[Global_industry_committee] Latin America government outreach

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Wed Mar 7 09:56:11 UTC 2012


This is a particularly good initiative. The rest of the world will
have to catch up.

An important aspect is that it is not just "infrastructure" which is
important, but also the applications. Language and interpretration of
words may be important.  The points raised in Lucas Ferreira's
document sum up the issues and benefits very well:



On 7 March 2012 00:03, Mauro Flores <mauro.flores at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi guys!!
> For a time now I've been making contacts with the Organization of American
> States (OAS, http://www.oas.org) to make OWASP became a security guideline
> for the Latin American governments. I had a couple of conference with the
> CICTE people that is the branch that address the cyber security issues and
> the last week they invite me to an OAS Cyber Security Workshop that is
> taking place in Costa Rica to present the OWASP organization to all the
> attending governments. There will be present people from the national CIRTs
> and cyber crime government units, and I'll be making a 20 minutes
> presentation about the OWASP organization. Hopefully we could find some
> points in which OWASP and the governments can work together to improve
> application security.
> Please, let me know any comment you have on this particular course of
> action.
> regards, Mauro Flores
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