[Owasp-board] FIRST and OWASP relations

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Thu Feb 17 16:13:47 UTC 2011


We certainly could offer this up although I'm not sure that we are in
position with all the appropriate marketing materials with the exceptions of
EU and USA for 2011.

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Jeff Williams <
jeff.williams at aspectsecurity.com> wrote:

> Mark,
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> Should we go ahead and make this agreement mutual, such that they would
> promote our annual conference to their members in similar terms?
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> --Jeff
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> *From:* Mark Bristow [mailto:mark.bristow at owasp.org]
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:20 AM
> *To:* OWASP Foundation Board List
> *Cc:* Jeff Williams; Dave Wichers; global_conference_committee
> *Subject:* Fwd: FIRST and OWASP relations
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> Board,
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> The Jeff and the GCC have been working with FIRST to estabolish an
> affiliate agreement for their FIRST conference this year.  For thoes not
> famiar, FIRST is a organization of incident responders that provides
> community resources as well as guidance for incident responders in all areas
> of computer security.
>
> The agreement they have set forth is attached.  Upon cursory review, this
> is very similar to agreements that we put forth at conferences for "in kind"
> sponsors.  Basically FIRST will make us an affiliate member, and give our
> membership 10% discount codes if we add them to our banner rotation and
> provide a link on our events page (there will be a new section under
> "partner" events as these come up often).  I think this is a good first step
> to estabolishing a relationship with an internationally respected
> organization.
>
> Regards,
> -Mark
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Kenneth Van Wyk* <ken at krvw.com>
> Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM
> Subject: Re: FIRST and OWASP relations
> To: Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>
> Cc: Kenneth Van Wyk <ken at krvw.com>, Jeff Williams <
> jeff.williams at aspectsecurity.com>, Dave Wichers <
> dave.wichers at aspectsecurity.com>, global_conference_committee <
> global_conference_committee at lists.owasp.org>
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> Hi Mark,
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> Great to hear that OWASP wants to proceed with our FIRST Affiliate 2011
> program! I've drafted an agreement form that lays out the (simple)
> expectations for all of us. The form is attached below.
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> If it is acceptable, then let's please go ahead and execute it. (Paper or
> electronic is fine by me.) If you print it and sign it, then scan (PDF) and
> email it back to me, I'll get it signed here and a record copy sent to both
> our organizations.
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> Speaking for myself, I'm really happy to see us taking even this small step
> in bringing the two organizations a little closer together. There's so much
> overlap in our organizations' long-term interests that I feel it would be a
> waste to not explore ways that we can do this.
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> The terms in the attached document are (I believe) as I represented them to
> be. But if you have any questions or issues, just let me know.
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> Cheers,
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> Ken
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> -----
>
> Kenneth R. van Wyk
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> KRvW Associates, LLC
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> http://www.KRvW.com
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> Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/KRvW_Associates
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> On Feb 8, 2011, at 7:10 AM, Mark Bristow wrote:
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> Ken,
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> Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, but we are all currently in
> Portugal at the OWASP summit so "operational" issues are a bit slow outside
> of the event.
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> We'd love to partner with you on this.  Just let me know where you'd like
> the link from the wiki to point to and I'll add it to our new "Partner
> Event" section under OWASP events.
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> Also if you let me know the discount code, and mechanism/rules for
> distributing we'll get that out to our members as well.
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> Thanks,
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> -Mark
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> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:46 AM, Kenneth Van Wyk <ken at krvw.com> wrote:
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> On Feb 1, 2011, at 7:09 PM, Jeff Williams wrote:
> > To me, this is a perfect collaboration between not-for-profits dedicated
> > to security.  We've been wrestling with how to partner with *commercial*
> > conferences for this kind of thing, but FIRST seems like a great
> > partner.  I've copied Mark Bristow, who runs the OWASP Global
> > Conferences committee, as I'd like to get their buy-in on becoming an
> > affiliate.
>
> Yes, I agree as well.  I feel there's a lot of similar interests between
> these two organizations, and offering some conference discounts and
> cross-advertising is a great way to show that to our communities.  We (on
> the FIRST board) would love to move forward with OWASP on this.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ken van Wyk
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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kenneth Van Wyk [mailto:ken at krvw.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:40 AM
> > To: Jeff Williams; Dave Wichers
> > Cc: External - Ken vanWyk
> > Subject: FIRST and OWASP relations
> >
> > Hi Jeff and Dave,
> >
> > Hey, I'm sitting in Barcelona this week for some face-to-face FIRST
> > Board meetings.  A topic of discussion has come up that I'd like to
> > broach with you all.
> >
> > We'd like to do a "FIRST Affiliates Program" for this year's annual
> > conference (12-17 June 2011, in Vienna, Austria -- see
> > http://conference.first.org/ for details).  We'd like to know if OWASP
> > would be interested in participating in this.  The details are as
> > follows:
> >
> > - Cost to affiliate is $0.
> > - Affiliates advertise/mention our FIRST conference via the link above.
> > - Members of affiliate organization (in good standing) get a 10%
> > discount off our normal conference registration fee.
> >
> > Plain and simple.  If you're willing to mention our conference on your
> > web site, we'll give your members a discount to our conference.  And
> > we'd be willing to reciprocate if you're interested in that as well.
> >
> > The only overhead is we'd need to get an authentication yes/no from you
> > regarding any OWASP members who request the discount.
> >
> > Do you think OWASP would be interested in doing that with us?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Ken
> >
> > -----
> > Kenneth R. van Wyk
> > KRvW Associates, LLC
> > http://www.KRvW.com
> >
> > Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/KRvW_Associates
> >
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> --
> Mark Bristow
> (703) 596-5175
> mark.bristow at owasp.org
>
> OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
> OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
> AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
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> --
> Mark Bristow
> (703) 596-5175
> mark.bristow at owasp.org
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> OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
> OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
> AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
>



-- 
Mark Bristow
(703) 596-5175
mark.bristow at owasp.org

OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
AppSec DC Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
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