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  • Active Projects: 177
  • Inactive Projects: 100
  • Incubator Projects: 144
  • Lab Projects:18
  • Flagship Projects: 15

OWASP Project of the Month & Upcoming Global AppSec


Projects Under Review

  • AppSec APAC 2014
    • I spent all of last week in Tokyo, Japan helping with the OWASP AppSec APAC 2014 global conference.
    • Laura Grau and I were the only two staff members that attended the event.
    • The OWASP Japan chapter put on an amazing conference this year.
    • It was excellent to see the team work so efficiently to put on the event.
    • There were a few lessons learned, but overall it was an excellent experience.
    • I primarily helped run the merchandize store at the event, and I participated in the Women in AppSec panel.
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec APAC 2014
    • The Women in AppSec program at AppSec APAC 2014 was absolutely excellent.
    • I have to thank the OWASP Japan team and especially Okada-san and Dracea-san for making the panel session such a success.
    • I am taking lessons learned from this session, and I am going to apply it to other conferences if they choose to run the program.
    • Our winner was Hiromi Tsuchiya, and our runner-up was Ikue Yamanishi.
  • Graphic Designer Update
    • We have finalized the last interviews for our part-time graphic design role.
    • Our final candidate has now been selected.
    • We are in the process of putting together an offer for our selected candidate.
    • We hope to have the new designer start very soon.
  • 2014 Project Summit
    • I have been working on getting some ideas for summit sessions from the community for our 2014 Project Summit.
    • The summit will be taking place in Cambridge, UK this year in June.
    • I currently have one session scheduled for the summit lead by Kostas.
    • I have a few other community members interested in contributing session ideas as well.
    • I am working closely with them to hash out their ideas.
    • I will keep working on this effort.
  • 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

Message from Project Leader, Mark Miller

Below are the OWASP 24/7 Podcasts Published this Week:

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:

  • April 16: Cam Morris
  • May 21: Jonathan Carter
  • 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 Process Defined

Hello Leaders,

It has come to my attention that some members of our community have an issue with the assessment criteria we are using to evaluate our OWASP Projects. I would like to take this moment to clarify a few points to the community in an effort to clear up any mis-understandings about this process and how it was developed.

At the start of 2012, it was brought to my attention, that the quality of our projects had declined over time. In an effort to raise the bar for our OWASP Projects, I began working towards the development of a project review management infrastructure that would facilitate the assessment of our projects in an effort to aid Leaders in their product work. As my profession is not software development, I enlisted the help of community leaders that possessed the skill to help develop technical assessment criteria that we could use to evaluate our projects. This is why the Technical Advisory Group was started.

For the next six months, we met regularly to discuss this criteria and get it to a point where we were all happy with the outcome. This involved many tests using several projects as subjects for our test assessments. Two of our advisors then attended the 2013 Project Summit (see pg. 25 for results) in New York, where they were able to test the criteria in person. Other OWASP Members joined in, and assisted in this effort. The outcome was the criteria we are using today to assess the projects.

These questionnaires were developed to facilitate the review process, and are the culmination of months of hard work by our very dedicated and passionate volunteers. This is why it pains me to read such harsh criticisms by members that are not even familiar with the current criteria/process we are trying to implement. You can find a more detailed description of the assessment criteria and the review process in the 2014 Project Leader Handbook (See Chapter 7).

My suggestion to those that are so very quick to criticizes the hard work of others is to please familiarize yourself with the actual efforts that have gone into these endeavors. If you see an issue with something that we have done, please let us know, and I welcome you to pitch in and help out. Many of our processes and procedures are dependent on volunteer contributions, and if we have no support in these areas, then there isn't much we can do on the operations side as the resources we require are simply not available.

Change takes time, and it will take much longer if all we do is rant on a mailing list about how unhappy we are. If you are unhappy with something, roll your sleeves up, and pitch in to try and make it better!

Want to help me help projects. Here are a few things you can do to move us along:

Please 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, patience, and passionate work, Leaders. I truly appreciate all of the hard work you put into all of our OWASP efforts. Thank you.

Samantha Groves

OWASP Projects Manager

"OWASP 24/7" with Mark Miller is a series of recorded broadcasts, highlighting OWASP projects and people from around the world. With over 43,000 members in 100 countries, the OWASP 24/7 channel is available on demand, at anytime, anywhere on the planet. You are welcome to embed the broadcasts on your page, download them for your personal listening or keep up to date by subscribing to the iTunes channel. Please view the Podcast Project page for a list of current interviews.

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Upcoming interviews

  • Kevin Wall (ESAPI)
  • Andrew van der Stock (Pro-Active Controls)
  • Andrew van der Stock
  • Chetan Karande - Node.jsGoat
  • Mark Arnold - OWASP Boston Chapter Lead
  • Mike McCabe, Ken Johnson
  • Rafael Gil
  • Seba Deleersnyder