[Owasp-leaders] Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Georg Heß Georg.Hess at artofdefence.com
Fri Nov 14 08:02:27 EST 2008


I am absolutely in favour of your last comment !

> To make things visible shouldn't be targeted at just developers but the
> entire IT ecosystem.

However, in my opinion this is one of the toughest challenges, too.

So whenever you find the time to "explain" how you "made them come to
your chapter meeting" I´am very interested..

I guess I could "reuse" it for the German Chapter ;-))

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McGovern, James F (HTSC, IT) wrote:
>  OWASP shouldn't be about geeking out. I have invited business customers
> to our meetings who couldn't reboot their PCs without technical support
> and have shown them how easy it is to do bad things with simple tools
> such as Scarab. While they didn't understand the technology, they did
> understand how easy it is to do bad things against their multimillion
> dollar enterprise applications. This causes them to strongly encourage
> other IT folks to not only show up but to come back to them with answers
> as to whether they are exposed.
> Our last OWASP meeting on Tuesday even had two lawyers in the room who
> knew nothing about technology but wanted to understand the aspects of
> privacy that encryption could provide.
> To make things visible shouldn't be targeted at just developers but the
> entire IT ecosystem.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Booth, Rex [mailto:Rex.Booth at GT.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 1:51 PM
> To: tomb at proactiverisk.com; McGovern, James F (HTSC, IT);
> owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org; owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
> Subject: RE: [Owasp-leaders] Upcoming Chapter Meetings
>>From the perspective of fulfilling OWASP's mission to enhance awareness
> of application security, I'd just as soon keep the 200 "I was told to
> attend" guys in the room.  It may be more personally enjoyable to hang
> out with like minds, but preaching to the choir will never allow us to
> expand awareness...
> I try to promote OWASP to people within my firm who may not otherwise
> attend - I think it's a good idea for others, too (within reason, of
> course).
> Rex Booth, CISSP, PMP
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> Global Public Sector
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