[Owasp-topten] Lets do an OWASP Top 10 Summit before the end of the year

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Wed Nov 18 08:05:43 EST 2009

The OWASP Top 10 threads have been great, but I feel that to really nail
this down, we need to get together in one physical (with virtual/remote
participation) to debate any pending issues & present new ideas.

So what about a 1 or 2 day "OWASP Top 10 Summit" where we work together to
complete this document?

Financially, I would say that the cost per person (for the guys that need
financial support) would be on average USD 1500 (to cover for international
flights) which would cover Flights, Accommodation and Food. So for 10 guys
to get together are wrap this up it would cost 15,000 USD (which is not that
bad for a document like the OWASP Top 10)

Ideally we should find one or two sponsors for this. Think about it, 2
companies, each providing 15k USD each, and get 20 (or more) top security
consultants plus business users working together (for example the PCI
council should be there, so should representatives from active OWASP
Corporate Champions like GE). From a Marketing point of view, being
associated with this event shouldn't be that hard to justify .

The deliverable of this Summit would be simple and easy to measure: 'The
OWASP Top 10 - 2010 edition" ready for publishing and distribution

The location would depend on the possible participants. Washington DC is a
strong contestant due to Dave (& others) being there (I will lobby for
London :)  ). Another option is to piggy back on one of the OWASP
conferences we still have until the end of the year (not sure what is the
schedule in 2010):

   - December 2nd 2009 - BeNeLux
   - December 10-11, 2009 - IBWAS (Spain and Portugal)<http://www.ibwas.com/>

 If it is too tight to make this happen in 2009, a Summit in early January
2010 followed by a release of "OWASP Top 10 - 2010 Edition" by 31st January
would also work well.I'm happy to help making this event happen

Dinis Cruz

Blog: http://diniscruz.blogspot.com
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