[Owasp-board] Matt Harrigan and The Conservative Gateway

Kate Hartmann kate.hartmann at owasp.org
Mon Nov 14 22:04:13 UTC 2016

I believe that OWASP needs to make a public statement disassociating
itself, as an organization, from this person and this post.

I'd be happy to bring in Perlman for consultation as suggested by Matt


On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>

> Dear Board,
> Over the weekend the CEO of PacketSled, Matt Harrigan, lived out a graphic
> fantasy of assassinating President-elect Trump on Twitter.  Later a
> conservative blog listed him as a board member of OWASP due to the fact
> that he lists his time on the OWASP-San Diego board (2009-20011) as a past
> position.
> Since that time I have
>    - Requested that the author and publisher (Jim Hoft and The
>    Conservative Gateway) retract the association.  Mr. Hoft removed the
>    information but did not retract it.
>    - Responded individually to concerns raised on twitter.
>    - Written a blog post to answer the questions coming in about this:
>    http://owasp.blogspot.com/2016/11/statement-on-matt-
>    harrigan-and-gateway.html
>    <http://owasp.blogspot.com/2016/11/statement-on-matt-harrigan-and-gateway.html>
>    - Shared the Blog Post to Twitter and FB.
> We have also received requests from the contact us form.  I am responding
> to them with a redirect to the blog post.
> Unfortunately we have received one death threat directed at Mr. Harrigan.
> I have reported this threat to PacketSled and the SFPD.
> Should this situation continue to develop I will update via this thread.
> Best,
> Tiffany Long
> Community Manager
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Kate Hartmann
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