[Owasp-leaders] Archiving conference websites at OWASP

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Mon Feb 4 18:22:26 UTC 2013


Dirk,

Thanks for answering that one for me.

Yup its in the queue.

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-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP WTE Project Lead
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On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Dirk Wetter <dirk.wetter at owasp.org> wrote:

>
> Hi Colin,
>
> as Kostas/Matt didn't answer yet: the 2012 content of the EU conference is
> not
> lost and will be available. It needs some work getting links changed etc.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dirk
>
>
> On 02/03/2013 11:28 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Matt and Sarah
> >
> > This is very important. It pains me that so much of the 2011 and 2012
> > conference materials appear to have disappeared through the use of
> > other websites that are then overwritten by the next conference.
> >
> > Thank you for your efforts here.
> >
> > Colin
> >
> > On 2 February 2013 19:11, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org> wrote:
> >> Sarah Baso sent me the following list of previous OWASP conferences and
> the
> >> locations of their pages on the OWASP wiki:
> >>
> >> 2010.appsecusa.org --> https://owasp.org/index.php/AppSec_US_2010,_CA
> >> 2009.appsecusa.org --> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_DC_2009
> >> 2008.appsecusa.org -->
> >> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_NYC_AppSec_2008_Conference
> >> 2007.appsecusa.org -->
> >> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_%26_WASC_AppSec_2007_Conference
> >> 2006.appsecusa.org -->
> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_Seattle_2006
> >> 2005.appsecusa.org -->
> >> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_Washington_2005
> >> 2004.appsecusa.org -->
> https://owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_NYC_2004
> >>
> >> All those have been setup with the process documented so that the future
> >> 20[1-9][0-9] global conferences can be archived in the same fashion and
> is
> >> the start of consistently archiving past conference material.
> >>
> >> Yes, these were the USA conferences, but the same will be done for
> AppSec
> >> [EU | LATAM | APAC] sites as well assuming the conferences had OWASP
> wiki
> >> sites and/or have kept some sort of a backup of the conference
> site/access
> >> to the content.
> >>
> >> However, for those leaders here who will be running the 2013++ global
> AppSec
> >> conferences, please take archiving the site into consideration during
> your
> >> planning.  If you are going to use a dynamic site, try to ensure we can
> >> archive it by mirroring the resulting content (e.g. wget -m [URL here]).
> >> There are no current plans to keep dynamic sites on the archive since
> these
> >> sites have no need to change and the attack surface of POHS (Plain Old
> HTML
> >> Sites) is way smaller.
> >>
> >> The idea to to point the general hostname at the server for that year
> so:
> >> Before a conference:
> >>      appsecusa.org will point to 2013.appsecusa.org where ever that
> server
> >> is located.
> >> After a conference and when the next one is gearing up:
> >>     appsecusa.org will point to 2014.appsecusa.org where ever that
> server is
> >> located
> >>          and
> >>      2013.appsecusa.org will point to OWASP's archive server with a
> static
> >> copy of the conference site.
> >>
> >> This will have the added benefit of not breaking links for the current
> >> year's conference when it is no longer current.  It also gives
> conference
> >> planners freedom to do what works for their sites as long as its
> >> mirror-able.
> >>
> >> For the regional conferences which have had regular offerings, we
> should be
> >> able to archive those conference sites as well - such as Ireland,
> BeNeLux,
> >> SnoFroc, etc.  The exact process hasn't been worked out yet.
> >>
> >> Anyway, that's they way things currently planned.  Feel free to provide
> >> feedback, suggestions, etc.
> >>
> >> Cheers!
> >>
> >> --
> >> -- Matt Tesauro
> >> OWASP WTE Project Lead
> >> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
> >> http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site
> >>
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