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We are only one month away from AppSec USA. OWASP is dedicated to education and bringing the community together. We really do hope you are able to come to AppSec USA to participate in a great conference. It's going to be a conference filled with more than 15 hands-on training courses and over 120 hours of talks with strong Keynotes by: Chenxi Wang, Michael Coates, and Armon Dadgar.
Looking ahead we are working on strengthening the foundation with a focus on our foundational priorities: projects, education, and community. In the next months, we will continue to focus more support of the regional events, chapters and projects trying to develop a stronger community with increased engagement with the community working together to guide the foundation and help it reach its objectives. The new Executive Director, Karen Staley has contacted many of you and will continue to do so to reach out and learn and ask for your support as she works to strengthen the community and OWASP. Please support her in this endeavor as she tries to find the best way forward with your guidance and input.
I hope you enjoy this months connector with information on community, projects and the regional events. I look forward to seeing you in San Jose!
Martin Knobloch OWASP Chairman of the Board of Directors
We are happy to announce the verified candidates that will be in the election for the Global Board of Directors for the OWASP Foundation.
OWASP Foundation Staff Announcement:
Laura Grau has moved on to another opportunity. We at the Foundation thank her for her 5 years of service. We wish her all the best in her new endeavor and hope to fill the position at a later date.
Projects were busy this past month:
Security Knowledge Framework was made a flagship project. If you haven't read the blog yet, please be sure to do so as it includes a piece by the project leaders.