[Owasp-board] Background check for Global Board members

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Mon Sep 22 21:26:28 UTC 2014


We have an EU entity also.

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
+353 87 977 2988


On 22 Sep 2014, at 21:40, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:

> Eoin, the Foundation is based in the US so the background check should be originated there.
> 
> Jim, thanks for the support on this initiative... I also believe is reasonable to vet staff/Board.
> 
> Josh, regarding scope we could use the same as currently used for OWASP staff.
> 
> Paul, could you please provide an insight into how this is done for staff?
> 
> Thanks
> Fabio
> 
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Good point, international rules are very wonky about this topic.
>> 
>> But in general, when we can, background checks for board and staff seem reasonable.
>> 
>> - Jim
>> 
>> 
>> On 9/22/14, 4:00 PM, Eoin Keary wrote:
>>> FYI,
>>> 
>>> Background checking in Ireland is limited to protect privacy 
>>> 
>>> http://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Data-Protection-in-the-Workplace/1239.htm
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Eoin Keary
>>> Owasp Global Board
>>> +353 87 977 2988
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 22 Sep 2014, at 18:11, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I'm fine with this, but we would need to determine in advance what is deemed acceptable or unacceptable as it's not like a background check is a binary response (Good/Bad, Yes/No).
>>>> 
>>>> ~josh
>>>> 
>>>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>> I'm thinking safely and protection of the org. We do not want a felon running for the board, I think. I'm still reading about this and it looks fairly standard to background check those with legal duty in the organization, which includes potential staff hires and board....
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jim Manico
>>>>> @Manicode
>>>>> (808) 652-3805
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Sep 22, 2014, at 11:54 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Fabio, to quote you:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> "As we are gradually becoming more involved with government bodies in the US and abroad,.."
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Level of commitment? By getting a background check?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Whatever suits the majority, I feel it is a waste of time, has this been requested yet?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Eoin Keary
>>>>>> Owasp Global Board
>>>>>> +353 87 977 2988
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 22 Sep 2014, at 15:27, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Eoin,
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> This goes beyond the government bodies and shows a level of commitment from the Global Board elected representatives. It actually aligns quite nicely with what has been agreed about HR training for Board members in our last Board meeting.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I'm looking forward to your feedback.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>> Fabio
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I think the government in question would request a background check if necessary.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Eoin Keary
>>>>>>>> Owasp Global Board
>>>>>>>> +353 87 977 2988
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On 22 Sep 2014, at 10:25, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Guys,
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> As we are gradually becoming more involved with government bodies in the US and abroad, I think is important                                                   to run a background check for new and current Global Board                                                   members going forward. 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Here is some background info on the subject:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Background Checks, Screening and Your Nonprofit
>>>>>>>>> http://www.nonprofitrisk.org/library/articles/backgroundchecks.shtml
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Screening and Background Checking
>>>>>>>>> https://www.nonprofitrisk.org/advice/faqs/screening2.shtml
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Please let me know your thoughts.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>> Fabio
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