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OWASP Defenders

Defenders Community

A community of security professionals and stakeholders with the common goal of advancing the state of security in the area of application defense, including the tools and techniques that enable the detection and response to application layer attacks.


AppSensor, ModSecurity, Real Time Log Analysis, Application Trending Techniques

Target Audience

Application Security Professionals, Infrastructure Security Teams, Developers looking to integrate defensive technologies

What Are OWASP Communities?

Builders, Breakers and Defenders; the idea of OWASP Communities is to bring together experts in the area that they are best at with the common goal of advancing the state of application security. This approach allows similar groups of professionals and experts to tackle security problems with the involvement of the most relevant stakeholders. The intent is to drive high quality output that is immediately usable by the target audience. More information about this vision can be found here


The Community


Michael Coates
Shape Security
John Melton
White Hat Security
Ivan Ristic
Colin Watson
Watson Hall Ltd.
Ryan Barnett
Lucas C. Ferreira
Câmara dos Deputados (Brazilian Chamber of Deputies)
Przemyslaw Skowron
Alior Bank S.A.
  Chen King
  Fernando A. Damião
  Yvan Boily
  Josh Amishav-Zlatin

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  • Determine the current market need. This requires involvement from people in enterprise that are tacking these problems. No guessing about what we think people need.
  • Evaluate current OWASP projects to understand match with market need and quality of projects
  • Identify 3-4 projects that will be focused on for growth and promotion
  • Archive other projects (within defender domain) that are abandoned or not inline with market need
  • Cross training - We should all be able to help out to advance our 3-4 core projects
  • Significantly advance quality of selected projects
  • Community outreach for adoption
  • High quality marketing efforts
  • Conference presentations across multiple projects

Official Defender Projects

To be determined - see roadmap

All Defender Related Projects

All projects that are related to the OWASP Defenders community can be found at the following link: Category:OWASP_Defenders