[Owasp-leaders] WARNING: Good news!

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Wed May 17 03:51:14 UTC 2017

Fantastic news. Glad to hear it!!

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 7:47 PM Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org> wrote:

> I'm finally back home after back to back OWASP trips.  I'm been keeping up
> with things as best I could and am just now getting to share some news
> AppSec EU - what a great conference.  The Developer and Project Summits
> held there were quite effective.  It's always great to hang out with our
> community.  Based on face to face meetings with OWASP leaders there, I
> picked up a couple of action items. The biggest one is to setup a temporary
> Discourse install for leaders to use, experiment with and provide feedback
> on. That's on this weeks ToDo list.
> After Belfast, I went to Interop ITX and spoke at Dark Reading's Cyber
> Security Crash Course - I had the AppSec bit and spread the word about
> OWASP.  Interesting things that happened:
>    1. Sitting in the track, I heard 5 different positive mentions of
>    OWASP by other speakers
>    2. At lunch, the table I sat at was stunned to hear that OWASP only
>    has 6 full-time staff + 2 part timers.  They thought we were MUCH bigger in
>    terms of staff.
>    3. I bumped into a project leader randomly in the hall and as we
>    talked a bit, I asked how their interactions with the Foundation staff had
>    been.  They said they didn't really interact much with the Foundation but
>    ever time they'd reached out to staff it was positive and they were thanked
>    + encouraged to continue their OWASP work.
>    4. At the Vegas airport going through security, one of the guards
>    noticed the stickers on my laptop.  After telling him what I did, he
>    thanked OWASP for the work we do mentioning how computers (and software)
>    are everywhere now and really need help especially after the WannaCry
>    ransomware attacks.
> After all these interactions, I choose
>    - to be positive about OWASP and the good work we do
>    - to be constructive when things don't work like they should so we can
>    make them better
>    - to remember that there's a ton of vulnerable software out there and
>    we're only going to make headway when we work together
>    - to believe that for every negative comment, there's 100 positive
>    interactions that go unspoken
>    - to keep in mind that all staff only want the best for OWASP but
>    we're human and we make mistakes from time to time.
> I encourage all of you to choose to be positive and reflect on all the
> good things OWASP has done and will continue to do.
> What other positive news do  you want to share?
> Cheers from Texas (finally)
> --
> -- Matt Tesauro
> OWASP AppSec Pipeline Lead
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_AppSec_Pipeline
> OWASP WTE Project Lead
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> <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Web_Testing_Environment_Project>*
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> site
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Michael Coates | @_mwc <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
OWASP Global Board
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