[Owasp-board] [Governance] [Owasp-leaders] NIST, the NSA and fun with crypto reviews

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Wed Jun 3 20:07:21 UTC 2015

I think that it would be helpful to list these organizations being
discussed and explain why they are, or are not being considered as
commercial entities. Are they public corporations, private corporations, or
some other type of entity? Are we all on the same page and using IRS
definitions? Or something else? Thanks in advance. Best wishes, Bev

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 4:48 AM, Christian Heinrich <
christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au> wrote:

> Jim,
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 12:10 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> > You are right this looks fishy. I used the RSA template per their
> request.
> > Since this talk (which was in 2013) I have open sourced the material,
> > rebranded it using the OWASP template and attached the raw PowerPoint >
> to the
> > proactive control project under the "Quick Access" section for all to
> use.
> I've had several poor dealings with Whitehat Security due to their
> lack of claimed ethics or morals.
> However, I don't consider having to use their presentation template an
> issue or unreasonable condition since "company slide templates aren't
> acceptable for OWASP ..." either to quote
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Speaker_Agreement
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 12:10 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> > As a board member I need to keep away from even the appearances of
> > conflict
> > of interest and will endeavor to do better in the future. I hope this
> > addresses your (fair) concern.
> The conflict of interest is that in addition to being an OWASP Board
> Member you are also an OWASP Project Leader when these OWASP Projects
> should be handed over until you have completed your service to the
> OWASP Board.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Education/Free_Training is nothing
> more than subversive marketing of OWASP Board Member's products and/or
> services so that they are "made visible" to potential customers as
> students.
> Can you please address the ongoing relationship to the commercial
> BlackHat conference and HP's upcoming presentation at RSA Conference
> USA 2015 too?
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich
> http://cmlh.id.au/contact
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