[Owasp-leaders] Who wants to train the UK Home Office Software Engineers Security Testing for free?

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Wed Jul 11 22:50:55 UTC 2018

No.  From their request: "*Unfortunately we aren't able to offer monetary

That's why the London Chapter is looking for a local resource.

If you have an OWASP project or are connected to an OWASP chapter, you may
be able to get funds from those sources but would have to ask the
project/chapter leader(s) first.  Kinda depends on how far it is for you to
get there aka total cost for travel/accommodation to see if it makes
sense.  I could easily give the training but it makes no sense for me to
travel from Texas to London for a 1 day thing - just not worth the expense
(not to mention travel time).


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On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 5:23 PM, Sean Wright <sean.wright at owasp.org> wrote:

> Would they pay for travel and accommodation expenses?
> Thanks,
> Sean
> On Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 22:05 Sherif Mansour, <sherif.mansour at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Firstly thank for those who attended AppSecEU this year and making it a
>> sucess. As one of three OWASP London Chapter leaders (Sam & Greg cc'd) we
>> thank you and hope you have enjoyed the event.
>> Now imagine our surprise when we got this in the mail this week:
>>> *The Home Office is hosting up to 200 people for TESTCON'18, a
>>> conference for UK Government Software Engineers engaged in testing and QA.
>>> This year in central London, we're looking for organisations to run a
>>> workshop on Monday 8th of October. With security testing being a key tenant
>>> of government software engineering we’re really keen to host a hands-on
>>> security testing workshop. Attendees would bring their own laptops and
>>> ideally get hands-on with one of your Open Source tools (for example
>>> Arachni or Dependency Check). The rooms we have available hold around 13
>>> people at a time so it would be great if we could repeat the workshop a
>>> couple of times during the day (depending on availability / popularity).
>>> Unfortunately we aren't able to offer monetary incentives but it is a great
>>> opportunity to present to an engaged audience in a building not open to the
>>> public. Would this be something OWASP could support? If so would you be so
>>> kind to fill out the following? • Your name: • Session title: • Approximate
>>> duration required: • Brief overview of the session: • A few sentences about
>>> yourself:*
>> If you are intrested in presenting a session at the UK Goverment's
>> TESTCON, please let us know and we will take it from there. (Please do not
>> forget to fill out the 5 points above).
>> This is a great oppertunity to train developers dealing with critical
>> infrastructure in security.
>> Kind regards,
>> --
>> Sherif Mansour
>> OWASP Global Board Member & OWASP London Chapter Leader
>> Site: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/London
>> Email: sherif.mansour at owasp.org
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