Open Security Summit Preview

Apr 9, 2019 9:34:52 AM By Mark Miller

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Three years ago there was an idea floating around OWASP... a core community was looking for a way to have an isolated week, where security project working groups could get together, with no distractions, and work on projects they felt were important. From this idea, the Open Security Summit was founded. Now in it's third year, The summit takes place in an isolated forest located between London and Manchester.

The format for the gathering is to present an environment, with no distractions, where the community of 150 security professionals can meet to update each other on their progress in the past year and to choose working groups to outline and work on future projects. This is not a podium lecture series conference. It is a 5-day high-energy experience, during which attendees get the chance to work and collaborate intensively. Each working session is geared towards a specific Application Security challenge and will be focused on actionable outcomes.

In this episode, I speak with Seba (Sayba) Deleersnyder, Denis Cruz, Jemma Davis and Francois Raynaud, core organizers of the event, talking about why they started the event, what has changed over the years and what you can expect as an attendee at the Open Security Summit.