I hope you are enjoying your summer, mines been pretty busy, getting married, traveling to Vegas and the board elections. August has been quite a busy month for the foundation. Attending BlackHat and DefCon as part of our outreach program, the upcoming elections ( I have to add, there were some really good questions from the community) and planning for the next two Global AppSec Conferences in September, it's been crazy. We the board would like to thank the staff and without naming any names (Jon McCoy) for their efforts during BlackHat and DefCon. I was there, on the stand, he did a good job of representing our community.
Two days prior to BlackHat and Defcon the board met as part of our second face to face meeting of the year. This was two days well spent, collaborating on some of the burning topics, but also how to move forward. At the beginning of the year, we set out our strategic goals. Even though these goals are part of our everyday OWASP life we decided to put a name against them to champion them, below are our goals and who will be championing them going forward:
Marketing - Chenxi Membership - Ofer Developer Outreach - Martin Project Focus - Sherif Improve Finances - Gary Perception - Martin Process Improvement - Owen Consistent ED - Done! Community Empowerment - Richard
If you are interested in getting involved in or would like to hear more about any of these strategic goals, please reach out to the relevant name above.
Some of the Global board members will be attending both our Global AppSec Conference in Amsterdam but also in DC. We will hold our next public board meeting during the Global AppSec Conference in Amsterdam if you haven't already done so I would encourage you to both attend and spread the word of the conference. There are some great keynotes/ speakers and trainers lined up.
Regards Owen Pendlebury Vice-Chairman of the OWASP Global Board of Directors
Congratulations to the Global AppSec Tel Aviv 2019 Capture the Flag Winners
For two full days, 24 competitors from around the world attacked various challenges that were present within the CTF activity held at Global AppSec Tel Aviv 2019. The competition began with a handful of competitors running neck and neck with two competitors, 4lemon and vasya, at the top, slowly gathering more points in their race hoping to win it all. At the last moment, they were overtaken by Aleph who swooped in and took away the victory for himself with a total score of 29 points!
We would like to thank all of the individuals who participated and once again, congratulations to the top 3. 1st Place Winner: Aleph (29 points) 2nd Place: 4lemon (24 points) 3rd Place: vasya (24 points)
You may also be interested in one of our other affiliated events:
Project Review Results from Global AppSec - Tel Aviv 2019 The results of the project reviews from Global AppSec Tel Aviv 2019 are in! The following projects have graduated to the indicated status:
Mobile Security Testing Guide
Jeroen Willemsen, Sven Schleier
Cheat Sheet Series
Jim Manico, Dominique Righetto
Please congratulate the leaders and their teams for their achievements! If your project was up for review at Global AppSec Tel Aviv 2019 and it is not on this list, it just means that the project did not yet receive enough reviews. And, if you are interested in helping review projects, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Project Showcases at the Upcoming Global AppSecs The Project Showcases for Global Appsec DC 2019 and Global AppSec Amsterdam 2019 are finalized. For a complete schedule, see the following links:
Google Summer of Code Update Google Summer of Code is now in the final stages. Final Evaluations are due by September 2nd.
The Mentor Summit will be in Munich this year; congratulate the OWASP mentors who were picked by raffle to attend and represent OWASP: Azzeddine Ramrami & Ali Razmjoo.
Google Summer of Code Update
THE OWASP FOUNDATION HAS SELECTED THE TECHNICAL WRITER FOR GOOGLE SEASON OF DOCS by Fabio Cerullo
The OWASP Foundation has been accepted as the organization for the Google Seasons of Docs, a project whose goals are to give technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in contributing to open source projects and to give open-source projects an opportunity to engage the technical writing community.
During the program, technical writers spend a few months working closely with an open-source community. They bring their technical writing expertise to the project's documentation, and at the same time learn about open source and new technologies.
The open-source projects work with the technical writers to improve the project's documentation and processes. Together they may choose to build a new documentation set, or redesign the existing docs, or improve and document the open-source community's contribution procedures and onboarding experience. Together, we raise public awareness of open source docs, of technical writing, and of how we can work together to the benefit of the global open source community.
After a careful review and selection process, the OWASP Foundation has picked the primary technical writer who will work along the OWASP ZAP Team for the next 3 months to create the API documentation of this flagship project.