Saturday May 3, 2008 media and security researchers have come to the conclusion that "Web Application Security Awareness Day" was a complete and utter failure. This stunning revelation comes just two days after the event came to a close, without a single submission or person recognizing the event.
"We just kept waiting and hoping a single submission would come in. We were thinking that maybe the researchers had their clocks set wrong or they were working hard on a release that just couldn't cut the deadline", said a well known industry expert who wishes to remain anonymous.
According to a release from once popular security mailing list Email sender 'n3td3v', who also runs a small Google group, the day was meant to "bring awareness towards the causes and issues surrounding web application security. " The release was met with both displeasure and amusement. However, n3td3v appeared both optimistic and unwaivering about the events upcoming success.
Soon after the world flipped their calendars to May 1, 2008 and some anticipated activity that would help better the internet in the arena of web application security. This was a chance for n3td3v to successfully contribute something to a society that has often paired his name with terms such as "useless", "idiotic", "dumb", and "fruitcake". Unfortunately as the day went on, not a single Email was sent out as a result of "Web Application Security Awareness Day".
In a last ditch effort to avoid complete and utter embarassment, n3td3v quickly attempted to rename May 1, 2008 to "Happy Valdis Kletnieks Day". However, it was already too late. The attempted rename would not succeed and many would view this event as one of the worst failures in modern web security.
May 1, 2008 was a sad day for web application security awareness. It does not appear that anyone could argue that n3td3v agenda has failed.