[OCC] (today at 2pm GMT) Fwd: Conference Call OWASP-ENISA

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Tue Feb 23 08:17:08 EST 2010

Hey OCC (OWASP Connections Committee)

Please see below a request from Shankar (who works for Cisco) about his
possible participation at the forthcoming SecureCloud conference in

I think that it is critical for OWASP and OCC that we make this type of
connections, and although Cisco is not able to cover Shankar expenses, the
fact that he is able to go is already a big gain for OWASP (& in some ways
it is Cisco's way of supporting OWASP).

So, the question is how we do this:

   - The $3000 is quite a high value when compared with the normal travel
   support that OWASP has given in the past. But since OWASP does have the
   money, the key is in finding a way that this is easily understood by the

   - In terms of where the money could come from, we can be creative and
   'draw' the money from a couple pots:
      - OWASP on the Move funds
      - OWASP Connections Committee (we don't official have a budget (yet)
      but we could take 'ownership' or part of this cost for example $750)
      - OWASP Chapters. At last count the OWASP chapters had $46,944 USD on
      their local budgets (see
      http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7t-yH-peiD8Aw) which
      means that we could try to make the case for a couple them to
support this
      trip (need to figure out what they get in return)
      - Another company interested in this topic who wish to be 'debrief' on
      the topic by an OWASP member
      - OWASP Board (could be use as the last point of finance to 'top-up'
      the final amount)

      - We need to make sure that we present this to the OWASP community, so
   for example Shankar and Colin, can you write up a quick overview of the plan
   and outcomes?
      - Can you Include the work you are already involved with
      - Another interesting question is "Are there other benefits for OWASP
      from this participation?"
         - Maybe you guys can write a number of blog posts about it
         - Create a number of PodCasts while you are there
         - Invite a number of key speakers from ENISA and this community to
         OWASP Conferences and Chapters
      - Are we able to organize an event, OWASP meeting, chapter training,
      or local presentation? (I'm assuming that neither Shankar or Colin are
      speakers at this event)

   - Not that this should be a problem, but, it would help on our case if
   Cisco was an OWASP member (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership).
   Shankar is that something that you could help with in the future? (note that
   the current rules are that 40% of the 5,000 USD OWASP membership would to
   the a Project, Chapter or Committee chosen by the new member, so for
   example, the OWASP Cloud ‐ 10
   OCC) could be beneficiary and then use that budget to pay for similar travel

Lets talk about this on OCC's call tonight (Shankar or Colin, if you want to
join, ping Lorna (lorna.alamri at owasp.org) and she will send you the dial-in


On 19 February 2010 18:09, Shankar Babu Chebrolu (shbabu)
<shbabu at cisco.com>wrote:

>  Hi Dinis,
>      Based on what you mentioned on 2/16 mtg about OWASP taking care of our
> travel expenses, I am wondering whether I can attend SecureCloud conference
> 2010 in Barcelona, where I get a chance to meet Colin and several other
> folks working on ENISA-CAM project. As the conference registration itself is
> free, the expenses are mainly airfare, hotel for 2 nights and food for 3
> days (March 15, 16, 17). It may come to about $3000 total. So, please let me
> know whether OWASP can take care of these expenses and if yes, what is the
> process to be followed.
> Thanks!
> *From:* dinis cruz [mailto:dinis.cruz at owasp.org]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:46 AM
> *To:* Vinay Bansal (vibansal); Shankar Babu Chebrolu (shbabu)
> *Subject:* (today at 2pm GMT) Fwd: Conference Call OWASP-ENISA
> Hi, as leaders of the http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Cloud_
> ‐_10_Project project it would be great if you could also join this call.
> We meet the Enisa contact at our conference in Spain earlier this month.
> Enisa are a very bug player in EU's security space, and they are very
> interrested in OWASP's contributions
> The current scheaduled time for this call is today at 2pm GMT (sorry about
> the late notice)
> Dinis Cruz
> (note: can you forward this request to Jim Born and Martin G. Nystrom (I
> don't have their emails)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Daniele Catteddu* <Daniele.Catteddu at enisa.europa.eu>
> Date: 2009/12/20
> Subject: Conference Call OWASP-ENISA
> To: dinis.cruz at owasp.org, Carlos Serrao <carlos.serrao at iscte.pt>, Giles
> Hogben <Giles.Hogben at enisa.europa.eu>
>  Dear Carlos and Diniz
> It was a pleasure to talk with during the IBWAS Conference in Madrid.
> Now as already  discussed,  I would like to set up a conf call between us
> to verify the potentiality and feasibility of a possible collaboration
> between OWASP and ENISA.
> There are 2 main points I would like to discuss with you:
> 1)      Involvement of OWASP representatives in ENISA’s project on cloud
> computing and mobile applications
> 2)      Possible medium term actions (from now to 2011)
> You might want to invite for this call other relevant OWASP representative.
> I propose Tuesday the 22nd at 12 GTM.
> Please let me know.
> Regards
> Daniele
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