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OWASP Security Knowledge Framework Project

The OWASP Security Knowledge Framework Project is intended to be a tool used for building, verification and training. It's the first step in the Software (AND Security) Development Life Cycle.


It is an expert system web-application that uses OWASP Application Security Verification Standard. It support developers in pre-development (Security by design) It support developers after release of code (OWASP Checklist Level 1-3) Code-examples

Our experience taught us that the current level of security the current web-applications contain is not sufficient enough to ensure security. This is mainly because web-developers simpy aren't aware of the risks and dangers are lurking, waiting to be exploited by hackers.

Because of this we decided to develop a security tool in order to create a guide system available for all developers so they can develop applications secure by design.

The security knowledge framework is here to support developers create secure applications. By analysing proccessing techniques in which the developers use to edit their data the application can link these techniques to different known vulnerabilities and give the developer feedback regarding descriptions and solutions on how to properly implement these techniques in a safe manner.

The seccond stage of the application is validating if the developer properly implemented different types of defense mechanisms by means of different checklists such as the application security verification standards.

By means of the answers supplied by the developer the application again generates documentation in which it gives feedback on what defense mechanisms he forgot to implement and give him feedback regarding descriptions and solutions on how to properly implement these techniques in a safe manner.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the link GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Project Resources


Guide's and tutorials:

Old PoC Online demo version:

Related Projects

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Project Leaders

Glenn ten Cate
Riccardo ten Cate


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News and Events

First Stable release of the Security Knowledge Framework! Easy install with: pip install owasp-skf Check out the Github page for more details. Unix and Windows support

First Alpha release of the Security Knowledge Framework!

For documentation, tutorials and guide's please visit:, for more detailed information.


Glenn ten Cate
Riccardo ten Cate
Alexander Kaasjager

Allot of colleagues at Schuberg Philis for helping and giving feedback.
Thank you guys, let's make it more Awesome!



Getting Involved

Submitting a Pull Request on Guthub:

   Fork it.
   Create a branch (git checkout -b my_markup)
   Commit your changes (git commit -am "Added Snarkdown")
   Push to the branch (git push origin my_markup)
   Open a Pull Request

One of the authors will check your code example or knowledge-base item and add it to the master repo

We already had allot of the content and experience with the expert system that we created in the PoC version build with PHP.
The goal is to deliver an web-application that is easy to set-up and can run on different OS.
For this we chosen the Python Flask, this runs both on Windows as Linux and is easy to install.