[Owasp-southafrica] OWASP South Africa - Welcome

Lindsay.vanEden at absa.co.za Lindsay.vanEden at absa.co.za
Mon Mar 3 14:58:36 EST 2008

> Good day everyone,
> Just wanted to welcome you all to the very early stages of what I hope
> will be an incredibly successful local OWASP chapter.
> As most of you are aware, the Open Web Application Security Program is
> an open community dedicated to enabling organisations develop,
> purchase, test and maintain secure applications.
> The OWASP principles are some of the many proven core fundamentals I
> use to help assess risk and application architecture against, ensuring
> not only security - confidentiality, integrity and availability, but
> stability in an ever changing high risk sector.  I believe the OWASP
> testing methodologies and secure coding best practices have saved me
> many a sleepless night, and is one of the many reasons I believe it is
> so important to help raise the awareness, while hopefully changing the
> way institutions, corporations, developers view and assess application
> security, which as you know, impacts network and infrastructure
> security.
> With that in mind, it is my hope this community will attract not only
> the development teams and risk, but security operators, information
> security staff and management.
> So please help me in spreading the word to your friends, colleagues,
> study groups and even the vendors.
> I am in the process of organising the first OWASP SA chapter meet, so
> please feel free to either drop me a mail or even starting a
> discussion with comments, questions and suggestions on how I can make
> this an unforgettable kick off event.
> We are also very fortunate to have some of THE industry leaders
> amongst us, whom need no introduction, but in my excitement feel the
> need to brag... just a little.
> Namely Rogan Dawes - Aspect Security
> Author of Webscarab and Webscarab NG, whose name is synonymous with
> application security.
> Webscarab being an essential tool for any application penetration
> tester.
> Daniel Cuthbert - Corsaire
> One of the founding member of OWASP whom has lectured at Westminster
> and Royal Holloway universities!
> Speaker at countless security conferences who's work and contribution
> to the community is priceless.
> Charl van der Walt & Haroon Meer - Sensepost
> Apart from Charls extensive egg and spoon racing abilities, Charl
> being a founding member of SensePost whom is frequently published and
> has co-authored many books on information security and computer
> hacking. Haroon and Charl are the authors of wikto and suru, yet
> another must have tool for today's penetration testers.  
> Regards,
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> Lindsay van Eden
> GRCB Information Security
> Barclays PLC
> Direct:  +27 11 772 7172
> mailto: Lindsay.vanEden at Barclays.com
> mailto: Lindsay.vanEden at ABSA.co.za
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> OWASP South Africa
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa
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