[Owasp-leaders] Security 101 Mailing List?

Benny Ketelslegers benny.ketelslegers at owasp.org
Thu Jan 26 08:07:16 UTC 2012


I also think a forum would be an interesting idea. I see a very active
userbase around the backtrack liveCD (offensive security) and a forum would
be more structured and act as knowledgebase compared to a mailinglist!

Best Regards

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:55 PM, John Wilander <john.wilander at owasp.org>wrote:

> Good idea!
>
> My thoughts also touched on a forum where we can avoid multiple answers to
> the same question and the same question being asked over and over.
>
> If we go with a forum we have to have email notification to a large part
> of OWASP leaders.
>
> If we go with a mailing list let's keep the name short and to the point --
> security101 at owasp.org.
>
>    Regards, John
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> 26 jan 2012 kl. 08:31 skrev psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com>:
>
> Great idea.
> I'd definitely sign up and answer any questions I could.
> +1 from me :)
>
> Simon
>
> On 25 Jan 2012 23:27, "Michael Coates" <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>
> I recently gave a security presentation to a group of developers in the
> health care startup scene.  There was great turnout and they really loved
> Webgoat (delivered via OWASP BWA).  As I left the presentation I pointed
> them at a variety of OWASP links - top 10, cheat sheets, secure coding
> guidelines - but I felt that it was a missed opportunity to really engage
> the group that had so much to gain from OWASP.
>
> What are people's thoughts about establishing a OWASP-Security-101 mailing
> list?  The idea would be to have this be a public list where developers
> would ask basic/intro web security questions.  We (OWASP leaders) would
> then direct people to available OWASP resources or answer the questions
> directly.
>
> This idea would create an ecosystem with developers that are not security
> experts per se (e.g. getting past the echo chamber). In addition, this will
> quickly identify gaps in OWASP resources ( 5 questions about topic X and we
> have no OWASP page on that topic).
>
> The goal here isn't to replace something like stack overflow, but instead
> to create an inviting space within OWASP where we can integrate more
> developers and publicize/enhance OWASP tools, resources, etc.
>
> One important thing for this new list would be that it's a safe place to
> ask "dumb" questions.  I think we could really distinguish ourselves here
> since many people are nervous about jumping into a more technical mailing
> list and just getting the "Did you google it?" type answer.
>
>
> Thoughts?  OWASP-Security-101?
>
>
>
>
>
> Michael Coates
> OWASP
> michael.coates at owasp.org
>
>
>
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