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

Jason Johnson jason.johnson at p7n.net
Wed Nov 9 18:07:05 UTC 2016

I had no clue OWASP was a strategic partner lol. I did ask a local expo here to remove the OWASP logo they had but it was under certified venders. They were cool about it. This seems like they listed every security logo from google. Have you ever been to one of these expos? 

On November 9, 2016 10:30:15 AM CST, Steve Kosten <steve.kosten at owasp.org> wrote:
>I was approached by a conference (Cyber Security Summit) that will be
>in Denver in 2017 for cross-promotional purposes.  They currently list
>OWASP as a partner and use our logo
>In doing some research on this conference before agreeing to any
>cross-promotion, I found that they are selling panel slots and even
>the keynote speaker slot (see attached sponsorship package).  I found
>appalling and complete counter to the OWASP way.  OWASP Denver will not
>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
>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
>can we approach them and have them remove our logo?
>Steve Kosten
>OWASP Denver Chapter Leader
>OWASP-Leaders mailing list
>OWASP-Leaders at lists.owasp.org

Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
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