[Owasp-board] [Committees-chairs] SANS
helen.gao at owasp.org
Tue May 1 13:28:05 UTC 2012
Helen's 2 cents: The subject of certification is very interesting indeed
and long debated within OWASP. SANS is well established and has a large
network. Their conferences are of quality but at a price. From the
Membership Committee's prospective, networking, free conference will
certainly add value to OWASP. Is this the 1st time SANS approached
OWASP? OWASP and SANS overlap, or compete, in a way. It make sense for the
two to corporate. As Eoin pointed out, the openness of the content is
probably the key issue.
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 5:12 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
> Sounds interesting.
> Questions initially I have are:
> Who controls the content?
> Shall the content/examination be open source?
> We did say that organisations can build a certification "based on OWASP"
> but OWASP would not have an "OWASP certification".
> Aloha :)
> On 1 May 2012 09:44, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> SANS has offered to build an OWASP certification and give a percentage
>> of the proceeds to OWASP. They already have a GWEB certification that
>> could serve as a base for the program.
>> SANS has also offered to allow OWASP chapters to meet at it's
>> conferences around the world, lets folks attend OWASP meetings for free
>> (of course), serve drinks, and otherwise back off no-strings-attached.
>> SANS is of course a for-profit commercial enterprise.
>> Frank Kim, Denis Kirby and Jason Lam are the folks who run the SANS
>> AppSec program and made this offer to OWASP. They feel it's of value to
>> SANS just to have OWASP folks be aware that SANS exists, and they can
>> help the community at the same time.
>> I've known Frank and Jason for some thing and think they are good eggs.
>> Worth discussing...
>> Jim Manico
>> Connections Committee Chair
>> Cheatsheet Series Product Manager
>> OWASP Podcast Producer/Host
>> jim at owasp.org
>> Committees-chairs mailing list
>> Committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org
> Eoin Keary
> OWASP Global Board Member (Vice Chair)
> Owasp-board mailing list
> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
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