September 10, 2012 SB Report

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Sarah Baso - Report of Conference Activity for August 2012 (Prepared for September 10, 2012 Board Meeting)

Conferences Committee

General Committee Info

  • Committee Membership: no changes, currently 8 members: Mark Bristow, Ralph Durkee, Richard Greenberg, Lucas Ferreira, John Wilander, Mohd Fazli Azran, Lorna Alamri, and Benny Ketelslegers.
  • Committee Chair: Mark Bristow
  • Recurring meeting time: the third Wednesday of the month at 3pm GMT/UTC. 'Next Meetings scheduled for:
    • Wednesday, Septembeer 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM (15:00) UTC/GMT
    • Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:00 PM (15:00) UTC/GMT

Major Activities/Projects (in addition to attending monthly committee meetings, taking & posting meeting minutes):

  • Working with committee on setting goals for 2013, drafting committee budget for 2013, and drafting proposed revenue goals for 2013 Global AppSec Events
  • Proposals for the 2013 AppSec USA event - one submission received from NYC. Submission to be reviewed/decided at September meeting.
  • Soliciting proposals for the 2013 AppSec Latam Event
  • Requested comments from committee on conference planning documents drafted by Sarah Baso:
  • Ongoing - Updated and monitored google form for tracking schwag requests and monitor OCMS for events that have requested schwag but not entered request into google form.
  • Ongoing - Work with Konik, Kate, Rocksport, Zazzle, Lulu, and other misc. vendors to fulfull merchandise and conference requests.

OWASP Events

AppSec India 2012 - Regional

AppSec Ireland 2012 - Regional

  • Approx 100 people registered through cvent
  • Conference Schedule posted on event website:
  • Sponsors: F5, WhiteHat Security, BCC Risk Advisory
  • Other orgs/supporters: (ISC)2, irishdev, Pentest Magazine, Google Developer Group Dublin, Irish Internet Association, Irish Computer Society, British Computer Society, Irish Reporting and Information Security Service
  • Event attended by Samantha Groves (staff), Michael Coates (Board), Eoin Keary (organizer, Board)

OWASP Israel 2012 - Regional

  • Event website:
  • Free event with over 450 people registered to attend through cvent
  • Sponsors
    • Gold: Quotium, Imperva, Ernst & Young, Akamai, IBM, Radware
    • Silver: GRSec, Liveperson, RSA, Foresight, Komodo Consulting, Secoz, HP, Rafael Co
  • Event projected to make a profit, no details have been received from local team as of 10-Sept-2012

AppSec USA 2012 - Global

  • Current conference profit estimate: $25,000 (Budget)
  • Sponsorships = $180,000 - new sponsorships include: NTObjectives (Platinum), Akamai (Silver), Rapid7 (Silver), RSA (Silver), Security Innovation (Silver + reception)
  • Training courses posted:
  • Jim Manico & Eoin Keary are offering 2 Free, half day training courses targeted at the developer community: Registration through Eventbrite:
  • Speaker selection complete and schedule posted:
  • Currently finalizing details on: Open Source Showcase, CFT, University Challenge/Hackademic Challenge, & Social Events
  • Extra-curricular conference events:
    • Conference Attendee Social Event (Thursday evening after conference talks until 8pm)
    • Movie sneak peak: Reboot - (Thursday evening 8-10pm)
    • 5k Race - Friday Morning
  • Current Registration: 174 Paid + 264 Comps (Sponsors, Speakers, Trainers, OWASP Leaders, Giveaways, etc) = 438
  • Estimated Event Profit: $120,000

AppSec Brazil 2012 - Regional

  • Event cancelled - was to be hosted by OWASP Paraíba Chapter but Chapter Leader (who was the main person driving the event) had to drop out due to personal reasons.

AppSec Latam 2012 - Global

  • Fabio Cerullo is serving as their GCC liaison
  • Event logistics (location and date) finalized:
    • Hosted at Antel National Telco Building in Montevideo, Uruguay
    • 2 days of training: Nov. 18-19
    • 2 days of conference talks: Nov. 20-21 (2 Tracks)
  • 4 Keynotes confirmed: Jerry Hoff, Pravir Chandra, Cristian Borghello, and Hernan M. Racciatti
  • CFP and CFT deadline was Friday, hope to have decisions on schedule within 1 week.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities - a 25% discount will be offered to sponsors who sign on by the end of September 2012.
  • In the process of finalizing hotel room block

AppSec APAC 2013 - Global

  • Sarah working with local team to set up status calls

AppSec EU/Research 2013 - Global

Upcoming Outreach Events

  • Brucon
  • Hacker Halted USA
  • BSidesDFW
  • Hacker Halted Asia Pacific 2012
  • Malaysia Open Source Conference 2012
  • HITBSecConf2012

Other Activities

  • Marketing:
    • Global Membership Handout (Template created by PR with Brains for NY Chapter, and modified for use at BlackHat Booth)
    • Contract with Patrick Calder at Design Foundry & DeNita Morris at Sisterworks Publishing to fulfill needs as outlined in Marketing RFP. Sarah has ongoing weekly status calls to discuss progress & next steps.

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