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Since last month the foundation has been busy working towards enabling our project leaders and community members to utilize funds to work on nurturing and developing projects. So far there has been huge uptake on this initiative. It’s great to see so many people passionate about collaborating at project summits.
Our Global AppSec Tel-Aviv is nearly upon us, for members, there is an extra incentive for attending this conference, in the form of a significant discount. This and the sandy beaches and beautiful scenery, not to mention the great speakers and trainers we have lined up, is a great reason to attend. If you have not done so we would encourage you to attend this great conference - https://telaviv.appsecglobal.org.
One of the key things I’ve noticed in my Board of Director tenure is the passion our community emits, sometimes this passion aids in growing the foundation, but sometimes it also forces us to take a step back and look at how we do things within the foundation. With Mike, our ED and staff we have seen a lot of good change from an operations perspective, with more in the pipeline. Mike’s appointment has allowed the Board of Directors to take a step back from operations and enable us to work on more strategic goals. To this end at a recent Board meeting we discussed each Board member taking up one of the following strategic goals, as set out at the start of the year:
1.Marketing the OWASP brand
Decrease the possibility of OWASP losing relevance
Reaching out to management and Risk levels
Increase involvement in new tech/ ways of doing things – dev ops
Get Universities involved
Practicum sponsored ideas
6.Improve OWAP/ Board of Directors Perception
8. Get consistent ED
I would encourage the community to come forward if you have any ideas on the above and are happy to work with one of the 7 Board of Directors and community members on one of these initiatives.
Thanks and best wishes,
OWASP FOUNDATION UPDATE FROM INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
OWASP Foundation welcomes aboard Emily Berman as Events Director. Emily was most recently with the Scrum Alliance where she planned high-profile functions for upwards of 2,000 guests. Emily brings a fresh approach to events planning and her 12 years of experience planning and organizing large-scale events worldwide well in advance will greatly benefit our Global AppSecs.
We have had the following projects added to the OWASP inventory. Please congratulate these leaders and check out the work they have done:
Risk Assessment Framework
Ade Yoseman Putra, Rejah Rehim
Container Security Verification Standard
Find Security Bugs
Vulnerable Web Application
Julio Pedro de Lira Neto
Top 10 Card Game
DevSecOps Maturity Model
Also, we will have the following projects presenting at the Project Showcase Global AppSec Tel Aviv:
Wednesday, May 29th
Thursday, May 30th
Omer Levi Hevroni
Erez Yalon, Inon Shkedy
IoT & Embedded AppSec
Mod Security Core Rule Set
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
12:55 p.m. Lunch Break
Application Security Curriculum
Damned Vulnerable Serveless Application
Finally, if you are able to help participate in the Project Reviews at the Conference, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a large line-up of projects to review this time around:
Google Summer of Code Update:
We were allocated 13 students this year! The current timeline is as follows:
Google Season of Docs:
We were accepted into the Google Season of Docs. There will be a single technical writer resource. The current timeline is as follows:
New OWASP Chapters
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nashua, New Hampshire
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Syracuse, New York
We would like to welcome the following Premier and Contributor Corporate Members.