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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • Technical Project Advisors: Work Update
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec USA 2013
    • This week, the team selected three new members for the Women in AppSec Selection Committee.
    • These individuals will help review the applications and select the two winners.
    • The following people make up the selection committee: Helen Gao, Bev Corwin, Jim Manico, Tom Ryan, Lucas Ferreira, and Samantha Groves.
    • Once the selection committee was established, we began discussing the selection criteria in more detail.
    • We are now in the third version of the criteria.
    • Women in AppSec Program Selection Criteria: 3rd Draft.
    • We plan on beginning our selection process after the 9th of September once the application deadline has passed.
    • Women in AppSec Application Form.
    • The application deadline is Monday, September 09, 2013 at 5pm GMT.
    • The deadline for sponsors is Monday, September 09, 2013, as well.
  • Grants & Fundraising Intern
    • My search for a Grants & Fundraising intern is coming to an end
    • I received four applications for the role, and I have scheduled interviews with each applicant for next week.
    • I will make a decision next week, and announce the successful applicant on the 9th of September.
    • Application Deadline: Monday August 26 2013 5PM GMT. (Now Closed)
    • Interviews Scheduled: First Week of September. (Interviews Scheduled for Next Week)
    • Selection Announcement: Monday, September 09th 2013.
    • Start Date: Monday, September 16th 2013.
    • Internship End Date: Monday, January 13th 2014.
  • Projects at Conferences
    • The two conferences left to plan for this year are AppSec LATAM, and AppSec USA.
    • I have reached out to two project leaders in the Latin America region, and asked them if they would speak at the conference.
    • Both leaders agreed to give a talk at the conference.
    • I have been helping them with their travel, accommodation, and conference logistics planning.
    • Thank you to Michael Hidalgo and Rafael Gil Larios for representing OWASP Projects at AppSec LATAM.
    • AppSec USA planning for projects is going very well.
    • I only have one project leader that hasn't booked his travel yet, and only one project leader that hasn't confirmed his talk time slot.
    • I hope to have this completed by next week.
  • 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.