the go ahead to
set up Mohammed Aldoub as the new chapter leader of the Kuwait chapter
(this is a chapter restart)?

Thanks,
Sarah Baso

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From: Voulnet <voulnet at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, May 19, 2012 at 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: Restart of Kuwait Chapter
To: Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>, Sarah Baso <
sarah.baso at owasp.org>


Hello everyone,

1- My name is Mohammed Aldoub, a Computer Engineer and security
enthusiast in Kuwait. I am developing Kuwait's national
smartcard-based authentication gateway for all citizens, and
developing Kuwait's Cryptographic Service provider that allows
citizens to digitally sign and encrypt emails and documents. I also do
independent security & privacy research & education for the public
(usually in Twitter and my blog, Pirates of the Silicon Oasis).

I am deeply interested in web application security, as my projects
(authentication..etc) heavily require it. I have attached a CV for
reference and more info.

2- Kuwait is lacking greatly in the field of web application security,
both in implementation and education. Web app sec in Kuwait means
installing firewalls! Many high-value targets are vulnerable to the
most basic types of vulnerabilities, and therefore resolute and
unyielding need exists to teach people about web application security.

I am also deeply entwined in user privacy and protection, as I have
translated many privacy technologies to Arabic (Tor project, Guardian
project apps), and I am preparing the official Arabic Tor blog to help
people in the Middle East protect themselves.


Among people known in the public scene in Kuwait regarding web
security advocation, I am fairly known in Kuwait's geekosphere, and I
am an active practitioner of web app sec everyday, hence I decided to
restart the OWASP Kuwait chapter.


3- Please find attached a photo of my written acknowledgment that I
have in fact read the chapter handbook.

Thank you!
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