[Owasp-leaders] WASPY Award Information

Kelly Santalucia kelly.santalucia at owasp.org
Wed Aug 22 18:34:12 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

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. We encourage nominators to look
broadly at the field to identify potential unsung heroes in addition to
well-known industry speakers and pundits.

*Here is how the process will work:*

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.

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 for suggestions on Chapter
Elections, and refer to the guidelines listed above which will be used for
the selection of the winners.

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, 2012 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.***

September 22, 2012 the OWASP Board will vote for the top 5 candidates.

October 25, 2012 winners will be announced live at AppSec USA 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

WASPY Award 2012

Kindest Regards,

Kelly Santalucia

Operational Support:****

Membership and Business Liaison
Direct: 973-670-5784
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