[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Home Page Project

Leonardo Cavallari Militelli leonardocavallari at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 07:31:48 EDT 2009

Actually, it was not just discussed, but the OWASP Website Project was
created during the Summit, however I can't even found its page.

Dave/Jason, do you guys have something to add up about this, since you were
the one's who mentioned about it in the past?


On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 6:05 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> last November in Portugal we talked about tailoring the site to audience on
> the OWASP home page.
> A technical link and also a user link, both taking a user to a menu of
> appropriate information.
> 2009/9/23 Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org>
> yea http://www.aspectsecurity.com looks really good thumbs up to the guy
>> who did it.... want to volunteer some time to owasp ;)
>> OWASP needs a pretty website too + the wiki behind it so that we can
>> continue our collaboration effort. James McGovern and others have been
>> noodling this.. and I hope that the OWASP Mini-Summit happening at the OWASP
>> USA 2009 event on November 11th
>> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_DC_2009 will allow for this
>> very topic to be flushed out from the collaboration from the membership and
>> if someone wants a project this is one of the big ones to lend cycles to.
>> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 7:54 PM, Mike Boberski <mike.boberski at cox.net>wrote:
>>> I'm surprised no one jumped in on this thread; each is an item in my mind
>>> worth exploring; application security is incredibly hard to sell people on,
>>> such weak/non-existent mandates in this space. The Agile-like idea for
>>> example seems to pop up frequently, I think there is something to it. There
>>> is little arguing how the universe latched onto such a superficially silly
>>> thing with religious-like zeal; I have one customer right now for example
>>> where a development team is hiding behind the Agile Scrum process to the
>>> point of defying their management's (and their management's management's,
>>> and their management's management's management's) direct instruction to
>>> start addressing security concerns.
>>> Some initial thoughts on each of the items:
>>> I think the site could benefit for some high-level buckets near the top,
>>> similar to the recent Aspect Security web site update. Perhaps
>>> protect/detect/lifecycle as on the projects page.
>>> Member companies should go to the top, to the side, for the reasons cited
>>> below. I turned many people during ASVS' development into ASVS reviewers
>>> once they scrolled to the bottom.
>>> There is merit to the manifesto thing as mentioned above, the visible
>>> thing is a starting point but isn't all that it could be; here's a starting
>>> point for discussion: (1)A Web application may not disclose or modify user
>>> data without a data owner's permission or, through inaction, allow
>>> unauthorized disclosure or modification of user data. (2)A Web application
>>> must obey any inputs given to it by users or external systems, except where
>>> such orders would conflict with the First Law. (3)A Web application must
>>> protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with
>>> the First or Second Law.
>>> I'm not sure the media thing is actionable, other than adding a link to
>>> an OWASP POC to respond to media inquiries.
>>> Mike
>>>  On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 3:16 PM, McGovern, James F (HTSC, IT) <
>>> James.McGovern at thehartford.com> wrote:
>>>>   Figured I would share some marketing oriented thoughts regarding
>>>> OWASP with a focus on our web presence. If you feel I am full of it, then
>>>> reply back :-)
>>>>    - The OWASP website is not relatable. Who is the intended audience?
>>>>    Should we guide folks based on the roles they play?
>>>>    - There is nothing to speak to the legitimacy of OWASP ..... until
>>>>    you scroll down to the bottom and see the corporate endorsements. Those
>>>>    should be higher up on the screen. For those who will debate legitimacy, we
>>>>    have to acknowledge that the masses within IT get giddy when they see
>>>>    famiilar logos. Think folks who love Gartner Magic Quadrants.
>>>>    - Also on the home page there is nothing about what (specific)
>>>>    problem(s) OWASP addresses and fixes. Somewhat sporadic information. We need
>>>>    something more than making web application security visible.
>>>>    - Are there any quotes from people/organizations that were helped by
>>>>    OWASP involvement? Testimonials would attract more attention. Have folks
>>>>    seen the Agile Manifesto and the signatories page? We should do something
>>>>    similar.
>>>>    - Media coverage generally depends on a "face" to work their story.
>>>>    There are likely several angles you can utilize such as the "nimbleness" of
>>>>    a community vs. a corporation in solving a problem. How about a feature
>>>>    covering who are some of its participants. Sort of a personal profile.
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