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  • Active Projects: 169
  • Inactive Projects: 100
  • Incubator Projects: 136
  • Lab Projects:18
  • Flagship Projects: 15

New OWASP Projects

Adopted OWASP Projects

OWASP Project of the Month & Upcoming Global AppSec


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Projects Under Review

  • Ohloh Repository Additions
    • Kait has done an excellent job of reaching out to our project leaders, asking them to add their project repositories to Ohloh.
    • Ohloh is a free, public directory of free and open source software projects and contributors.
    • The aim is to have a single consolidated location where our OWASP Project repositories can be found.
    • Some of the benefits include: Leaders can track their project activity and progress with other projects; leaders can track other project's progress in one location; projects can be rated by users.
    • The Ohloh Repo Additions will, more than likely, take the full year to complete as we need to reach out to leaders one-by-one, and help those that need assistance with Ohloh.
  • OWASP Project Template Migration
    • The template migration is still in progress.
    • The aim is to switch over every project's wiki content to the new design.
    • The new template design lets project leaders organize their project information in a more organized way.
    • The new design also allows project leaders to more easily label their project stage, project type, and current status.
    • I suspect this migration will last the full year as there is quite a bit of work involved in setting them up, and trouble shooting any template bugs that may occur.
    • Nevertheless, I am happy with the current progress, and I am equally thrilled that so many leaders are happy with the design.
  • Blackstone Grant Proposal
    • The Blackstone proposal has now been completed and submitted to the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
    • Kait put together the initial proposal, and Kate and I worked on refining the final draft.
    • We hope to hear back from the foundation by March.
    • Here is the final version of the Blackstone grant proposal
  • Project Tool Summit 2014
    • I am still working on organizing logistics and proposals for the tool based Summit for 2014.
    • The majority of the proposals have been submitted now.
    • There is only one more left to submit, which I will do as soon as I receive it from the project leaders.
  • ESAPI Hackathon
    • The ESAPI Hackathon is now over, but we still have quite a bit to coordinate.
    • We have announced the winners, informed them of their prizes, and we are in the process of coordinating the prize allocation.
    • We have now decided on what design to use on the ESAPI T-shirts, and they are in the process of being created.
    • Once they are done, we can begin to award the prizes.
  • 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.
  4. Google Grants Usage Report
  • 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
    • Travel Expenses: $1,896.38 (Reimbursement)
    • 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

CISO Guide Survey Report 2013 V1.0 Released

OWASP CISO Survey Report 2013 Version 1.0

Among application security stakeholders, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), are responsible for application security from governance, compliance and risk perspectives. The OWASP CISO Survey provides tactical intelligence about security risks and best practices to help CISOs manage application security programs according to their own roles, responsibilities, perspectives and needs. It also complements nicely with its sister project, the Application Security Guide For CISOs.

Please share and spread the word!

OWASP Research Book Project

The OWASP Research Book Project is a new Incubator project that aims to collect and consolidate a collection of research papers that have been donated to OWASP. Ahmed Neil is currently looking for contributors and authors to help him work on his idea. He hopes to be able to move this project forward as soon as he is able to gather some interest in the project. If you are interested, please contact Ahmed Neil (

Webinar Opportunity for OWASP Project Leaders

We are still in need for Project Leaders to showcase their projects via our Webinar series. The webinars will be held every third (3) Wednesday of every month at 10am EST. Below are the dates when each webinar will be held, and you can indicate the month if you are interested:

  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16: Cam Morris
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Please reach out to Samantha Groves ( if you are interested in giving a 45 minute webinar on your OWASP Project.

Project Review Assistance Required

Hello Leaders,

We are still in need of more survey results. 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. Thank you to those of you who have submitted your responses. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your assistance, Leaders.

Samantha Groves, OWASP Projects Manager

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