[Owasp-leaders] Representing OWASP as a adviser to the South African Justice Department

Christo christo.goosen at owasp.org
Thu Jan 14 11:31:15 UTC 2016


Thanks Kevin

Will look into the

https://securetheinternet.org/

Indeed it seems countries around the world are rushing to implement
legislation. Possibly the results of fear mongering politicians and
calls to curb encryption.

CG


On 14/01/2016 07:50, Kevin W. Wall wrote:
> Just seen on a crypto mailing list...from the looks of it, it sounds
> as though South African isn't the only country that needs help with this:
> http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2016/jan/13/cameron-and-corbyn-at-pmqs-politics-live
>
> Sigh. Clueless politicians working so hart do make the
> world an insecure place to live because they cower
> of being accountable to the public about perceived (to
> them) greater threats. Screw the public and anything
> to save their own political skin. They really all need to
> take a couple of courses in risk management.
>
> -kevin
>
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 10:24 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Christo,
>>
>> This might be one good place to start looking:
>>
>>      https://securetheinternet.org/
>>
>> It gives a broad overview, but it's essential that those who govern understand
>> the basic issues before they try to solve a problem that they don't really
>> understand.
>>
>> -kevin
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:32 AM, Andrew van der Stock
>> <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Christo - please put together something formal that is not particularly
>>> politically charged* in South Africa, and I think the Board would be happy
>>> to vote on making your submission official on our letterhead once we have
>>> had a chance to review your submission.
>>>
>>> Do you need help with social media awareness?
>>>
>>> Come on folks - this is the sort of positive, neutral advocacy we should be
>>> getting in to - being a trusted adviser without drama is what we do in our
>>> day jobs. We're good at this. Please look this over, and help Christo and
>>> our South African OWASP members with advice and help drafting a response.
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>> Andrew
>>>
>>> * OWASP has to be careful about appearing as partisan political advocacy, as
>>> we're prohibited from doing so in the USA, and I'm more than happy for being
>>> non-partisan to extend to all countries. We can and should advocate for
>>> technical positions without being partisan.
>>>
>>>
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>>
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>
>

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Christo Goosen
OWASP Cape Town Chapter Leader
OWASP Foundation
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