OWASP Security Buttons Project

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The OWASP Security Principles

Oftentimes motivating security champions is a challenge. Most of the time, they're not willing to dedicate the time and effort to the invisible part of security. The product owners themselves focus on pushing the developement of features therefore the nessecity of security is often neglected or almost completely overlooked.
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That is why there is a need to visualize the investment in security, made by a champion or an entire team. One solution would be to give out corresponding buttons for every security event the champions attend. Those events could be something along the lines of a threat modeling session with OWASP Cornucopia or any other relevant topics.

The buttons can be seen as a reward given to the representatives of each team, showcased in the team rooms. Preferably on a white hat or a sash. This concept could also be implemented with stickers. As an alternative to reward the attendency of a meeting, the actual implementation (e.g. using of a hardened image) might be rewarded.

Benefits:

  • A teams effort in security is visible and therefore measureable
  • teams are able to compare each others achievements, especially with different skill levels (e.g. XSS Basics and XSS Advanced events)
  • Security Champions are able to get some kind of certification
  • This project could help engange others in the topic of security

Licensing

This project is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

Quick Download

https://github.com/wurstbrot/security-buttons

Project Leader

Timo Pagel

Classifications

Here is where you can let the community know what project stage your project is currently in, whether the project is a builder, breaker, or defender project, and what type of project you are running.

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FAQs

How can I participate in your project?

Create buttons.

If I am not a programmer can I participate in your project?

Create buttons.

Acknowledgements

Contributors

The OWASP Security Principles project is developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. A live update of project contributors is found here.

The first contributors to the project were:

  • Katharina Treptow