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Metrics

  • Active Projects: 155
  • Inactive Projects: 102
  • Incubator Projects: 122
  • Lab Projects:18
  • Flagship Projects: 15

OWASP Project of the Month

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Projects Under Review


  • 2014 Goals for OWASP Projects
    • Last week I put together the 2014 Goals and Milestones I think are important for us to accomplish for OWASP Projects.
    • The blog post can be found here: OWASP Projects 2014 Goals
    • The aim was to share these goals with our OWASP community members and Leaders and gather feedback.
    • I want these goals to be 'our' goals, not just my goals.
    • I hope to finalize these by next week, and start working on them by the end of January.
  • Apple Developer Program
    • I have applied for our D-U-N-S number, and I have received all of the information necessary to use it.
    • There was a 14 day waiting period before the number would be processed.
    • After those 14 days passed, I was able to enroll OWASP into the Apple iOS Developer Program.
    • Now, I can start adding people to our account.
    • I am going to put together an announcement so we can start using this service.
    • Let me know if you are interested in being a part of this.
  • Projects and Women in AppSec at AppSec APAC 2014
    • I am happy to report that four (4) OWASP Project talks were accepted for the AppSec APAC 2014 conference.
    • AppSec APAC 2014 Talks and Trainings.
    • I am thrilled that the selection team chose so many OWASP Projects.
    • I spoke to the planning team about having Women in AppSec at the conference again this week, as well.
    • We agreed to discuss this in more depth next week, and to make a decision about whether we will move forward with the program in Tokyo.
    • I hope they agree to have the program run at the conference.
  • RFPs for Code Review Guide
    • I had a meeting with Larry Conklin, OWASP Code Review Guide Project Leader, about the project's graphic design and technical editing needs.
    • We discussed putting together a creative brief for both types of work, and we discussed the specific requirements we would need for each.
    • You can look at the creative brief drafts below:
    • Graphic Design Brief
    • Technical Editing Brief
    • We hope to get started on this as soon as possible.
  • OWASP Internships Update
    • I am sad to report that Kait's internship with OWASP has come to an end today.
    • It was a true pleasure having Kait as part of our team.
    • She is a quick learner and worked very hard throughout the duration of the internship.
    • As a result, I have offered Kait an internship extension, and she has accepted.
    • She will be starting as our new Project and Program Intern on Monday, January 20th.
    • Overall, I believe this was a successful internship experience that will help us further develop our internship offerings in the future.
  • ESAPI Hackathon
    • Kevin kindly updated me on the status of the Hackathon this week.
    • Unfortunately, they have not had too many submissions.
    • Kevin, Chris, and I decided that we needed to start promoting the Hackathon a bit more in an effort to gain more contributors.
    • The aim of the Hackathon is to encourage contributions to the ESAPI Project in several key areas.
    • There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place prizes awarded to the best 4 contributions.
    • The Hackathon ends January 20th 2014.
    • For more information, visit the Guidelines page or e-mail Chris, Kevin, or me directly.
  • 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.
    • Managing Salesforce cases.

General Awards

  • 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.

Proposals Awarded

  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 and payment has been received.
  3. OWASP Development Guide Plan
  4. OWASP Testing Guide Plan
  5. OWASP Code Review Guide Plan
  • 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.
  • 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.
  1. Amount: $15,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded.
  • Total Funds Awarded: $172,170 USD for 2013.

Proposals Denied

  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: Denied.
  1. Amount: $112,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $55,800 USD
  2. Status: Denied

Current Project Funds

Message from OWASP ESAPI Project Leaders, Kevin Wall & Chris Schmidt

ESAPI Hackathon / Bug Bash Contest: Only 10 days left to contribute for a chance to win!

Our very own OWASP ESAPI Project Leaders, Chris Schmidt and Kevin Wall, are hosting the OWASP ESAPI Hackathon starting on Friday, December 20th 2013 and ending on Monday, January 20th 2014. The aim of the ESAPI Hackathon is to encourage contributors to Implement modular security controls, fix existing bugs, provide reference implementations, and improve user documentation.

