[Owasp-leaders] Who knows about CISSE?

Kuai Hinojosa kuai.hinojosa at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 23:05:24 EDT 2009


And this is why it is so important that universities like NKU become a  
member and support us. We need supporting universities to start  
sending a message and get involved.

Kuai Hinojosa
OWASP Global Education Committee

On Mar 24, 2009, at 10:14 PM, James Walden <james.walden at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Andre Gironda <andreg at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> 2009/3/24 James Walden <james.walden at gmail.com>:
> > I presented at CISSE a few years ago, which was before I became  
> involved
> > with OWASP.  I don't know of any connection between OWASP and  
> CISSE.  CISSE
> > is the largest venue of security educators, though software  
> security is
> > still not a subject of broad awareness or interest yet.
>
> How about virtualization/cloud security?  Or data security?
>
> How can people possibly still be living in the pre-DotCom era?
>
> I was at SIGCSE, the largest conference for computer science  
> educators, a couple of weeks ago, and I found that textbook  
> publishers are still primarily publishing security textbooks that  
> claim to be network security or computer security texts while  
> focusing heavily on cryptography. Around half the attendees of the  
> web application security workshop I give at that conference are  
> surprised at the existence of flaws like SQL injection or XSS.  Most  
> of attendees teach at universities which have zero or one security  
> classes and their web textbooks say little or nothing about security  
> issues.
>
> We have a long way to go on promoting awareness, which is why the  
> OWASP education project is so important.  There are a few academic  
> software security education resources worth noting, such as the  
> repository for the secure software development faculty workshop at http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/secure-exer/ 
>  and the SEED project at http://www.cis.syr.edu/~wedu/seed/all_labs.html 
> .  I'm working to put more of my materials in an accessible format,  
> but you can view all of the slides and assignments for my secure  
> software engineering class at http://faculty.cs.nku.edu/~waldenj/classes/2009/spring/csc666/ 
> .  If you have any feedback, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  We're  
> also working on a secure programming across the curriculum  
> initiative at my university.
>
> James Walden, Ph.D.
> http://faculty.cs.nku.edu/~waldenj/
>
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