[Owasp-board] Information about OWASP China & SecZone

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Wed Nov 23 18:38:14 UTC 2011


Interesting that SecZone has a link on their page to
http://www.owasp.org.cn/

and what Google Translate thinks of that site:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=www.owasp.org.cn&act=url

--
-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP Board Member
OWASP WTE Project Lead
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site


On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> That would be http://www.seczone.org/
>
> 2011/11/23 Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org>:
> > Kate -
> > Here is I have learned about OWASP China and its "parent organization"
> > SecZone.
> > In China, OWASP is not a stand-alone legal entity. Instead, a non-profit
> was
> > formed with the name Security Zone (SecZone) to handle the OWASP
> finances.
> > Additionally, Ivy Zhang is a full time employee of SecZone who, from my
> > understanding, is paid to handle all things OWASP-related (OWASP China
> > chapters, projects, and conference).  So, they have a full time employee
> > dedicated to OWASP. That being said, the organization of SecZone is not
> just
> > OWASP - it is also an organization that promotes and facilitates internet
> > security research.
> > Here is more information on the organization:
> > www.seczone.org.cn
> > >From Ivy, I have attached the registration certification, tax
> registration,
> > and Organization code certificate. Ivy has translated the registration
> > certification as follows and I have asked for a translation of the other
> 2
> > documents.
> >  Non-enterprise Unit Registration Certification
> > Issuing authority: Bureau of Civil Affairs in Shenzhen Municipal
> > Issuing Date: Dec 7th, 2010
> > Expiring Date: Dec 7th, 2014
> > Name: Shenzhen Open Source Internet Security Research Center(Translated
> > according to the Chinese
> > meaning. Its english name is Security Zone, shorted as Seczone.)
> > Address: Room 1912, CEC Information Building East,No.1 Xinwen Road,
> > Shenzhen,518034, PRC.
> > Legal representative: Zhenhua Wan(Rip Torn)
> > Registered capital: RMB 50,000
> > Unit in Charge:Shenzhen Science and Technology Association
> > Business Range: internet security research, implementing internet
> security
> > benchmark, making internet security standards in China.
> > About SecZone (English translation): Internet security research center
> > focused on cutting-edge Internet security technology research. Our
> mission
> > is to introduce, absorb, the purpose of innovation, constantly absorbing
> > domestic and foreign newest and most professional security technology,
> and
> > innovation applied to the various domestic industries, to promote
> domestic
> > Internet security technology.
> > Internet Security Research Centre for the industry's leading security
> > vendors and service providers to provide a neutral test security products
> > and solutions, businesses can securely over the Internet Research Center
> > analysis needs to choose their own products and solutions
> > From my perspective, if SecZone is a third party for handling money in
> > China, this isn't necessarily a problem... but I think we need to
> > investigate a bit more about the operation of things. Also, I think there
> > should be more transparency about how they are running things.  Ivy said
> at
> > the chapter leaders workshop that it is not possible for OWASP to become
> a
> > legal entity in China, and while I am not necessarily disagreeing, I
> would
> > like some insight into why this is.  Also, I think we should learn about
> > SecZone and where their funding comes from.
> > Ivy has told me that no membership fees have been collected by people
> > involved in OWASP China, but next year SecZone would like to start asking
> > for people who will pay for memberships (as we handle memberships here).
> >  However, they will need to process the memberships in China through
> SecZone
> > and keep the money there.  Also, they have questions about whether our
> > liability insurance (or to what extent our insurance) applies to them.  I
> > know for purposes of the conference, we explicitly signed a contract with
> > SecZone to handle finances:
> >
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B5Z9zE0hx0LNNmNlNmUyMzMtZmYzNC00NWU3LWIyNzgtNzRlMTdlZGMxMTBj&hl=en
> >
> > Also, here are the documents I put together from the events in China
> earlier
> > this month:
> > Report on AppSec Asia 2011 event:
> >
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1JPRW33-rimragfGw9gF8wW5mabwQdQ5IShA0ZF_PB3k/edit?hl=en_US
> > Meeting minutes from Chapters
> > Workshop:
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1z_3ehI9T_lIeMmkeUo9QL9mbjh8ygSKquVlBaJY7ed4/edit?hl=en_US
> >
> > I think we should consider some sort of legal agreement expressly stating
> > what we (OWASP Foundation - US) are agreeing to and authorizing SecZone
> to
> > handle on our behalf.  Additionally, if Ivy IS exclusively handling OWASP
> > things in China, maybe we can find a better way to integrate her with our
> > operations team?
> > Ivy, and the leaders of OWASP China also are considering how to structure
> > their OWASP Chapter(s) within China.  Right now they exist as one big
> > chapter consisting of mainland China (Hong Kong has its own chapter).
>  They
> > would like to break this up into possibly 5 different cities, but are
> unsure
> > on the best way to structure this... the two options seem to be:
> > 1. Instead of 1 OWASP China-Mainland Chapter, we would have 5 smaller
> > chapters such as OWASP Beijing Chapter, OWASP City 2 Chapter, etc.  These
> > chapters would all exist in the same flat structure as the other OWASP
> > Chapters throughout the world.
> > 2. OWASP China - Mainland continues to exist as a country-wide "board"
> that
> > oversees the smaller Chinese sub-chapters.  This is slightly
> > more hierarchical and apparently is the structure used in India (and
> Brazil
> > is also considering it).  The local chapters have leaders/boards and
> then a
> > national level board would resolve disputes and make other decisions.
> > Right now, option #2 is the preference of OWASP China - but they are
> open to
> > suggestion from us (or the Chapter Committee).
> > This is quite a bit of new information for me, and I expect for others as
> > well. I am not sure what our next steps are but at a minimum, I think
> there
> > is more information to be gathered to help us understand the full scope
> of
> > relationships and how we can better work together with them.
> > Regards,
> > Sarah
> > --
> > Administrator for
> > OWASP Global Conference Committee
> > OWASP Global Chapter Committee
> > Dir: 312-869-2779
> > skype: sarah.baso
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Owasp-board mailing list
> > Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
> > https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
> >
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Owasp-board mailing list
> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/attachments/20111123/1a2fbfcb/attachment-0002.html>


More information about the Owasp-board mailing list