Re: [HASMAT] moving forward

robert@webappsec.org Thu, 02 September 2010 20:05 UTC

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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: hasmat-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:hasmat-bounces@ietf.org] On 
>>> Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 12:17 PM
>>> To: Kai Engert
>>> Cc: hasmat@ietf.org
>>> Subject: Re: [HASMAT] moving forward
>>>
>> > I wanted to propose "WebAppSec", but there's already 
>>> http://www.webappsec.org/
>> 
>> That's a good group to reach out to. :) Is anyone here involved with 
>> those folks? Are there other such groups to be aware of?
>
> One of the Officers/Founders sits practically next to me.  I can definitely check with the WASC folks if they 
> are concerned about the name.  

Hello Hasmat,
 
I am one of the cofounders of 'The Web Application Security Consortium' (http://www.webappsec.org/) and was recently
informed about this thread. Since this is a discussion about the name of your project it probably makes sense to pick 
something less generic; something that makes your unique cause stand out (for your benefit). As to what that name should be
I'm not going to step on anyone's toes as an outsider but I wanted to provide you with some common names/references
within the appsec space that you should be aware of. 

- OWASP (owasp.org): Open 'Web Application Security Project'
- WASC (webappsec.org): The Web Application Security Consortium
- Appsec: Used by SANS for a conference (http://www.sans.org/appsec-2010/) as well as owasp (http://appsecdc.org/)
- webappsec list: Securityfocus.com runs a mailing list called webappsec (http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/107/description)
- The Web Security Mailing List: run by WASC (http://www.webappsec.org/lists/websecurity/) also known as websecurity. 
  We were going to name it webappsec but didn't want to cause additional confusion :)

Feel free to ping me if you're debating related names and I can assist with letting you know if something
similar exists (I am well connected).

 
Regards,
- Robert Auger
WASC Co Founder/Moderator of The Web Security Mailing List
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