Each participant will be evaluated by four judges, and prizes will be awarded to those who provide the most valuable contribution to the project. Here are the list of prizes:

  • First place: Apple iPad Mini and an ESAPI T-shirt
  • Second place: $30.00 (USD) Amazon Gift Card and an ESAPI T-shirt
  • Third place: $20.00 (USD) Amazon Gift Card and an ESAPI T-shirt
  • Fourth place: An ESAPI T-shirt

We encourage all those who can participate to contribute to the OWASP ESAPI Project. Please view the contributing guidelines wiki page for more detailed information on participant expectations. If you still require more assistance, please contact either, Kevin Wall (kevin.w.wall@gmail.com) or Chris Schmidt (chris.schmidt@owasp.org).

Download a pdf version of the guidelines here.

Project Review Assistance Required

Hello Leaders,

The OWASP Technical Advisors and I are in the process of reviewing our projects, and we would like to ask for your assistance with this assessment. We would like to ask that you take a bit of time to fill in a short survey that we will use to assess the Usability and Value of each project to its users and the community.

You can find the assessment survey here: Project Usability and Value Assessment

Below are the projects we are currently focusing on assessing:

Please note that this is only one part of the full assessment for each project. The more responses we can get for each project, the better. Please only complete the assessment if you are familiar with the project, or if you have time to familiarize yourself with the project. We would like to get these survey results by the end of next week: Friday, January 17th 2014.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your assistance, Leaders.

Samantha Groves, OWASP Projects Manager

OWASP Projects 2014 Operational Goals: Requesting Comments and Ideas

Hello Leaders,

I am posting these here to give all of our OWASP Project Leaders an opportunity to review and comment. I would like to know if you think these are the right items we should be focusing on at the foundation level. Is this what you want to see from OWASP Projects in 2014? If so, great! If not, what would you like me to focus on? Now is your chance to let me know. It is up to you, and what your needs are. Please either post a comment here, or e-mail me directly at Samantha.Groves@owasp.org. I would like to get our goals finalized by next week Wednesday.


Primary Goal: Continue to evolve the OWASP Projects Infrastructure by developing operational systems that facilitate Leader participation and innovation.

Subgoal 1: Continue to work on the operational projects platform with the aim of developing it to be more self sufficient for Leaders.

  • Recruit a Projects Support Intern.
  • Bring all of the project repositories into Ohloh.
  • Continue to develop the Project Portal for Leaders.
  • Monitor and update the Project Page with relevant information on a weekly basis.
  • Continue to produce weekly and quarterly information reports.
  • Organize a monthly webinar about an OWASP Project.
  • Continue to produce stories, announcements, and content for our monthly Connector.
  • Produce more substantial software security/projects articles for our quarterly Journal.
  • Migrate all of the Project wiki pages to the new template
  • Facilitate project page compliance with new Sponsorship Guidelines.
  • Facilitate project product compliance with new Sponsorship Guidelines
  • Develop marketing and communications pieces that promote: Benefits of Having an OWASP Project; How to start a project; Project Lifecycle; and Review Process.
  • Have one Project Leader meeting a month.
  • Facilitate OWASP contributions to the Apple Developer Program.
  • Identify & promote cross-project collaboration to move clusters of projects forward, with e.g. work groups that work on a certain domain.
  • Start a task force of people with spare cycles that can help projects that need extra man-power of are falling behind in delivery of new releases (especially the flag ship projects).
  • Ask project leaders to create & give project related training or contribute to the OWASP trainings.

Subgoal 2: Bring more Project Leaders together in 2014.

  • Work towards getting at least 2 projects represented at every Global AppSec Conference in 2014.
  • Plan a Project Summit Event in 2014
  • Work on developing Project Leader Workshop module that can be given when I am not present.

Subgoal 3: Solidify the Projects Review Process.

  • Develop a pragmatic method of doing project reviews.
  • Test the review process developed at the 2013 Summit
  • Finish reviewing the projects that have specifically asked for review.
  • Review the Flagship Projects.
  • Review the Lab Projects.
  • Review the Incubator Projects.
  • Report on the findings and outcomes.
  • Document the system so it can be reproduced. (This will probably be a long document/set of instructions and lessons learned).

Subgoal 4: Design a more sustainable revenue stream using the Project’s IP.

  • In depth market research to determine niche opportunities.
  • Come up with at least 4 different potential opportunities based on research.
  • Develop an implementation plan.

Thank you, Leaders.

Samantha Groves, OWASP Projects Manager

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