OWASP Foundation (Overview Slides) is a professional association of global members and is open to anyone interested in learning more about software security. Local chapters are run independently and guided by the Chapter_Leader_Handbook. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional association your support and sponsorship of any meeting venue and/or refreshments is tax-deductible. Financial contributions should only be made online using the authorized online chapter donation button. To be a SPEAKER at ANY OWASP Chapter in the world simply review the speaker agreement and then contact the local chapter leader with details of what OWASP PROJECT, independent research or related software security topic you would like to present on.
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The OWASP Charleston (Chucktown) Local Chapter meetings are FREE and OPEN to anyone interested in learning more about application security. We encourage individuals to provide knowledge transfer via hands-on training and presentations of specific OWASP projects and research topics and sharing SDLC knowledge.
We the encourage vendor-agnostic presentations to utilize the OWASP Powerpoint template when applicable and individual volunteerism to enable perpetual growth. As a 501(3)c non-profit association donations of meeting space or refreshments sponsorship is encouraged, simply contact the local chapter leaders listed on this page to discuss. Prior to participating with OWASP please review the Chapter Rules.
The chapter is committed to providing an engaging experience for a variety of audience types ranging from local students and those beginning in app-sec, to those experienced and accomplished professionals who are looking for competent collaborators for OWASP-related projects. To this end, we will continue to conduct both chapter meetings as well as out-of-band curricula, on application security topics.
During the starting months will be lead by a Chapter Leader and a team of individuals until such a time that a vote can be held to select a full board (alphabetical order):
- Tony Cook - Chapter Leader
- Mike Jenks - Vice Chapter Leader
- Empty - Board Chair
- Empty - Board Member
- Empty - Board Member
Board member responsibilities include:
* Providing governance for chapter and member activities in terms chapter mission and OWASP code of ethics * Recruiting OWASP membership * Driving OWASP NoVA Chapter attendance and involvement * Deferring to, facilitating, and supporting the activities and projects of chapter membership * Eliciting, scheduling, and coordinating chapter panels, speakers, and other sessions * Scouting, clearing, and scheduling chapter meeting venues and catering * Identifying opportunities for collaboration between chapter membership, OWASP global committees, and other organizations * Collecting and auditing use of chapter funds * Voting on chapter matters
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Meetings are (generally) held on the last Thursday of the month.
We need speakers and topics! If you want to present, please contact Tony We're very open to hearing from all our members/attendees.
Within the chapter, various common interests will spring up. As these groups pop up we will create Google groups to manage collaboration amongst participants for these topics. Feel free to join and participate in:
The Charleston (Chucktown) chapter is committed to compiling resources on interesting and valuable topic areas. We hope that this structure helps you access information pertinent to your tasks at hand as you move through a secure application development life cycle. We will decide on these various topics as the chapter matures and as the Board & chapter members decide.