[Owasp-leaders] WASPY AWARD

Kelly Santalucia kelly.santalucia at owasp.org
Wed Aug 8 14:51:44 UTC 2012


*Attention: All Chapter/Project Leaders  *
*
Every year a group of individuals including researchers, developers,
security professionals and others work to ensure the security of web
applications.  Some of these individuals are featured in news stories or at
conferences as recognized experts.  But there are many other ‘unsung
heroes’ that work every day to improve web application security and yet are
rarely recognized.

This year OWASP will initiate the first annual Web Application Security
Person of the Year (WASPY) award.  There will be awards for WASPY winners
at the chapter or project, finalist and global levels. Each Chapter or
Project who participates will have the opportunity to nominate 1 WASPY
candidate from their Chapter or Project to represent them in the final
vote.   The OWASP board will review the profiles of the chapter/project
level winners and will then select 5 Global finalists.  The Global WASPY
winner will be announced at the Global AppSec North America conference in
Austin, TX in October.   Winners at each level will be recognized on the
OWASP website and receive a gift in addition to the award.

Guidelines that will be used to select WASPY winners are:

   - Individuals should be involved in web application security in some
   meaningful way, ie: they may be involved in projects or supporting the
   chapter or involved in volunteering time for awareness campaigns.
   - Individuals should be well known for supporting local OWASP or other
   web application security efforts.
   - Individuals that not only support local efforts but also contribute
   time to OWASP projects or other national/international efforts to improve
   web application security should be given additional consideration/credit.
   - Individuals should not be well-known AppSec pundits or speakers.
    While these are important individuals, they already get a lot of attention
   and the purpose of the WASPYs is to give more recognition to lesser known
   but just as important AppSec supporters.


Here is how the process will work:

   1. All Chapters/Projects that would like to participate in the WASPY
   Award, must contact Kelly Santalucia via kelly.santalucia at owasp.org
by September
   1, 2012.
   2. Only Chapters/Projects who have contacted Kelly by September 1, 2012
   will be able to nominate 1 candidate to represent their chapter/project.
    It is up to the Chapter/Project to determine how they would like to select
   their candidate. Please reference our Chapter Handbook
   <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Chapter_Handbook/Chapter_5:_Governance#Chapter_Elections>
for
   suggestions on Chapter Elections, and refer to the guidelines listed above
   which will be used for the selection of the winners.
   3. Once the Chapter/Project has selected a candidate, they must contact
   Kelly Santalucia  with the candidates name, his/her accomplishments and
   provide an explanation as to why this person was chosen. Chapters/Projects
   have until September 15 to submit this information.  **Each Chapter/Project
   must submit a candidate in order for the chapter/project to be eligible to
   share in a percentage of any funds raised beyond those used to support the
   awards.**
   4. September 22, the OWASP Board will vote for the top 5 candidates.
   5. October 25 winners will be announced live at AppSec USA
   <http://www.appsecusa.org/> in Austin, TX


OWASP corporate supporters will sponsor the WASPY awards.  In order to
participate Chapters/Projects must contact Kelly Santalucia
kelly.santalucia at owasp.org by September 1, 2012 AND submit a candidate by
September 15, 2012.  Chapters/Projects who do not respond by September 1,
2012 will not be eligible to participate in 2012 but will be eligible in
future years.  Chapters/Projects that submit a candidate will be eligible
to share in a percentage of any funds raised beyond those used to support
the awards. More information will be provided to the participating
chapters/projects on the awards, gifts and recognition for winners at each
level.  *

Regards,

-- 
Kelly Santalucia

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