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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • 2013 Project Summit
    • I continue to work on organizing the 2013 OWASP Projects Summit.
    • Current track topics include:
      • Projects Workshop
      • ESAPI Hackathon
      • ZAP Hackathon
      • University Outreach, Education, and Training
      • Writing, Proof-reading, and Technical Editing
      • Product Development and Reference Implementation
      • Mobile Security Project Session
    • I urge everyone to add your name to the attendees list if you are interested in a session, or suggest new topics that you would be more interested in attending.
  • Technical Project Advisors: Work Update
    • The Technical Project Advisors and I had another group meeting this week.
    • We discussed both the project health assessment and the product quality assessment in detail.
    • We have finally reached a point where we are happy with both assessment criteria.
    • We are now finalizing the documentation so we can present the final version to the community.
    • Assessment Criteria V7
    • We hope to have the criteria agreed on by next week.
    • Note: We have separated out the focus of each assessment.
    • The Project Assessment focuses on the project health based on OWASP best practices.
    • The Product Assessment focuses on the quality of the deliverable.
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec USA 2013
    • The Women in AppSec grading process is now complete.
    • We have now selected 2 winners for this year's sponsorship.
    • We are now in the process of setting them up with their flights, registration, and accommodation.
    • The two winners are:
      • Nancy Lorntson
      • Carrie Schaper
  • Meet our new Grants & Fundraising Intern
    • Kait continues to do an excellent job with all of her tasks.
    • This week, she worked on helping us hire transcriptionists to transcribe the Board Election Candidate Interviews.
    • Additionally, she worked on a hand full of administrative tasks for Women in AppSec, she created a ppt presentation about OWASP and the Top Ten, and she worked on several Project Summit related tasks.
    • You can read more about her week by reading her Intern Weekly Report.
    • Start Date: Monday, September 16th 2013.
    • Internship End Date: Monday, January 13th 2014.
  • Daily Project based queries and requests
    • This has not changed much since I began the post: questions are very similar in nature.
    • Global AppSec questions.
    • Funding queries.
    • Travel availability.
    • Project based administrative help.
    • Project status information.
    • Several project donation questions.
    • Marketing questions.
    • Grant funding questions.
    • OWASP social media updates.
    • What's happening with projects, questions.

Project Funding Updates

  • OWASP OWTF Project: Brucon 5x5 Award
  1. Amount: €5,000.00 (Approx. $6,670.00)
  2. Status: Awarded. Congratulations, Abraham Aranguren and all involved in the project, for your award.
  1. Amount: $55,800 USD
  2. Status: This proposal is complete, and has been submitted.
  1. Amount: $15,000 USD
  2. Status: This proposal is complete, and has been submitted.
  1. Amount: $112,000 USD
  2. Status: This proposal is complete, and has been submitted.
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded. The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets. The second invoice has now been sent to Georgia Tech for payment.
  3. OWASP Development Guide Plan
  4. OWASP Testing Guide Plan
  5. OWASP Code Review Guide Plan
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: The ESAPI proposal is still being reviewed.
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: The ModSecurity proposal is still being reviewed.
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,000 USD in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: Awarded.
  3. Note: There is no link to show the proposal for this grant. There was a form that was submitted to Google, and we did not receive a record of this form.
  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: Denied.
  • Google Summer of Code
  1. Amount: $5,500
  2. Status: Awarded
  • Projects breakdown:
    • 4 ZAP Projects: $2,000
    • 4 OWTF Projects: $2,000
    • 1 PHP Security Project: $500
    • 1 Hackademics Project: $500
    • 1 Modsecurity Project: $500
    • Note: Big thank you to Fabio Cerullo for coordinating and managing this award.

  • Total Funds Awarded: $157,170 USD for 2013.