[OCC] [press:49] ZDNet (ISC)2 Author?

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Jun 30 16:46:15 EDT 2011


OWASP is mentioned in articles of this nature on a regular basis.

Since OWASP's core mission is awareness, it would be prudent to hire a
full time press agent.

- Jim


> Just saw this article:
> 
> 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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