[Owasp-leaders] Mission statement of OWASP -- question and clarification

Bil Corry bil.corry at owasp.org
Wed Aug 9 16:02:23 UTC 2017


I agree that social engineering is in-scope, however, I do know when I
tried to bring a talk on social engineering to the Chicago chapter years
ago, I was told by the chapter leader that it wasn't in-scope.


- Bil

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:51 AM, Steve Kosten <steve.kosten at owasp.org> wrote:

> Todd,
>
> I absolutely consider Human Factor to be w/in OWASP scope.  While we
> haven't had talks at our Denver chapter on social engineering, but would
> definitely welcome a great speaker w/ that topic.  Our chapter considers
> all security topics as fair game and our community seems to appreciate it.
>
> Steve Kosten
> OWASP Denver Chapter Leader
>
> On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Todd Dahl <todd.dahl at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> After reading our mission statement it appears that there's no room to
>> talk about certain aspects of security. For example Social Engineering.
>>
>> I would really like to touch on the Human Factor of security and possibly
>> bring some presenters to the chapter to talk about it.
>>
>> I am curious to know what the Foundation and other chapter leaders feel
>> about that. Is there any room for the Human Factor of security in OWASP?
>>
>> -Todd
>>
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