[Owasp-board] Background check for Global Board members

Fabio Cerullo fcerullo at owasp.org
Mon Sep 22 21:37:56 UTC 2014


Have you signed your board agreement with the US or EU entity?

Fabio

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 3:26 PM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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 <%28808%29%20652-3805>
>>>
>>> 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 <%2B353%2087%20977%202988>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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 <%2B353%2087%20977%202988>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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