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== Project Leader ==
== Project Leader ==
Project leader's name
Luis Enriquez

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OWASP Security Labeling System Project

The purpose of this project is creating a transnational and market wise security labeling system. Security is invisible, so the OWASP labeling system will help to make it visible. The system consists on different kinds of OWASP security labels for Web applications and Software( Please send your proposals):

- Ingredients criterion label (I). This label certifies that the software reveals all software components that integrate the software, or that were used to create it(eg. Shared libraries, APIs, and so on).

- Security 'good enough' criterion label (S). This would be the standard certification label. This label certifies that the software is 'good enough' because follows good security practices in its development life cycle, updates and security patches(Eg. OWASP Top Ten, the AVSV Security and verification standard, security control programming interfaces as OWASP ESAPIs).

- Legal 'good enough' criterion label (L). This is an additional label in case that the contract includes security software clauses following the OWASP principles.The OWASP legal principles would be based in the OWASP secure contract annex, and perhaps a soft law document containing relevant legal issues such as third party source code, Privacy, Data protection, and so forth.

- Disclosure of vulnerabilities criterion label (D). This label consists in the open disclosure of vulnerabilities of the software or Web Applications to the public.


After joining the OWASP community in my local chapter, I got the idea of a security labeling system. When I contacted Jeff williams I found out that he already proposed a very similar idea few years ago. We think we can revive it. The OWASP international community has the purpose of making security visible, and opinions from different sides are crucial in order to create a practical and widely used labeling system.


This project is about creating different kinds of labels for software. The labeling system will be based mostly in other OWASP projects such as OWASP Top ten, OWASP AVSV standard, OWASP ESAPIs, OWASP legal project, and so forth.

We need to create a smart system of interaction, and auditing with the purpose of delivering the labels.


The OWASP Security Labeling System Project is free to use. All documentation is licensed under the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ 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.

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The OWASP Security Labeling System provides:


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Project Leader

Luis Enriquez

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XXX is developed by a worldwide team of volunteers. The primary contributors to date have been:

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As of XXX, the priorities are:

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Involvement in the development and promotion of XXX is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert in order to contribute. Some of the ways you can help:

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What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP Security Labeling System Project
Purpose: Creating a security labeling system for software and web applications This labeling system would be based in different criteria It concerns technical and legal security The former idea was proposed by jeff Williams years ago
License: Creative Commons Share Alike 3.0
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Luis Enriquez @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Luis Enriquez @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Luis Enriquez @ to review or sponsor this project
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
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