[Owasp-brooklyn] OWASP Brooklyn News

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Fri Aug 11 23:32:33 UTC 2017

August 11, 2017

Dear OWASP Brooklyn Meet-Up Members:

OWASP Global extended its deadline to submit feedback on the updated
release of its 2017 OWASP Top 10 Project to September 18, 2017.

Scheduled for November 2017 publication, the organization invites anyone
with application vulnerability statistics and opinions on the web
vulnerability categories that should enter the Top 10 to submit data.

Click here
for more details.

To learn about the OWASP Top Ten, the benchmark for the software security
community, visit OWASP’s Top Ten Project wiki.


OWASP Brooklyn Team


News & Events

OWASP Brooklyn Member Elected to Women In AppSec Committee

Congratulations to OWASP Brooklyn Leader Zoe Braiterman!  She now chairs
the Women in AppSec Committee (WIA).

The group’s mission is “to develop leadership, promote active membership
and participation and contributions by women in application security
professional communities, globally and locally.”

Anyone who believes that diversity is important to cyber security is
welcome to join the WIA. Contact zoe.braiterman at owasp.org for more details.


New Candidates Run for OWASP’s Board of Director Positions

There are 7 individuals who want to fill 4 open positions on OWASP Global’s
Board of Directors.

They are (in alphabetical order):


   Greg Anderson

   Bill Corry

   Arthur Hicken

   Steve Kosten

   Sherif Mansour

   Owen Pendlebury

   Milton Smith

   Chenxi Wang

Click here
read the candidates’ bios, the reasons why they are running for the
two-year volunteer position and questions from the OWASP community.

Important Dates about the BoD Election:

Approx. September 18, 2017 -> Recorded interviews with candidates are shared
with the community.

October 9-31, 2017 -> OWASP members vote for the candidates.

November 7, 2017 -> Voting results are shared with the OWASP community.


Learn about Ransomware at OWASP’s August 16 Meet-Up

OWASP Brooklyn Mentors who are cyber security experts will address a range
of ransomware topics at its virtual meet-up at 6:00 p.m. ET on August 16,

Topics include:


   Ransomware Risks to Critical Infrastructure (Trey Forgety)

   How Ransomware Works (Adrian Sanabria)

   OWASP’s Anti-Ransomware Guide (Christian Diaz)

   Vulnerability Management (Elizabeth Belousov)

   Raising User Awareness (Jelena Milosevic)

   Mock Malware Incidents (Christopher Frenz)

Click here <https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Brooklyn/events/242443663/>to


Join the 2017 New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference this October

Immerse yourself in the security community by attending the Fourth Annual
New York Metro Joint Cyber Security Conference <http://nymjcsc.org/>
(NYMJSC) in New York City on October 4 & 5, 2017.

Experts from the following organizations will discuss cyber security,
DevSecOps, IoT, critical infrastructure, data privacy, institutional
corruption and the introduction of new certifications to meet global


   The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

   The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

   The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

   The International Information System Security Certification Consortium

   The Internet Society


   The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

   The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)

The event will be one of the activities during National Cyber Security
Awareness Month.
<https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month> Held in
October, the annual campaign spearheaded the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security will spotlight the importance of cyber security and online safety.

Click here
to purchase tickets.


Learn the Latest Application Security Advancements at AppSec USA 2017 this

Attend OWASP’s annual AppSec USA conference <https://2017.appsecusa.org/>
in Orlando, Florida from September 19-22, 2017.

2017 OWASP Global “WASPY” Award winner, OWASP Brooklyn Leader and Pixi
co-developer Nicole Becher will be one of the conference speakers.

Keynote speakers include:


   Donald Malloy, chairman, The Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)


   Cigital CTO John Steven <https://www.linkedin.com/in/m1splacedsoul/>


   Jim Manico, <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmanico/> owner of Manicode


   Jen Ellis, <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-ellis-6503751/> Rapid7’s
   vice president of community and public affairs


   Runa A. Sanvik, <https://www.linkedin.com/in/runasand/>
   <https://www.linkedin.com/in/runasand/>The New York Times’ director of
   information security

Click here <https://appsecusa2017.sched.com/>for the schedule of events,
which will include activities presented by Women in AppSec.


Find A Mentor or Become One Through OWASP’s September 26 Mentors Committee

Learn how OWASP can help match you with a cyber security expert who can
help you if you are interested in a cyber security career.  If you are a
cyber security professional who would like to contribute your expertise to
expanding the community, join us.

RSVP here <https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Brooklyn/events/240623169/> for the
Virtual Mentors Committee Meeting on September 26, 2017.



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Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues
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