[Owasp-leaders] Post Secondary Institute Study

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Thu Oct 15 04:03:39 UTC 2015


Useful data-point 

http://csrc.nist.gov/nice/framework/national_cybersecurity_workforce_framework_03_2013_version1_0_for_printing.pdf

Tom Brennan
973-506-9304

> On Oct 6, 2015, at 2:16 PM, Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi Tom,
> 
> We are in the process of redeveloping our contact list from the 100+ Academic Supporters as of 2013. Unfortunately, our membership database did not preserve lead contacts for these institutions and in most cases we did not have names attached to these accounts, which makes follow up difficult.
> 
> Since one of the benefits of Academic Supporter account is a vote in the elections, it is helpful to have a name attached to the account. This person can also serve as a faculty advisor for student chapters should the institution want to set one up.
> 
> When we created a new, detailed Academic Supporter application we forwarded it to contacts we have in our database who have university addresses. Unfortunately, as you have noted, so far we have only had ten universities join/renew as Academic Supporters. It would be great if the contacts that do respond to your survey could be directed to the Academic Supporter application so we can have a formal record and acknowledgement of their participation.
> 
> If anyone has a contact at a university that should be in our Academic Supporter program, please forward them this link:
> 
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Academic_Supporter
> 
> Noreen Whysel
> Community Manager
> OWASP Foundation
> 
>> On Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>> We produced https://www.owasp.org/images/6/6b/OWASP_Blue_Book-Educational_Institutions.pdf
>> 
>> With only (10) listed at OWASP https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Academic_Supporter we have failed to raise awareness and enlist a advisory board of academia in any meaningful way globally based on the 2751 identified just in the USA
>> 
>> The next revision of the blue book will seek to improve on the prior work we did and published back after summit.
>> 
>> Have had a large number of interested parties across the world so far.
>> 
>> Tom Brennan
>> 973-506-9304
>> 
>>> On Oct 4, 2015, at 5:39 PM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Tom, 
>>> 
>>> sounds interesting. And worth working on and also well aligned with our OWASP goals. 
>>> Small question: Who is "we" in your email? Is this an OWASP project, or another organisation outside of OWASP? 
>>> 
>>> Best, Tobias
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On 29/09/15 15:07, Tom Brennan wrote:
>>>> Software powers the world, but insecure software threatens safety, trust, and economic growth.  Purpose of this call for participation is to gather PHASE I information for a study of Post Secondary Institute educators and advancement of secure programing.  
>>>> 
>>>> PROBLEM STATEMENT 
>>>> 
>>>> The United States has 7600 Post Secondary Institutes that report Title IV programs (Stamford Loans, Pell Grants etc.) of these,  2751 Post Secondary Institutes offer computer             programming (non vocational). 
>>>> 
>>>> A smaller number of these institutions offer courses dedicated to secure programming / software security and we want to simply help improve that.  
>>>> 
>>>> What is the motivation for the Professor's to adopt industry best practice from sources such as OWASP, Center for Internet Security, SafeCode, NIST, NSF, IEEE, PTES and others.
>>>> 
>>>> In this research study we wish to determine opportunities for collective improvement with discussion of both Academia and Industry to move the ball forward.
>>>> 
>>>> Are you a professor and would like to be part of the discussion?
>>>> 
>>>> Get involved with a simple sign up form:  http://goo.gl/forms/N0jxLtXdY0
>>>> 
>>>> Do you know an amazing professor who should be consulted as part of the project please forward as appropriate. 
>>>> 
>>>> Tom Brennan
>>>> 973-202-0122
>>>> 
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