[Owasp-board] WIA, Veteran Meetup

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Wed Sep 28 15:22:18 UTC 2016

Hi Tom, +1, I think that we should think about developing guidelines for
AppSecUSA that include some of these principles that you mentioned. Also, I
think that there should be more OWASP Board oversight in the speaker
selection process, as well as meeting requests , workshops, etc. Always
room for improvement in the future!

FYI: Women Veterans are included in the WIA @ AppSecUSA activities:

Although it is at the very bottom of the main AppSecUSA webpage under the
WIA logo:

Join Women in AppSec at our events taking place at AppSecUSA 2016 in
Washington, DC! Pleaseclick here
<https://2016.appsecusa.org/woman-in-appsec/>  or click on the WIA link
under the Events tab on the top menu to see event details. Meet the mentors
who will be at the WIA mentoring luncheon here
<https://2016.appsecusa.org/woman-in-appsec#mentors>. WIA is is offering
sponsorships for AppSec USA 2016 to women transitioning from development
and security based jobs in the military to related careers out of the
military. Apply for sponsorship consideration here

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 8:37 AM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Tiffany,
> OWASP calls out Builders, Breakers and Defenders without regard to age,
> race, religion or sex.    In addition to the outreach to WIA, please add to
> the agenda a Veteran Meetup for AppSecUSA as a Foundation activity.  At
> past AppSec events OWASP has even collected donations for Wounded Warrior
> Foundation unfortunately I do not see any of those activities this year on
> the agenda but there is still time.
> A simple rally point on the schedule is all that is needed and I would be
> available to assist as both a veteran and a elected officer at OWASP.
> Perhaps Thursday at the first coffee break could serve as a rally point
> meet-up (simply add it to the agenda so people can find it and announce it
> at kickoff with other announcements and updates. Thursday evening could
> also serve as a rally point at the spy museum (all the history is military
> related ironically http://www.spymuseum.org/about/history-mission/ and
> very significant to our history and hosting county) With a call out to this
> demographic to stand up and be recognized allows for additional networking
> between security peers.
> You will find in our attendees, members, sponsors, guest speakers,
> keynotes, candidates for election and leaders both men and women veterans.
> Thank you in advance for helping to make this happen. Please reach out to
> further discuss 973-202-0122 for questions or support you need.
> Tom Brennan
> OWASP Global Board Directors
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