Application Security Guide For CISOs

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The CISO Guide

Application Security Guide For CISOs Version 1.0 was published in November 2013. Version 2 of the Guide is currently in the works and planned for publication in Q2 2018.

La Guía de Seguridad en Aplicaciones para CISOs versión 1.0 (Español) fue publicada en marzo de 2015.



The OWASP Application Security Guide For CISOs is free to use. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license, so you can copy, distribute and transmit the work, and you can adapt it, and use it commercially, but all provided that you attribute the work and if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Feedback & Contributions

We hope you find the information in the OWASP CISO guide project useful. Please contribute back to the project by sending your comments, questions, and suggestions to the OWASP CISO guide mailing list. You can subscribe to the list by selecting the link herein



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Versión en español

La Guía de Seguridad en Aplicaciones para CISOs (Español) fue editada y corregida por Mauro Gioino, Mauro Graziosi y Cristian Borghello.

Traductores al español

  • Daniel J. Fernández
  • Franco Cian
  • German Chiovetta
  • Javier Albano
  • Lucas Barbero
  • Walter Heffel

Further Information

CISO guide

The OWASP CISO Guide is also available as

For full information about the Application Security Guide For CISOs Project, including mailing list details, the forward plan, how to contribute, the project status, and alternative media, see the project page:

CISO survey

The contributors to the OWASP CISO Survey also provided invaluable data for this guide.