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OWASP Global Projects Report

  • Project Applications
    • VCR Project
    • Windows Binary Executable Files Security Checks
    • Wordpress Security Checklist
    • Simple Host Base Incidence Detection System
    • Chat Application
    • Supporting Legacy Web Applications in the Current Environment

Currently Working On

  • OWASP Projects at AppSec Conferences 2013
    • Planning continues for the project event modules for AppSec USA 2013.
    • I continue to work with our project summit participating leaders to work out costs and logistics for their attendance.
    • I am in the process of putting together our project leader workshop materials.
    • The workshop will be a 45 - 50 minute interactive presentation for current and potential OWASP Project Leaders.
    • It will take place at the AppSec USA 2013 conference in New York.
    • I will continue to provide support to the local event planning team for AppSec EU, as needed.
  • Women in Security: AppSec USA 2013
    • The team has finished a first draft of the Sponsorship Document.
    • The plan is to reach out to different organizations for sponsorship.
    • You can find more information on the AppSec USA website.
    • We are currently attempting to raise $3,000.00 for each winner.
    • We plan on having 2 winners for 2013.
    • The total amount we are requesting is $6,000.00 to cover conference fee, training fee, travel and accommodation for both winners.
    • We are working hard to make this a possibility for our 2 potential winners.
  • Determining Active Project Status
    • This is a status update on this initiative.
    • I am reaching out to each leader individually to confirm these pieces of data for all 154 projects.
    • Flagship projects are completed.
    • Labs are completed.
    • Incubator projects are now in the 3rd phase of 4 phases.
  • Technical Project Advisory Roles
    • I am currently on the 1st stage of the interview process for each candidate.
    • I have created job descriptions for each role, and I have had those roles posted for over a month.
    • We have had a good amount of candidates apply for each role.
    • I have sent out e-mails asking each candidate to answer 3 questions regarding their interest in these roles.
    • I will reach out to those individuals that responded to my request by next week.
  • Marketing Phase 3 Update
    • The marketing deliverables are going smoothly.
    • There is quite a bit of work to be done during this phase as this is where the back and forth approval process takes place.
    • The Ops Team is diligently working on this phase with Sisterworks Publishing and Design Foundry.
    • At the moment, we are working on finalizing the copy for several pieces of collateral that are scheduled to be designed.
    • Phase 1 Deliverable
    • Phase 2 Deliverable
      • Note: Phase 2 Deliverable has recommendations made by Sisterworks and Design Foundry based on their research.
      • We are not necessarily moving forward with these recommendations towards implementation.
      • Sisterworks and Design Foundry are helping with our brand consistency and collateral design.
  • Strategic Goals Presentation
    • Ludovic petit has requested that we put together a presentation that the community can use to communicate our 2013 Strategic Goals.
    • Sarah and I have put together a first draft of the deck.
    • We plan to add to it over the coming weeks to make certain we encompass the thinking behind each goals for this year.
    • 2013 Strategic Goals draft
  • Personal Development
    • I am currently reading Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Non-Profit Board Service by Michael E. Batts.
    • I am still taking my online course from Coursera.
    • The course topic is Information Security and Risk Management in Context.
    • I am currently in week 6 of the course.
    • Additionally, I am going to take a week long course in late June in the UK.
    • The course topic is Intellectual Property Strategy.
    • I will write a report on my learnings for the community after the course ends.
  • 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 donations questions.
    • Marketing questions.
    • Grant funding questions.
    • OWASP Social Media Updates.
    • What's happening with projects, questions.

Grants Updates

  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets.
  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: We now have a better idea of the initiatives and tasks we must undertake to better leverage this award. We will discuss possible solutions during our Mid-Term (6-12 month) marketing planning.
  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: This proposal has been completed and submitted.

  • Total Grant Funds Awarded: $145,000 USD for 2013.