[Owasp-leaders] Thomas Ryan - OWASP - OccupyWallStreet - Gawker

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 20:49:44 EDT 2011


Also, it is worth considering that Tom might *not* have stated OWASP
involvement i.e. the journalist looked at
http://www.linkedin.com/in/tommyryan which quotes his former role on
the Board of the OWASP NYC/NJ Chapter and simply made this correlation
without his (Tom's) involvement or maybe they Loyd was the source of
this "fact".

Also, it is worth considering the retracts made by Tom at the end of
the article which would indicate that Gawker deliberately delayed the
publication of this article to attempt to make Tom appear evasive
rather than Tom calmly reacting to realising their ulterior motive.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Christian Heinrich
<christian.heinrich at owasp.org> wrote:
> Chris,
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Chris Schmidt <chris.schmidt at owasp.org> wrote:
>> "Ryan said he knows Loyd through their mutual involvement in the Open Web
>> Application Security Project, a non-profit computer security group of which
>> Ryan is a board member."
> I would suspect that Tom Ryan was quoted out of context  i.e. Loyd
> would have met Tom at the OWASP NYC/NJ Chapter based on the location
> of the events that Tom was investigating.
> From a PR standpoint it would be in the best interests of OWASP not to
> comment because it will simply draw attention to OWASP and journalists
> will commence quoting this thread as our position regardless of the
> proposed PR states and therefore puts the OWASP Brand at risk.
> Remember, OWASP is *not* the focus of Gawker and their ulterior motive
> may have been to include create an emotional response (which appears
> to have worked) to milk this for all it is worth.
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh

Christian Heinrich

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