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The concept

The OWASP Board has decided to start off the process of designing and building a new concept that will be closely linked to the training activities promoted by OWASP and that intends to take this area one step further.

The idea is to create the OWASP Academies – a frame under which work should be done with Universities, Polytechnic Institutes, IT Schools and other Academic institutions with a view to establish solid relationships and develop with these organisms ways to collaborate and participate in the design of courses focused on web application security.

OWASP has the knowledge and critical mass to give an invaluable input to any Academy focusing on this area by:

  • contributing with its expertise in the definition of curricula and course contents that explore and study the web security field;
  • making available to the Academy its pool of interested and willing security experts as trainers.

As mentioned above, this concept is just at its beginning and we do not have, as of yet, a clear methodology or set of rules to implement what hopefully will be a new area of work for OWASP.

What is clear, however, is that to make this happen we will need your input and ideas, your energy and your initiative! Moreover, as we are planning to include this discussion in one of the Working Sessions to be held in the upcoming OWASP Summit 2011, this would be the perfect timing to gather your input and contributions.

Being so, if you have contacts within your local academic communities and would like to be involved in the design and development of this concept, please do get back to me with your thoughts!

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Sandra Paiva
OWASP Training Manager
[email protected]