[OCC] [Committees-chairs] [press:50] Re: ZDNet (ISC)2 Author?

Tin Zaw tin.zaw at owasp.org
Thu Jun 30 15:31:03 EDT 2011

We need good contacts and relationships with press, both industry press and

Our chapter considered media training -- training on how to communicate with
the press -- for our leaders but abandoned the idea because of cost
($2k/person). If you know any place that offers such training with
reasonable press, let me know.

I have been trying my part to get the word out, and OWASP was in LA Times
twice in June.


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Another good use for chapter funds and OWASP operational budget delegated
> to committees
> http://www.prsa.org/Network/FindAFirm/Search
> Try locally, expand globally...
> On Jun 30, 2011, at 11:59 AM, Justin Clarke <justin.clarke at owasp.org>
> wrote:
> This looks like a byline article (or perhaps a column?). I'm surprised they
> ran something which is a thinly veiled sales pitch - maybe this was a paid
> placement?
> In any case the way you generate those is to pitch them to the outlet. This
> is not something we've done yet (it's very time consuming - generally you
> pitch them one by one), but is certainly something we could look at.
> J
> Sent from a mobile device
> On 30 Jun 2011, at 17:52, Jason Li < <jason.li at owasp.org>
> jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
> Just saw this article:
> <http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/security-profession-blog-10007850/observations-from-appsec-2011-10023015/><http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/security-profession-blog-10007850/observations-from-appsec-2011-10023015/>
> http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/security-profession-blog-10007850/observations-from-appsec-2011-10023015/
> How did (ISC)2 get such premium visibility with a blogger on ZDNet? Good
> job (ISC)2 - and it's great to see OWASP in this coverage. But it
> understandably spins a little bit towards (ISC)2.  For example "At AppSec
> EU, there was unanimous recognition from commercial organisations,
> application designers and coders alike, on the importance of developing
> secure code... Recognising this three years ago, (ISC)2 applied its
> experience of security professional certification and education
> programmes... ".
> OWASP has been applying its experience in application security for the last
> 10 years since 200*1*. There's an audience out there that doesn't know
> that, and we can appeal to them! I would *love* for OWASP to have a voice
> that reaches as wide an audience as a tech news magazine like ZDNet.
> Any ideas how we can get this level of prominence?
> Happy to help press forward with any initiatives (no pun intended).
> -Jason
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