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Please review the progress of the Global Committee http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Committee_Pages and prepare your report to status on old business and new business.

When Tue Dec 1 5pm – 6pm GMT (no daylight saving) Where 1-866-534-4754 Code: 7452912855


IDEA CATCHER: Kate Hartman


2009 Review of outstanding items

Outstanding items for 2010

- RFQ Outsourcing OWASP Website/Mailing Lists etc & Larry Support

- Correction Banner Ads


- Welcome New Board Members - Matt Tesauro and Eoin Keary

Finance Report


- 2010 Budget

P&L as of Nov 2009

- Proposal - The Foundation should produce an annual report similar to http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/2/26/WMF_20072008_Annual_report._high_resolution.pdf.  I suggest that we draft one (many of the materials are available) and target a Q1 release - perhaps along with the T10.

Committee Reports

- Please review Global Committee Reports before meeting

- Board Member 3 Month Rotation of Global Committees Oversight (Draw Straws)

Membership Committee

- Membership Report 755 - Alison Report

- Linked'In OWASP Group Members = 4718

OWASP Election Process

- Proposal to adopt the process followed in the recent board election as OWASP's standard election process, with action items for the membership committee to resolve before the next election:

  • examine the policies around who will be allowed to vote
  • work on email address problems (including mass email service)
  • define policies surrounding campaigning
  • explore "approval voting" instead of mandatory 2 candidate vote plicy
  • define process for releasing the results
  • work with voting system vendor to do security testing?

Brazil Conference Issues

Discuss the resolution of issues raised about AppSec Brazil

Can we be more specific about the recommended actions here so the board can approve?

  • The issue was initially raised publicly on a couple of mail lists as well as the GPC call on Nov. 23rd
  • Matt Tesauro has done the initial data collection about this issue
    • Will provide the data collected both in raw and summary form.
  • Board members Dinis Cruiz and Matt Tesauro should be excluded from further involvement since both attended the event
    • Any committee member that attended should also be excluded - e.g. Pravir Chandra
  • A group consisting of at least 1 board member and several committee representatives should be created to resolve these issues
    • The group should review the collected data, further discuss with the parties as necessary and document the situation and outcomes
    • Additionally, where needed recommendations to avoid these issues in future should be presented to the board and the appropriate committee
    • I suggested that Jeff Williams be considered for the Board representation since he has a legal background.
    • My initial email to the parties in question will be forwarded to the OWASP Board list for reference.

2009 Summit

AppSec DC

- Profit Loss Report - Is there interest in Annual OWASP Federal Conference in DC? - Videos of APPSEC DC Summit online ETA ?

Training Conference Idea

- Proposal to offer "OWASP" courses or training conferences in major cities. Not certification, but evangalism through instruction (McGovern). Allows OWASP to become the "body of knowledge" without providing a type of certification. Cover trainer costs with a 25/75 revenue split. Model Trainer Joe teaches a one day class in Austin. $675 X 10 Students = $6750. Joe's expences = $1000. Net split = %25 to Joe - $1437.50  %75 to foundation - $4312.50. Pricing variable as possible added benefit to corporate sponsors? Earmark funds for SOC or Public Relations?

- 2010 Agenda

- Proposal for 2011 Summit/Conference - Las Vegas

Chapters Committee

- How many active chapters? How many leaders showed up at Summit from them? What is action here?

- Start "OWASP College Chapters" program. Provide a full "kit" of materials to college student chapter leads. Goal is to get a touchpoint in every college with a CS department around the world. Chapter goals are to raise OWASP awareness by students and to influence the curriculum.

Education Committee

- The Certification Update

- Proposed statement about OWASP getting involved in certification.

Projects Committee

- Proposal to start SOC with 90K grant Update

- OWASP-CRM Project - Overview/Update/Roll-out for OWASP Foundation.

- OWASP.COM Google Domain what is action?

Industry Committee

- Public Relations

- Special Interest Groups (result of summit) click here

OWASP Industry Outreach (OIO) -EK

A few ideas in relation to the industry outreach idea:

Objective: For OWASP to listen to industry, government, national enterprise state bodies and other standards organisations in relation to "what are the real problems facing you?" & "How can OWASP help?", "How do we mature web application security" To define a roadmap consisting of both short term and long term goals. Short term goals must support the longer term objectives.

Limit the activities defined to a very short list that is achieveable and measureable within one calendar year.

1.Invite-only event + limited OWASP leaders (cant overwhelm event with OWASP delegates!)

2.Identifying a cross-section from many verticals. (Gov, FS, Energy, Transport, Telecoms, Dev, Retail, etc) Might have a break-out session for each of the industry verticals.: Closed session where delegates can discuss openly issues facing them and challenges. Limited to 2 hours. Each group session nominates a delegate to present findings to the whole group (all delegates)

3.NDA/Code of conduct doc to be signed by ALL delegates. Organizations wont send delegates or speak openly unless there is some from of information control.

4.Wider meeting & presentations (from majority industry delegates and some OWASP) to all attendees on what issues they have, in order of priority. - we listen to industry

5.OWASP Board Panel discussion

6.OWASP industry panel meeting discussion

7. Agree and define a road map for OWASP & Industry supporting each other.

8 This may/should increase corporate sponsorship if delegates get something out of it and make OWASP more relevant to industry.

"Currently Security conferences are presented by security people security people. The Industry outreach programme is an attempt to change this model."


-New committee - Dinis (Connections committee)

- Linked'In Group 4715 Members of Linked'In Group 37 Moderators co-sysops for discussion groups

- Public Relations OWASP Newsletter

- Public Relations budget 2010 (what committee)


-Date/Time of Next Meeting