[Owasp-leaders] Intro to Security Mailing List (security101 at lists.owasp.org)

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Fri Aug 30 12:09:31 UTC 2013

I find myself wondering why we created a new platform for this rather than
using the forums at http://my.owasp.org?  That system already had an
existing user base, provides the ability to be updated on new posts via
e-mail, and provides a better interface for tracking and searching past
conversations than the mailing list.  Plus, it can be indexed by search
engines so that others can read and or participate in the conversation.
Seems a bit redundant in my opinion, but I'm happy that it's seen some


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:47 AM, Michael Coates
<michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

> Leaders,
> Over a year ago I created the security101 mailing list as an entry point
> for anyone to ask introductory (or more advanced) security questions. The
> OWASP community can provide guidance, links to OWASP materials, or realize
> we may need to create/update some OWASP materials to address the concern.
> The overall purpose was to provide a communication point when leaving a
> developer conference or outreach event. This way we didn't just provide
> valuable security information, but also created a way to continue the
> conversation and engagement with OWASP.
> I'm happy to report that we currently have over 500 subscribers to the
> mailing list. The activity is growing and I'd like to encourage you to
> share this mailing list in your presentations and outreach efforts. Please
> also join and jump in with questions or answers of your own.
> Security101 at lists.owasp.org
> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/security101
> Thanks!
> --
> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
> 2013 OWASP Board Reelection Candidate
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