[Owasp-leaders] Insurance Certs

Sherif Koussa sherif.koussa at owasp.org
Mon Sep 12 20:06:24 UTC 2016

Hi Tiffany,

So our host is a public company, so they have a bunch of regulations and
procedures in place. They require us to indicate the dates and times of
each event. For that, we have to schedule all our events for the whole year
and get one cert for those dates. The problem starts to happen if we needed
to change a particular date for any reason, mostly the host changes the
date as they accidentally double booked or plans changed and they need the
room on a particular date which is the situation we have this week.


On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 4:02 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>

> Sherif,
> Do you need an insurance cert with the discrete dates of the event or will
> a broader cert help?  Is this particular to one venue or a recurring need?
> Best,
> Tiffany
> Tiffany Long
> Community Manager
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:52 PM, Sandeep Singh <sandeep.singh at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi Sherif,
>> We don't require showing an insurance cert at Delhi.
>> However the issue here is interesting and may arise with others as well.
>> We generally ensure availability of venue on the announced meetup date in
>> advance with the help of our point of contact at the venue to avoid any
>> last minute changes. Our meetups are generally on Saturdays (weekends) so
>> chances of clashes with other events are rare because of which venue
>> providers may have to cancel the venue.
>> Also it is safe to connect with a backup venue every month and check
>> their availability on the meetup date in advance so that in case you need
>> to shuffle at the last moment.
>> P.S. - Even after making all attempts to avoid such issues, they tend to
>> arise sometimes so we can just learn and move on :)
>> Hope this helps
>> Regards,
>> Sandeep
>> OWASP Delhi
>> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 12:53 AM, Sherif Koussa <sherif.koussa at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I was just wondering if other Chapters require showing an insurance
>>> cert requested by the organizing hosting the event?
>>> OWASP was very generous to provide a cert as long as we ask way in
>>> advance. However, sometimes our host change the dates on us all of a
>>> sudden, and this is where we have a problem.
>>> For example, we have an event this Wednesday, which was changed from
>>> Thursday, for which we don't have a cert for, we have 70 professionals
>>> RSVPed for the event and another 10 in the waiting list. What makes this
>>> event extra special is we are kicking off The Mentorship Program (bringing
>>> security professionals and those who wanna get into the field together) for
>>> the first time. However, the whole thing is in jeopardy now.
>>> Has anyone else been in this situation and had found a solution for it?
>>> Regards,
>>> Sherif Koussa
>>> OWASP Ottawa
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