[Owasp-leaders] Security 101 Mailing List?

Seba seba at owasp.org
Thu Jan 26 14:28:35 UTC 2012


http://myowasp.ning.com/ has spam entries in the forum
we should probably put some moderation on that on (or bring it offline)?

--Seba


On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>wrote:

> We have a link to “community forums” from the main page of the wiki that
> goes to an established ning site.  http://myowasp.ning.com/****
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> Could we leverage this somehow?****
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> *From:* owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:
> owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org] *On Behalf Of *Ludovic Petit
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:53 AM
> *To:* Michael Coates
> *Cc:* owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Owasp-leaders] Security 101 Mailing List?****
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> Great idea, even if  indeed users are likely to have many answers from
> many of us.****
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> However and even in this perspective, I think it will be a good thing
> because it will show users the benefit of the community for the subject
> being treated. So as such, good for spreading the Voice of OWASP.****
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> Last but not least, I agree and understand your final comment about "dumb'
> questions and "Did you Google it?", ****
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> but in my view and as I often say on a daily basis, there is no "dumb"
> questions, only wrong answers.****
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> Maybe could we foster the idea for a 'banner' in such mailing list, to
> make users more confident in their questions and queries ;-)****
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> Ludovic****
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> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:26 AM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
> wrote:****
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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).
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Thoughts?  OWASP-Security-101?
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> Michael Coates
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