[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Global Industry Committee

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Thu Sep 11 19:17:17 UTC 2014

Hi Bev,

Fully support!
this is great initiative!
Yes, it would be great to restart the Global Industry Committee.

When the GIC got shut down in Spring 2013, I tried to reboot it or at 
least keep part of its duties alive but at the time unfortunately the 
board decided against that. It is nice that we we can now breath new 
life into this.

IMHO some of the goals could be:
It's goals are to expand awareness of and promote the inclusion of 
software security best practices in Industry, Government, Academia and 
regulatory agencies and be a voice for industry.

This will be accomplished through outreach; including presentations, 
development of position papers and collaborative efforts with other 

Activities like:
- advocating industry interests and building relationship with industry 
and eventually improving our corporate membership and influence.
- initiating new industry related projects and building synergy between 
these industry related projects and promoting them (e.g. Industry links, 
CISO guide, etc.).
- it could also help to keep the liaisons with various industry bodies 
better organised and alive (today it seems quite ad-hoc. Sometimes OWASP 
members get on these other organisations' working groups, advisory 
boards etc., but for us as OWASP, I don't see us getting much from the 
relationship with the other organisations.)

And in the medium term, it would also be cool if this group could help 
generate new corporate memberships from industry companies. Industry 
could benefit a lot more from our OWASP projects. What is missing is to 
make it easy accessible and promote what we have. We just need to 
promote more the use of OWASP to them and hopefully more may be open to 
sponsor OWASP.

Just a thought.


On 11/09/14 17:53, Bev Corwin wrote:
> Dear Leaders and NNI'ers,
> I was recently asked to put together a first run rough draft to 
> reinstate the OWASP Global Industry Committee.
> Here is what I started so far, a "very rough" draft proposal for the 
> OWASP Global Industry Committee 2.0. My understanding is that I should 
> submit it to the leaders list for discussion and contributions. Feel 
> free to edit and comment on the documents. I've also invited the OWASP 
> NNI (NIST NSTIC IDESG) Initiative members to review, participate, 
> comment, and help create the draft.  Is there anything else that I 
> should do to get the ball rolling?
> Please share your thoughts and suggestions for improvements, thanks!:
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1eWTUfPkXdyTa5wbetARi6CA2vJ6ZjCcWxWYsxP8-BqQ/edit
> Also the draft updated version of the OWASP Global Industry Committee 
> 2.0 Framework document (taken from Johanna's original draft for the 
> OWASP Committee 2.0 Framework):
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1WNmOrZyIqqE22TXYFOQvtpPildFiDn2aBgeNJ5nNhDA/edit
> Feel free to make any comments that you think will help improve the 
> proposal and framework documents.
> Please forgive any typos, or other issues. Looking forward to your 
> feedback and comments.
> Thank you and best wishes.
> Sincerely,
> Bev
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