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OWASP terminates marketing agreement with RSA Conference. Board member cancels class out of protest.
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:33:02 +0000 (UTC)
By Steve Ragan
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.
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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