[Global_chapter_committee] New chapter requests

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Wed Oct 10 20:57:12 UTC 2012


Was interested as a result of this months proposal that relates to Committee changes see;

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Sept_10,_2012



On Oct 10, 2012, at 4:32 PM, Tin Zaw <tin.zaw at owasp.org> wrote:

> Tom,
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> 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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