[Owasp-leaders] Introducing FLOSSHack

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Nov 7 23:05:17 UTC 2012


I see this as a service that completely serves the mission of OWASP.
You should be proud of yourself for doing this. Bravo!

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Jim Manico
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On Nov 7, 2012, at 11:41 PM, Tim Morgan <tim.morgan at owasp.org> wrote:

>
> Greetings OWASP Leaders,
>
> I want to bring to your attention an experimental project that the
> Portland, Oregon OWASP chapter has been working on this year.  The
> project is structured as a hacking competition and workshop and is
> motivated by two observations I've made over the years:
>
> * It's hard to find good pentesters
>
> * Lots of organizations need application security testing, but simply
>  can't afford it
>
>
> Free/Libre Open Source Software Hacking (FLOSSHack) events are
> designed to bring together individuals interested in learning more
> about application security with open source projects and organizations
> in need of low cost or pro bono security auditing.  FLOSSHack provides
> a friendly, but mildly competitive, workshop environment in which
> participants learn about and search for vulnerabilities in selected
> software. In turn, selected open source projects and qualified
> non-profit organizations benefit from additional quality assurance and
> security guidance.
>
> You can learn more about my thoughts on how best to organize FLOSSHack
> events here:
>  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/FLOSSHack
>
> We held our first FLOSSHack event in July and I think it was quite
> successful(*):
>  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/FLOSSHack_One
>
> We learned a lot about what works and what doesn't, so I hope to make
> our next FLOSSHack even more effective.  My ultimate goal is that
> these events become more streamlined and organized to where other
> OWASP chapters can easily throw their own FLOSSHack events.  If any of
> you are interested in holding a similar event or would like to help in
> other ways, please let me know.
>
> Thanks!
> tim
>
>
> * Thanks much to Wil Clouser, Michael Coates, Ushahidi, and all of the
>  participants who made this possible
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