[Owasp-board] OWASP Anti-Harrassment policy on AppSec USA 2018 website

Laura Grau laura.grau at owasp.org
Mon Aug 6 17:39:21 UTC 2018


Dear Zoe and Rob,

Thanks you very much again for your e-mails.

I defer to Karen, OWASP ED, on this since it is my believe that the OWASP
anti-harassment policy should not only apply to events but each and every
Foundation activity.

Thank you for your continuous support,



Laura Grau

*Global Conference Manager*
*OWASP Foundation*
*laura.grau at owasp.org <laura.grau at owasp.org>*


*Join us at AppSec USA 2018 <https://2018.appsecusa.org/> 8-12 October in
San Jose, CA!*



On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 6:44 AM, Zoe Braiterman <zoe.braiterman at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Hi Karen, Laura and Rob,
>
> I suggest that we plan to discuss the points on clarity of anti-harassment
> protocol, as @Rob has mentioned, at the next OWASP Leaders meeting. I agree
> that we should aim to further specify the current harassment reporting
> procedure for conference volunteers (not law / rule enforcers, by nature)
> to take.  It currently seems (in my opinion) to leave decision-making
> responsibility too much to attendees being harassed, which as Rob
> mentioned, allows uncertainty in who will respond, as well as how / when
> they will respond.
>
> Keep us posted.  Many thanks.
>
> Best,
> Zoe
>
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 1:19 AM, Rob Jepson <rob.jepson at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Laura,
>> Good to talk to you again!
>>
>> Yes, the website may need updating, but more importantly, a clear
>> understanding of what the conference volunteers do should an violation of
>> conduct occur.  The local organizers do not have the year-to-year
>> experience and therefore any decisions, for example to expel someone from
>> the conference, should likely be brought to you for a decision (as the
>> Global Conference Manager).
>>
>> The discussion on the Hope conference was that the organizers did not act
>> quickly and decisively.  The disrupter also used some techniques to co-op
>> the organizers into supporting them (a frustrated attendee took the hat of
>> one of the disrupters.  The disrupter called law enforcement and also told
>> the organizer to eject the person who assaulted them).
>>
>> Whatever code of conduct is selected, and whatever process is decided,
>> the program volunteers must have clear direction on how to respond to a
>> disrupting event.
>>
>> Rob
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 1:06 PM, Zoe Braiterman <zoe.braiterman at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you for your response, Laura. Again, thank you @Rob, for bringing
>>> up this important point.
>>>
>>> @Karen, looking forward to your feedback.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Zoe
>>>
>>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 2:45 PM, Laura Grau <laura.grau at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Zoe,
>>>>
>>>> Thank you very much for your e-mail, we appreciate your input and
>>>> support.
>>>>
>>>> I defer to Karen on that, since she is handling AppSec USA 2018 website
>>>> content.
>>>>
>>>> Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns.
>>>>
>>>> Best regards,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Laura Grau
>>>>
>>>> *Global Conference Manager*
>>>> *OWASP Foundation*
>>>> *laura.grau at owasp.org <laura.grau at owasp.org>*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> *Join us at AppSec USA 2018 <https://2018.appsecusa.org/> 8-12
>>>> October in San Jose, CA!*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Zoe Braiterman <
>>>> zoe.braiterman at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Laura,
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you planning to include the OWASP Foundation conference
>>>>> anti-harrassment policy (https://www.owasp.org/index.p
>>>>> hp/Governance/Conference_Policies#Anti_Harassment_Policy) on the
>>>>> AppSec USA 2018 website? If it's already here somewhere, I apologize for
>>>>> missing it.
>>>>>
>>>>> @Rob Jepson, OWASP Boulder Chapter Leader (copied to this email) just
>>>>> inquired about this, referencing what many of us probably read about the
>>>>> misconduct at HOPE conference in New York (
>>>>> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjkjzm/what-went
>>>>> -wrong-at-the-hope-hacking-conference).
>>>>>
>>>>> This is a key point Rob brings up, because the value of open
>>>>> contribution is, of course, a major part of what drives the OWASP value,
>>>>> and AppSec conferences are important in involving participants new to the
>>>>> OWASP community.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any feedback?
>>>>>
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Zoe
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> *Zoe Braiterman*
>>>>> Chair, OWASP Women in AppSec (WIA) Committee - wia at owasp.org
>>>>> Vice Chair, OWASP NIST NSTIC IDESG (NNI) Initiative
>>>>> Learning Lead, OWASP Mentors Initiative & Learning Gateway Project
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> *Zoe Braiterman*
>>> Chair, OWASP Women in AppSec (WIA) Committee - wia at owasp.org
>>> Vice Chair, OWASP NIST NSTIC IDESG (NNI) Initiative
>>> Learning Lead, OWASP Mentors Initiative & Learning Gateway Project
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> *Zoe Braiterman*
> Chair, OWASP Women in AppSec (WIA) Committee - wia at owasp.org
> Vice Chair, OWASP NIST NSTIC IDESG (NNI) Initiative
> Learning Lead, OWASP Mentors Initiative & Learning Gateway Project
>
>
>
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