Wednesday, October 23, 2019

October 2019 Connector

October 2019


Letter from the Vice Chairman of the Board

Dear OWASP Community,  

Two of the primary initiatives the foundation staff has been working on over the past few months were the two back to back Global AppSec Events in DC and Amsterdam.  This was a huge undertaking by everyone involved.  We are pleased to announce that the survey feed back is positive and both events were well attended.  I was in attendance of Global AppSec Amsterdam and it was great meeting and speaking with old friends and meeting new ones.  I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the board to thank OWASP staff for their efforts in making the two conferences so successful. 

To continuing on with the events theme; I’m really happy to announce the locations of our 2020 OWASP Global AppSec Conferences.  The first one will be June 15 - 19, 2020 in Dublin and the second will be October 19 - 23, 2020 in San Francisco.  Dublin is not an exotic trip for me, more of a 10 minute tram ride.  Hopefully you will join us, while also making the most of the culture and scenery that Ireland has to offer.   

Last but not least, the OWASP Global Board of Directors election results where released Thursday October 17, 2019. I’d like to first thank everyone who has put their trust in me by voting me back onto the board for the next two years. I hope I do you justice.

I would also like to thank the large number of candidates that were willing to give of their personal time and run to be part of the Global OWASP Board.  This is a testament of the dedication and commitment of our members to continue to grow and evolve to the next level as an organization.  I encourage those that were not elected will still be involved in making a positive change by volunteering to be part of a committee.  The board and staff need all the help they can get to push through change. I hope you will join us in this journey.  We can not be successful without the help of the community. 

Until next time, 
Owen Pendlebury 
Vice Chairman, OWASP Global Board of Directors 
OWASP Global Board Election Results 
The newly elected 2020 OWASP Board Members:
Grant Ongers
Owen Pendlebury
Sherif Mansour
Vandana Verma Sengal
Congratulations, and thank you to all the candidates that participated and the OWASP members that voted. 
OWASP Foundation Global AppSec Event Dates for 2020

Global AppSec Dublin, June 15 - 19, 2020

Global AppSec San Francisco, October 19 - 23, 2020

Visit our website for future announcements.


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

Event Date Location
BASC 2019 (Boston Application Security Conference) October 19,2019 Burlington, MA
LASCON X October 24 - 25, 2019 Austin, TX
OWASP AppSec Day 2019 Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2019 Melbourne, Australia
German OWASP Day 2019 December 9 - 10, 2019 Karlsruhe, Germany
AppSec California 2020 January 21 - 24, 2020 Santa Monica, CA
OWASP New Zealand Day 2020 February 20 - 21, 2020 Auckland, New Zealand
Seasides 2020 March 3 - 5, 2020 Panjim Goa, India
SnowFROC 2020 March 5, 2020 Denver, CO

Event Date Location
BlackHat Europe 2019 December 2 - 5, 2019 London

BlackHat Europe 2019 London at EXCEL London
2019 December 2-5 
Visit the OWASP Booth 1015
Business Hall December 4 & 5 
December 4, 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
December 5: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OWASP Members are eligible for € 200.00 discount , email for code to use when registering.


Projects were well-represented at the previous two Global AppSec conferences in DC and Amsterdam this past month.  Both events featured the popular Project Showcase and I heartily thank the leaders of the projects who participated:

Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard
Secure Coding Dojo
API Security Project
Dependency Check
Juice Shop
ModSecuity Core Rule Set

These leaders put on a great set of presentations and, in many cases, the room was standing room only.  Thank you!

The project reviews that were done in DC and Amsterdam are still being evaluated and worked on; if you are waiting on answers, please have patience.  I hope to have them finalized by November.

The website migration continues moving forward.  The process of adding users to the proper repositories is an on-going effort.  If you have not given your GitHub username, please drop by the Request for Leader Github Usernames form.  A nice-to-accomplish goal would be to have the projects and chapters in their new website homes within the next 30 days.

Harold L. Blankenship
Director of Technology and Projects


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