[OCC] Spinellis

Paulo Coimbra paulo.coimbra at owasp.org
Wed Feb 3 11:33:01 EST 2010

Yes, I confirm. I've made the archive file source a private archival which
is only available to list's subscribers. 



Paulo Coimbra,

 <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page> OWASP Project Manager


From: dinis cruz [mailto:dinis.cruz at owasp.org] 
Sent: quarta-feira, 3 de Fevereiro de 2010 16:21
To: Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
Cc: Jim Manico; Paulo Coimbra; Lorna Alamri
Subject: Re: Spinellis


Those OCC archives should not be public (they should only be available to
subscribers to that mailing list)


Paulo can you confirm?

That said, due to the information contained in Konstantinos, we should
respect his request

Dinis Cruz

On 3 February 2010 13:12, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou <conpap at di.uoa.gr>

ALL, please do not cc to owasp-connections-committee list as it is
publicly archived and my e-mail contains sensitive information!!! Only
use personal e-mail addresses plz!

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou

<conpap at di.uoa.gr> wrote:
> Yes, Dr Vassileios Vlachos (cc-ed) who is a member of the local
> chapter committee has been a phd student of his and is still working
> closely with him in some research projects. I also know (and I'm good
> friend with) one of his current phd students (he currently has only
> 2-3 phd students) who has also significant contribution in local owasp
> projects. In his current position he is also in close collaboration
> with my phd supervisor, who served in the same position some 10 years
> ago and thus is like a mentor to him. My supervisor has strong
> relationships with the current Greek government so I actually
> forwarded the IBWAS conclusions through him as he has important
> influence to various government officials (I send a similar e-mail not
> just to @DSpinellis but also to other officials).
> I have personally worked with @DSpinellis in some working groups a
> couple of years ago and more recently I have had the chance to chat
> briefly with him in some recent conferences.
> You should also know that Greek e-gov web applications for which he is
> currently responsible for have some significant security issues which
> I have already disclosed to him and which of course remain unsolved.
> As you can understand this is confidential information so please use
> it with discretion.
> I don't know what the presentation pack contains but it sounds like a
> good idea for sending it to him. Due to the current economic situation
> in Greece he will be extremely busy for the next 10 days or so. I'm
> planning to followup with him late next week so maybe it would be a
> good thing to have something additional to present to him.
> Emmanouel and Vassileios any ideas on our approach are more than welcome.
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:58 AM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Nice, somebody in Davos that knows about OWASP :)
>> Lorna and OCC (OWASP Connections Committee), we should add @DSpinellis to
>> the list of special OWASP Contacts that we need to handle specially.
>> For example, that OWASP presentation pack we were talking about in
>> OCC call, would be a good thing to send him (via  Konstantinos
>> Papapanagiotou)
>> Konstantinos , let us know if you have more ideas, and Lorna please fell
>> free to run with this one.
>> One more question, Konstantinos, can you clarify what you mean by " ....
>> the Greek chapter we're quite close to him..."
>> Dinis Cruz
>> On 2 February 2010 14:18, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou <conpap at di.uoa.gr>
>> wrote:
>>> I forwarded such an open letter to him, actually  a Greek translation
>>> of the IBWAS conference conclusions a couple of weeks ago and at the
>>> same time I'm having a couple of his advisors promoting this proposal
>>> but I haven't had any feedback yet. He was in Davos these days for the
>>> Economic Conference so I'll keep you posted if I have any news from
>>> him this week. I don't think he'll have the time to participate to a
>>> podcast but I haven't asked him to and thus I'm only guessing the
>>> answer..
>>> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 1:49 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> > Have you tried go get him on an #OWASP podcast?
>>> >
>>> > Another idea would be to write an 'Open Letter' to him (have you
>>> > looked at the conclusions of the #OWASP IBWAS conference in Spain?
>>> > There are good action points in there)
>>> >
>>> > Paulo, Lorna, any other ideas?
>>> >
>>> > Dinis Cruz
>>> >
>>> > On 1 Feb 2010, at 11:36, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
>>> > <conpap at di.uoa.gr> wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Hi Dinis,
>>> >>
>>> >> Saw your tweet earlier:
>>> >>
>>> >> RT ..if the following folk appeared on next OWASP Podcast? @spolsky
>>> >> @marick @johannarothman @ghohpe @jonskeet @DSpinellis @mcgoverntheory
>>> >>
>>> >> @DSpinellis has been appointed as a General Secretariat of
>>> >> Systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance. In the Greek chapter we're
>>> >> quite close to him and we've tried to approach him in order to
>>> >> OWASP's government challenges. However due to his new position and
>>> >> current status of Greek economy he seems to have other priorities and
>>> >> very few time to spare.
>>> >>
>>> >> In the past we have tried to organize interviews with him or even get
>>> >> him to speak to local events with no success, even though we know
>>> >> people that work very close with him. If you have any other ideas or
>>> >> means to approach him in any way please let me know in order to
>>> >> co-operate. Spinellis is a unique chance for us to promote OWASP to
>>> >> the Greek government...
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks
>>> >>
>>> >> Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
>>> >> OWASP Greek Chapter Leader
>>> >


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