Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December 2018 Connector

December 2018


Letter from the Chairman
Dear OWASP Community,

Welcome to the last Connector of 2018, a year not be remembered for its smooth start.  In retrospective is has been an eventful and successful year with many highlights, achievements and not to mention CHANGES.

We started off the year with 4 new board members; Chenxi Wong, Greg Anderson, Sherif Mansour, and Owen Pendlebury.  The OWASP Foundation welcomed a newly hired Executive Director.  We said good bye and good luck to Laura Grau and Tiffany Long; left OWASP for a new opportunity.  We welcomed back Matt Tesauro and a new staff member Lisa Jones to the team.  Let us not forget the dedicated staff of Kelly Santalucia, Dawn Aitken, and Harold Blankenship.

At the end of the year, our Executive Director, Karen Staley resigned to return to the entertainment industry from where she originated. We thank Karen for her work and effort, in assisting the OWASP Foundation to continue on the path to becoming a more mature organization.

This year's elections, and close of 2018 we have to say, goodbye and thank you to Matt Konda and Andrew van der Stock; two highly contributing and long-time members of the Board and say welcome to Richard Greenberg and Gary Robinson in 2019.

Even with all the changes, we can look back on a prosperous 2018 including two successful global AppSec conferences in London and San Jose, and various local and regional events.

The chapter review is almost done, revealing we currently have 221 active chapters globally. The OWASP Top 10 2017 has been released early this year, new projects have started and several projects achieved flagship status.

We continued to gain the trust of our current and new global sponsors as well as our growing community of 2,400+ individual and close to 60 corporate members worldwide.    OWASP has again proven to be an active and healthy open source organization with a loyal and devoted community.

In closing, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays.  Let's make 2019 a triumphant, lucrative and eventful year!  We will kick it off with OWASP’s first Global AppSec conference to be held in Tel Aviv, May 26 to 30, 2019.
Your Chairman,

Martin Knobloch
OWASP Global Board of Directors
May 26-30, 2019
AppSec Israel 2019

Inter Continental David Tel Aviv


New Release: OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set Version 3.1.

Christian Folini and the OWASP Core Rule Set team is happy to announce the CRS release v3.1.0 at last.

For a complete list of new features and the changes in this release, see the CHANGES document: https://github.com/SpiderLabs/owasp-modsecurity-crs/blob/v3.1/dev/CHANGES

New Projects
OWASP Docker Top 10, led by Dirk Wetter, has been added as an Incubator Documentation Project


You may also be interested in one of our other affiliated events:

Event Date Location
AppSec California 2019 January 22- 25, 2019 Santa Monica, CA
OWASP New Zealand Day February 21-22, 2019 Auckland, New Zealand
Snow FROC 2019 March 14, 2019 Cable Center Denver, CO

Event Date Location
(ISC)² EMEA Secure Webinars June 26, 2018 - Weekly Virtual
QuBit Conference Belgrade February 7, 2019 Belgrade, Serbia
Day of Shecurity 2019 February 22, 2019 Boston, MA
Cyber Security and Cloud Expo Global April 25-26, 2019 London
IoT Tech Expo Global April 25-26, 2019 London
Hack in Paris 2019 June 16-20, 2019 Paris
Cyber Security and Cloud Expo Europe June 19-20, 2019 Amsterdam
IoT Tech Expo Europe June 19-20, 2019 Amsterdam
AppSec USA 2018 San Jose conference recordings NOW available for viewing!
YouTube Playlist for AppSecUSA 2018.


Updates for 2019:  New video conferencing system for the OWASP Foundation.

The OWASP Foundation is migrating to Zoom for video conferencing in 2019.  If you are currently a user of the Foundation's GoToMeeting and/or GoToWebinar accounts, please fill out this form so we can make sure the migration is smooth for you: https://goo.gl/forms/DLLsX1qn7iJHFN052

Look for future notifications on how new users can start to use this service once we've migrated existing users.  We hope to have all users migrated prior to the end of February when our agreement with GoToMeeting will end.
Another Foundation migration is the retirement of Mailman and the introduction of Discourse.  Discourse is  an open source Internet forum community management software application.


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