[Owasp-leaders] Security 101 Mailing List?

Azeddine Islam Mennouchi azeddine.mennouchi at owasp.org
Thu Jan 26 09:08:01 UTC 2012


Rory
+1 I m with you

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> This sounds like stack overflow??
> Otherwise an individual may get different answers, some conflicting...
> Best to have answer submissions and a voting system to promote the best
> one aka stack...
>
> On 26 Jan 2012, at 07:41, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> easy way to start is https://groups.google.com/forum/ ?
> if we setup a seperate forum we have to secure it as well, which might be
> a good usecase (e.g. securing http://www.mybb.com/)
>
> --Seba
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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Islam Azeddine Mennouchi
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