Great turnout for inaugural meeting!

Thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting of OWASP Ames this evening. We had over 20 organizations represented and over 50 attendees! Here’s to many more to come!

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At the end of the meeting, we had a brainstorming session about topics we’d like to see presented on, or events we’d like to foster as part of this chapter. Please see the list below, and contact Matt or Ben if you’d like to help plan or host any of these!

We tentatively will plan on our next meeting being in October to start a regular quarterly schedule.

  • Event Ideas
    • Helping small businesses in Ames with their website security
      • 2-4 times/year: Volunteer pentest to help Ames businesses?
    • Work with Hackathon communities in Ames and Des Moines
    • Labs/Jams/Workshops
  • Meeting Topics
    • OWASP Top 10 – meeting to go through, or maybe a couple per meeting over a few meetings?
    • Policy, Strategy
    • Cloud Security/App Risk Assessment
    • SDLC processes – How to bake security in?
    • Bug Bounty Programs – How to set them up, how to participate
  •  Communications
    • Twitter/Mailing List (unmoderated list/open [email protected] with moderation?)
      • Upcoming Trainings/Cons/Confs?