[Owasp-leaders] 2010 Elections

Mandeep Khera mkhera at owasp.org
Tue Dec 2 12:02:53 EST 2008

I have to agree with Fabio here. Giving certifications to Web sites is like
a putting a bulls eye on the site for hackers as we have seen with some
seals out there including McAfee and others. It requires a lot of work to
make sure that the Web sites are secure and even then it's not always
hundred percent. 
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From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org
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fabio.e.cerullo at aib.ie
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:53 AM
To: McGovern, James F (HTSC, IT)
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Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] 2010 Elections

you are suggesting risky waters there... imagine if the website is defaced
and the OWASP badge is sitting at the bottom of their site? 

also, that would mean continuosly monitoring these websites as new
vulnerabilities are discovered. 

Mcafee already run into trouble thanks to their Hacker Safe certificate... 


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	"McGovern, James F (HTSC, IT)" <James.McGovern at thehartford.com> 
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        Subject:        [Owasp-leaders] 2010 Elections 

I had another half-baked idea for a 2009 project and wanted to get reactions
from others. Many folks are aware that Barack Obama raised a lot of money
for his Presidential campaign via his website. Likewise, his website was
under attack. What would we think if we as members of OWASP helped senators,
congressman, etc in a non-partisan way audit their websites at no charge and
do so in exchange for an OWASP badge at the bottom of their site. 
We all make fun of those websites that display badges indicating 128-bit SSL
but need to noodle whether the badging strategy could work for OWASP as a
way to spread brand in a controlled manner. Bringing a higher-level badging
strategy would be beneficial to the industry. Imagine a badge indicating
that they are OWASP Top Ten compliant where upon clicking it, we could
explain security to average users... 
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