[Global_industry_committee] Fwd: Invitation to endorse AusCERT2010

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at owasp.org
Thu Apr 15 07:13:58 EDT 2010


Andrew van der Stock and I decided to accept their offer for a
discount (because it would encourage individual membership because
their discount was greater - only forwarding
to the Australian Chapter Mailing Lists was required by AusCERT in the

AusCERT have offered OWASP the ability to host a ~50 minute meeting on
site but Andrew and I are yet to accept i.e. we need to arrange to
have the banner transported, select speakers, AusCERT aren't covering
the speakers travel, etc

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi Christian
> (I have replied to you and the GIC list only as I'm not sure who all
> the other people are, but feel free to forward this on)
> My personal view is that this is more of a brand-usage issue than
> anything else.  AusCERT is a good body to engage with, but endorsement
> of their conference sounds a significant step.  To be honest, the
> OWASP Board and possibly the Conferences Committee may have more
> guidance, but I think OWASP is quite sensitive about using its name in
> this way unless it is a major partner in the organisation, running and
> control of the conference.  Issues might arise that OWASP has no
> control over, yet it has "endorsed".
> Perhaps a carefully timed OWASP meeting/get-together in a venue nearby
> the conference would suffice?
> Regards
> Colin
> On 7 April 2010 05:49, Christian Heinrich <christian.heinrich at owasp.org> wrote:
>> GIC,
>> We are in discussion with AusCERT to host an OWASP meeting, etc at
>> their conference (which has over 1000 attendees)  and they have sent
>> us their agreement.
>> While they have offered a discount to OWASP Individual Members, which
>> would encourage people to become OWASP Individual Members, I believe
>> OWASP can't support their requirement to "endorse" the conference.
>> Prior to negotiating this with AusCERT, I would like to know if the
>> GIC have any further concerns?

Christian Heinrich - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh
OWASP "Google Hacking" Project Lead - http://sn.im/owasp_google_hacking

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