[Global_chapter_committee] New chapter requests

Tin Zaw tin.zaw at owasp.org
Wed Oct 10 20:32:05 UTC 2012


Criteria for "rejection" could be one of the following.

* Well known association between the chapter leader(s) and criminal/hacking orgs
* Starting a chapter where there is an existing chapter -- prevent
splinter chapters but allow "re-districting" if needed
* Verifying/approving professional background of leader(s) -- maybe a
college freshman is not a good choice

We follow "allow by default" mindset to enable rapid start up of
chapters. We, as a committee, chose to do that because we have a
mechanism to remove inactive chapters (after 1 year). We decided this
after some discussion in 2011.

If there are other concerns that we need to address, please share and
we will discuss.


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
> Tom,
> It's not a rubber stamp process.  At least it shouldn't be.  The committee
> is looking over resumes to verify that this is someone capable of running
> the chapter in a vendor agnostic way.  We are ensuring that someone is not
> trying to set up a chapter in an area where one already exists.  It also
> helps the committee to be aware of new chapters that may require assistance
> in the near future.
> ~josh
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>> What is the criteria for "rejection?"
>> This seems like a rubber stamp process?
>> On Oct 9, 2012, at 12:17 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>> New chapter requests:
>> I have received the following requests for new chapters and gathered the
>> supporting documentation.  Please approve:
>> 1.  South Wales:
>> Hi,
>> I wish to create a new OWASP chapter for the South Wales region within the
>> UK. The main cities that are to be covered would consist of Swansea (where I
>> am resident), Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend amongst others.
>> The chapter is to be founded by myself. I am a senior security consultant
>> for the NCC Group and specialise in [and is very passionate about] web
>> application and mobile device security. I have over five years of related
>> professional experience of which 1.5 of them is in a penetration testing
>> role.
>> I am a CHECK Team Leader and a CREST Certificated Tester (apps). I also
>> hold a PgD and BSc[Hons] in Computer Systems Security from the University of
>> Glamorgan. Further details can be found on LinkedIn:
>> http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-paimany/22/b2/42b
>> The reason I want to be the chapter leader is due to the fact that I
>> believe strongly in the need for raising security awareness within local
>> communities and the sharing of knowledge. The best ideas and projects stem
>> from local peer groups of like minded individuals. South Wales has a number
>> of talented professionals and hobbyists who could greatly benefit from being
>> part of an organized group and together work to not just fulfill our own
>> intellectual needs but to help local business become aware of the very real
>> security threats. I am a confident person who is great at engaging all types
>> of people and getting them passionate about web application security.
>> He has acknowledged that he has read and will abide by the CLH
>> 2.  Houston
>> Founders: Paul Scott, Anthony Francone
>> Organization: Houston OWASP Chapter
>> Geography: Greater Houston
>> I, Anthony Francone, would like to be an OWASP Chapter Leader to provide
>> people of all skill levels the opportunites to excel in their growth,
>> knowledge, networking, and OWASP core values both as a team and individually
>> alike.
>> I, Paul Scott, would like to be an OWASP Chapter Leader because it is
>> important to me that Houstonians interested in web application security have
>> a place to increase their knowledge and a community to share their
>> experience with. I would like to organize OWASP meeting so I can ensure
>> interesting and interactive OWASP events that will revive the OWASP
>> community here in Houston.
>> I, Paul Scott, have read, understand and agree to the terms within the
>> Chapter Leader Handbook.
>> I, Anthony Francone, have read, understand, and agree to the terms of the
>> Chapter Leader Handbook.
>> Resume's attached
>> 3.  Paraguay
>> 1. List of people who are founding chapter and the geographic area to be
>> covered by the new chapter,
>> Answer: This initiative undertaken with the support I am of my students in
>> the institute of technology LNXnetwork (which consists of students
>> participating universities and companies). As for me I'm the only person I'm
>> starting this initiative on their own initiative. Currently I do not have
>> any support from public or private entities except LNXnetwork SRL is an
>> entity owned by me.
>> LNXnetwork is a company that is focused on providing services and support
>> in GNU / Linux, IT Security, as well as Linux and Safety training. By April
>> 2013 we will be the first private CSIRT, inviting the House Computing in
>> Paraguay with ISACA (which is part) along with your Chapter Paraguay.
>> The area would cover shall be to all Paraguay (although you await the
>> suggestion. Asunción not want to limit myself, but get to promote nationwide
>> OWASP).
>> 2. Brief description of professional experience or curriculum vitae (in
>> each of the founding leaders):
>> Answer: I Licicenciado in Systems Analysis, University Professor,
>> Consultant SAFETY OF THE LNXnetwork Information and Ownership. I'm a member
>> of ISACA International LINUX.ORG.PY Founding member, Member of the Soka
>> Gakkai International. Story with a long history promoting GNU / Linux in
>> universities and private institutions.
>> Annex my CV so they can verify my experience and references.
>> 3. Statement of why he or she wants to be a leader OWASP (each of the
>> founding leaders).
>> Answer: In Paraguay we need an organization / entity that can promote
>> OWASP Released techniques to protect computer systems. The knowledge
>> provided in Paraguay is very small and has little support from the public.
>> My interest is to promote 7 evangelize on information security for the
>> general public, private companies, educational institutions.
>> 4. Each founding leader (s) (and all leaders who joined the chapter after
>> its creation) must read, understand and agree to the terms of Chapter Leader
>> Manual:
>> Answer: I understand, I understand and accept
>> I commented that on Saturday October 13th I will be giving a lecture on
>> LNXnetwork OWASP for students, students of the National University of
>> Asuncion and some private entities in local LNXnetwork. This talk will be
>> limited to 15 participants (due to my investment in acquiring chairs). In
>> November I will be doing another talk (my goal is to acquire another 15
>> chairs and complete a total of 30) to enable more people to enter the event.
>> I have a local with a conference room for 40 people.
>> Kate Hartmann
>> +1 301-275-9403
>> Skype:  kate.hartmann1
>> <Anthony Francone.pdf>
>> <Paul Scott.pdf>
>> <Curriculum Héctor Aguirre - 2012.pdfCurriculum Hˆ©ctor Aguirre -
>> 2012.pdf>
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