[OCC] FW: Fw: OWASP's committing to active support of ConSec'10

Robert Hansen robert at sectheory.com
Fri Feb 12 18:57:15 EST 2010

	CCing Josh who could probably answer these questions a lot better than I.

Robert Hansen, CISSP
CEO -- SecTheory Ltd
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-----Original Message-----
From: Lorna Alamri [mailto:lorna.alamri at owasp.org] 
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 4:34 PM
To: Robert Hansen
Cc: owasp-connections-committee at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [OCC] FW: Fw: OWASP's committing to active support of ConSec'10

I have a lot of different thoughts and they conflict - so bear with me.

That's a lot of money for one region, but what does the $1000 buy OWASP? Global Connections Committe? Austin OWASP Chapter? 

*	How many attend?
*	What are the demographics? Just security people? Developers?
*	How many presentations in one track? 

Who's budget should the $$ come from? 

*	OWASP Foundation
*	Austin OWASP Chapter 
*	Global Connections Committee

I'm wondering would ConSec let you get sponsors for the track? Or if you recruit so many appsec sponsors will they waive the fee? 
Can you get 4 vendor sponsors to pay $250 or 5 at $200 each to sponsor the track? A local rep for web app firewall or app scanner should be able to expense a couple of hundred with no problem.  That's what we do for the MSP event. -we just set it up on paypal through Kate. What the sponsor got from us was their logo on our OWASP chapter page, a banner in the room displayed at the front and they could send lit or trinkets for us to put in a OWASP paper bag that was handed out to everyone who attended. You'll also want to have a way that people who come to the tracks have a way to be added to the Austin Chapter mailing list. 


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Robert Hansen <robert at sectheory.com> wrote:

	       Okay, here is a potential for us to do something in Austin at ConSec (it's an ISSA event).  For $1000 we can have an entire track just for OWASP.  We can either draw on local speakers, or fly some in or both.  Thoughts?
	Robert Hansen, CISSP
	CEO -- SecTheory Ltd
	Cell: (530) 521-2542
	FAX: (512) 628-6299
	-----Original Message-----
	From: Josh Sokol [mailto:josh.sokol at ni.com]
	Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 12:30 PM
	To: Matt Tesauro
	Cc: Robert Hansen
	Subject: Re: Fw: OWASP's committing to active support of ConSec'10
	Sometime in June if I remember right.  I sent another e-mail asking William for the exact dates.
	Josh Sokol (CCNA, GWAS)
	Web Systems Engineer
	National Instruments
	From:   Matt Tesauro <mtesauro at gmail.com>
	To:     Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at ni.com>
	Cc:     robert at sectheory.com
	Date:   02/12/2010 12:21 PM
	Subject:        Re: Fw: OWASP's committing to active support of ConSec'10
	What are the dates for ConSec?
	-- Matt Tesauro
	OWASP Live CD Project Lead
	http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project>
	http://AppSecLive.org <http://appseclive.org/>  - Community and Download site
	On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 09:24 -0600, Josh Sokol wrote:
	> Robert & Matt,
	> I know I talked to you both last night about the Consec offer to host
	> an OWASP Application Security track.  The details that William sent me
	> are below.  I'll respond back asking about the dollar amount and
	> telling him we are considering it and I should have an answer for him
	> soon.  Please discuss with your respective OWASP Foundation people
	> (board/connections committee) and let me know what the general
	> consensus is.  Thanks!
	> Sincerely,
	> Josh Sokol (CCNA, GWAS)
	> Web Systems Engineer
	> National Instruments
	> ----- Forwarded by Josh Sokol/AUS/NIC on 02/12/2010 09:19 AM -----
	> From:
	> "Tompkins, William"
	> <William.Tompkins at trs.state.tx.us>
	> To:
	> "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at ni.com>
	> Cc:
	> <swolff98 at austin.rr.com>,
	> <kris.simply at yahoo.com>
	> Date:
	> 02/11/2010 04:32 PM
	> Subject:
	> OWASP's committing to active
	> support of ConSec'10
	> ______________________________________________________________________
	> Josh,
	>   I am following up on the discussion about ConSec'10 that took place
	> at one of our ISSA Board meetings.  Regarding, OWASP committing to
	> being one of the ConSec'10 Co-Hosts and committing $$ and people help
	> to the event.  Equally, if not more important, is committing people to
	> actively be involved with conference planning and coordination
	> activities - getting speakers, getting  vendor exhibitors & vendor
	> sponsors for various activities during the conference (reception,
	> breaks, continental breakfast, lunch, etc.), helping in advertising,
	> helping in marketing, putting together proceedings handouts, helping
	> at registration, etc., etc...
	>   I have begun finalizing some of the General Session speakers [see
	> below]. Also, Stephen Wolff and I have informally discussed the format
	> of breakout tracks -  one of which we want to fully dedicate to OWASP
	> for OWASP-specific topics. You may recall that there will only be
	> three breakout sessions. Will OWASP want to be responsible for one of
	> the 1-day workshops: topic, content, speaker(s)?
	>    In the next couple of weeks, we are having our next committee
	> meeting for ConSec'10; we will be continuing the early planning
	> meetings, i.e., the formal Steering Committee for ConSec'10.
	>   Will OWASP have active involvement in these planning activities?
	>  If you want to get an idea of currently confirmed speakers you can
	> 'Google' -"information security" "William H. Murray" Ira Winkler" "Tom
	> Peltier" "John Blackley" (for John, you might use the terms Risk
	> management; he was the risk manager at Dell and recently at Disney.
	> Oh yeah, weren't you gonna help us by suggesting the 'theme' for this
	> year's ConSec?  [wink wink nudge nudge]
	> Regards,
	> William Tompkins
	> 512-589-6306 [personal cell]; 512-542-6787 [work]
	> This email contains the thoughts and opinions of William Tompkins and
	> does not represent official TRS policy.
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