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OWASP Louisville

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Here are some of the things we discussed last week:

Initially we will meet on a quarterly basis. Our first meeting will probably coincide with the March ISSA meeting (I believe that would be on Friday March 6). We will ask for suggestions from the attendees at that first meeting as to when the meeting should take place (consistent day and time every quarter).

  • To Do I’ll work with Fritz (ISSA President) on the first meeting.
  • The venue for the March meeting will have to be in a location that will hold roughly 50 – 100 people.
  • To Do Mark T. will look into U of L for this meeting.
  • The first meeting topic will be a presentation on what OWASP is, as well as a discussion on hacking tools.
  • To Do Mitch and Curtis to present?
  • One of the first orders of business is to work on the website. We will need to have this somewhat robust before we start the heavy marketing for the chapter/first meeting. Our website, like the other OWASP websites, will provide access to the presentations and provide credit for the presenters of our meetings. We will also use the website to get feedback on topics for discussion and programs the members would like to see. Please see that the Discussion area has been enabled (on the tab above) and we also have a new Presentation Area
  • To Do We should start ramping up the site ASAP.
  • From a Marketing perspective, we will target current ISSA members, work with Michael Vincent of ISACA, get the word out at Infragard, get the word out at the Louisville Geek Dinner, recruit U of L students (Mark), get the word out to the development community, Curtis will let some of the Microsoft folks know, people from HP and Webinspect, set up a Linked In group (me), utilize a “professional evite” sit for invitations, other Louisville networking groups, have Adrian Crenshaw get the word out…
  • To Do If everyone can help on this front right off the bat, it would be most helpful
  • Some future topics could include Secure SDLC, get Royt Belani (spoke at InfoSec conference), Shannnon Topkins, Jeff Williams (founder of OWASP) and more. Looking at the other OWASP sites, especially NY, San Francisco, and Denver are good guides for meeting topics.
  • As far as the roles go, Ajay and Curtis can be Directors, I can do Marketing with Scott, Mark Maxey and Kristen, Mitch, Brian and Mark T. can focus on programs (speakers, locations, etc.). This is subject to change, but is a potential structure for the board of the group.
  • Financially our commitment is minimal. The cost of a location and any lunch/snacks would be the only cost incurred off the bat. My company Accuvant can pick up the cost on this, and depending on how much these will be I can find another cosponsor for the group.
  • We should make the group fun and be creative. Offer prizes for member of the year etc.

Upcoming March Meeting

  • When: March 6 Details will be announced very soon!

If you plan to attend the meeting please RSVP by email to Kristen Sullivan (Kristen[dot]Sullivan[at]ky[dot]gov)

Everyone is welcome to join us at our chapter meetings.


Louisville OWASP Chapter Board Members

Scope of the board is to discuss and approve local activities, meetings and plans.The board meetings will be announced at a later date. The board currently includes the following members:

  • Chapter Leader: Chris Parker
  • Kristen Sullivan
  • Carl Alexander
  • Brian Blankenship
  • Mitchell Greenfield
  • Mark Thacker
  • Ajay Gupta
  • Mark Maxey
  • Curtis Koenig
  • Scott MacArthur


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