[ISN] OWASP terminates marketing agreement with RSA Conference. Board member cancels class out of protest.

http://blogs.csoonline.com/security-industry/2914/owasp-terminates-marketing-agreement-rsa-conference-board-member-cancels-class-out-protest By Steve Ragan Salted Hash CSO Online January 09, 2014 After a heated internal debate, OWASP has canceled their co-marketing agreement with the RSA Conference. Related to these developments, a board member has canceled their scheduled class in protest of RSA’s dealings with the NSA. Class canceled: In a statement on Twitter, Eoin Keary, OWASP board member, and known expert in software security and penetration testing, announced that he is cancelling his class on secure coding that was to be held next month at the RSA Conference. Keary is hopeful that the class could be held elsewhere, including B-Sides San Francisco, a separate security conference that takes place the same week as the RSA Conference. However, at the time this story went to print, that wasn’t a confirmed option. In a statement via email, Keary told the Hash that his reasoning for canceling the classes were an act of conscience, and a reflection on what his last 10 years at OWASP has meant to him. […]




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