OWASP Initiatives Global Strategic Focus/website project

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This is a running wiki page of the activities of the WEBSITE PROJECT.

Review of the Scope of Work

What is going on? Watch Video

Needs Assessment Report and Recommendations

Needs Assessment Report

We now have the results of the Needs Assessment done by Sooryen (https://www.owasp.org/images/b/b2/OWASP_Needs_Assessment_Report.pdf).

The main takeaways of the report were:

  • Clean up our navigation and content strategy to increase usability and search capability.
  • Create a cleaner front page and select landing pages (such as the main Projects Page) so that people coming to our site can clearly figure out their next steps.
  • Improve the wiki aspect of our site so that it is easier to use.
  • Better integrate back end systems and communication.
  • Create a distinction between business/organization information and App Sec information.

Provide Your Feedback on the Report

Now we need your opinions on the matter.

  1. Add to the discussion page
  2. Join a Twitter and FB chat on July 25th where you can discuss your thoughts with Ram Ganesan, Gin Cheng from Sooryen as well as myself. Please share this information with your Chapters, Projects, Leaders, and fellow Members. It is vital that we have as much participation as possible in this discussion.
  • The Facebook chat will be hosted from 2 am PDT/9 am GMT to 8 am PDT/3 pm GMT on our FB Page
  • The Twitter chat will be hosted form 8 am PDT/3 pm GMT to 9 am PDT/4 pm GMT. The hashtag will be #OWASPChat

The questions to be covered in the chats are:

  • For the top level navigation, what do you think are the most relevant categories that should be included?
  • What are your thoughts on segregating the business and security information?
  • What are your thoughts on moving off of the MediaWiki platform?
  • What search engine would you recommend (elasticsearch)?
  • What are your thoughts on the redesigns?
  • What communications platforms or methods do you think we should adopt to better communicate with the community?
  • Do you feel positive about moving forward with the site make over and improvements?

Project Timeline and History

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April 11, 2016 SOW signed

June 6 Assessment and Written Report Draft completed and submitted to Global Board for review and comment

June 6 - 17 Evaluate Recommendations and Draft Phase II

June 18 - Begin Execution on Phase II - TBD based on recommendations received


April 28, 2016, OWASP Staff (operations)

Meeting Minutes

April 28, 2016, OWASP IT

Meeting Minutes

May 3, 2016 5pm EDT, Builders Task Force Meeting


Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2016, Breakers Task Force Meeting

Cancelled due to low participation

May 10, 2016 3pm EDT, Defenders Task Force Meeting


[linkaddme Meeting Minutes]

May 17, 2016 1pm EDT Chapter/Project Leader Meeting


[linkaddme Meeting Minutes]

May 19, 2016 8am EDT Chapter/Project Leader Meeting


[linkaddme Meeting Minutes]

Resources: OWASP Past work on topic - click here


Survey posted to Twitter: https://twitter.com/owasp/status/732921092373897216
Survey posted to OWASP Blog: http://owasp.blogspot.com/2016/05/owasp-needs-your-input.html
Survey posted to Twitter: https://twitter.com/owasp/status/733381926875234305
Survey posted to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/owaspfoundation/permalink/990116751108998/
Survey posted to LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/36874/36874-6139149874047836161
Survey posted to Twitter: https://twitter.com/owasp/status/733983231549145088
Survey posted to Twitter: https://twitter.com/owasp/status/734740693139197954
Survey posted to OWASP Blog: http://owasp.blogspot.com/2016/05/we-need-your-help.html
Survey posted to LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/36874/36874-6140507127376076806
Survey posted to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/owaspfoundation/

Needs Assessment Report and Recommendations