[Owasp-leaders] Conference Promoting itself as associated with OWASP / use of logo

Steve Kosten steve.kosten at owasp.org
Wed Nov 9 16:30:15 UTC 2016


I was approached by a conference (Cyber Security Summit) that will be run
in Denver in 2017 for cross-promotional purposes.  They currently list
OWASP as a partner and use our logo (http://cybersummitusa.com/partners/).
In doing some research on this conference before agreeing to any
cross-promotion, I found that they are selling panel slots and even selling
the keynote speaker slot (see attached sponsorship package).  I found this
appalling and complete counter to the OWASP way.  OWASP Denver will not be
associated with this conference and I know other local security
organizations who refuse to be associated with this conference.

That being said, they are using our logo and claiming OWASP is a partner?
Can anyone from the board chime in and let us know if this is approved?  If
so, I think we need to revisit who we associate ourselves with.  If not,
can we approach them and have them remove our logo?

Steve Kosten
OWASP Denver Chapter Leader
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