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Please help fund the participation of OWASP Leaders and key industry players at the next OWASP Summit

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This page is part of an OWASP fund-raising effort to help to bring the best talent in the world to the OWASP Summit 2011:

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An appeal from Chris Schmidt (OWASP ESAPI Project Manager)

Since getting involved with OWASP and the Enterprise Security API, I have had the opportunity to use my knowledge to help countless individuals and organizations make their web applications just a bit more secure for their users. I have had the opportunity to help make the internet just a little safer for my dad to order Christmas presents for my kids online. In the grand scheme of things, this is invaluable to a world that depends more and more on the internet with each passing year.

The OWASP Summit is an opportunity for some of the most forward minds in the application security space to get together and solve the problems of tomorrow's internet, an opportunity to get ahead of the curve in a world where we are constantly playing catch-up.

Whether you are a developer who has learned from OWASP materials, a tester who uses the free OWASP tools, or an end-user who just wants to be secure on the web, please consider donating whatever you can to help make the OWASP Summit a success.

I personally thank you for taking the time to read my message and your consideration.

funds to OWASP earmarked for Summit 2011.


Why Sponsor the Summit Participants

As the face of application threats continues to grow, we need your help. This February, we begin a new era of our mission by convening at the OWASP Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Many of our attendees fund their own way in order to spend a week of work, research and talks that will shape the next iteration of tools and deliverables for the global security community to share. As part of this effort, we need your financial support in order to get all of our top leaders present. This personal request is one that asks you to consider any monetary support for mobilizing our global leadership community to convene in less than a month. Please act today and you'll help to support the ongoing efforts of a growing non-profit that has given so much and is ready to give much more through its tools, research, frameworks, and much more.

How Can You Help?

As of January 10, 2011, after having spent much for organizing our global summit, we are still short of our goal. The current shortfall is what separates many of our top leaders/contributors from attending the Summit in February. If you are a company and would like to sponsor a leader, you can make a difference with your pledge today. Funds are used to subsidize their travel to and accommodations at the week-long working session. Our leaders and top contributors selflessly donate their time and Application Security knowledge to provide guides, tools, and other resources that benefit governments and companies all over the world. If you have benefited from the free materials at OWASP, please consider supporting our Summit today!

Here are some of the leaders/contributor that need your support in order to be present at the Summit:

Name and funding requirement

Name Projected Cost
Mateo Martinez
Anurag Agarwal
Talal AlBasha
Vishal Garg
Antonio Fontes
Abraham Kang
Gandhi Aryavalli
Mohd Fazli Azran
Steven van der Baan
Mike Zusman
Raul Siles
Jeremy Long
Ferdinand Vroom TBC
Zaki Akhmad TBC
Konstantinos Papapanagiotou TBC
Chris Schmidt TBC
Vasileios Vlachos TBC
Daniel Brzozowski TBC
Carlos Serrao TBC
Romain Gaucher TBC
Sherif Koussa TBC

funds to OWASP earmarked for Summit 2011.