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  • Project Leader Workshop Overview
    • The project leader workshop went very well during AppSec USA.
    • There was lots of discussion brought on by the project leaders.
    • There were a few potential project leaders as well.
    • The forum went well with a presentation of information followed by discussion.
    • It was also important to allow Leaders to interrupt the talk to ask questions.
    • I felt the way it was organized should be used as a framework for future project leader workshops.
    • 45 minutes was not enough as well.
    • I suggest leaving 1 hour and 30 minutes for the session.
  • 2013 Project Summit Overview
    • I believe the project summit was a great success.
    • I was a bit nervous about it as I had never even done one before.
    • However, a good amount of Leaders helped me put this together, and it is thanks to them that this summit was such a great success.
    • There were many lessons learned, and I am working towards putting together a post summit document for the community.
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec USA 2013 Overview
    • I think the Women in AppSec program went very well at AppSec USA.
    • Both winners let me know that they really enjoyed themselves, and they were glad to participate in the panel.
    • Kait, our Grants and Fundraising intern, kindly helped me manage the Women in AppSec schedules and timetables at the conference.
    • We are not working on post event administration for the program.
  • OWASP Marketing
    • I am glad to say that the marketing materials have now all been delivered.
    • Patrick is in the process of delivering the final invoice for work completed.
  • Project Guidelines
    • There was a good amount of discussion regarding the project guidelines during the conference and at the board meeting.
    • There are a few changes to make, and I am working on getting these done by the end of this week.
  • Daily Project based queries and requests
    • This has not changed much since I began the post: questions are very similar in nature.
    • Global AppSec questions.
    • Funding queries.
    • Travel availability.
    • Project based administrative help.
    • Project status information.
    • Several project donation questions.
    • Marketing questions.
    • Grant funding questions.
    • OWASP social media updates.
    • What's happening with projects, questions.

General Awards

  • OWASP OWTF Project: Brucon 5x5 Award
  1. Amount: €5,000.00 (Approx. $6,670.00)
  2. Status: Awarded. Congratulations, Abraham Aranguren and all involved in the project, for your award.

Proposals Awarded

  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded. The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets. The second invoice has now been sent to Georgia Tech and payment has been received.
  3. OWASP Development Guide Plan
  4. OWASP Testing Guide Plan
  5. OWASP Code Review Guide Plan
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,000 USD in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: Awarded.
  3. Note: There is no link to show the proposal for this grant. There was a form that was submitted to Google, and we did not receive a record of this form.
  • Google Summer of Code
  1. Amount: $5,500
  2. Status: Awarded
  • Projects breakdown:
    • 4 ZAP Projects: $2,000
    • 4 OWTF Projects: $2,000
    • 1 PHP Security Project: $500
    • 1 Hackademics Project: $500
    • 1 Modsecurity Project: $500
    • Note: Big thank you to Fabio Cerullo for coordinating and managing this award.
  1. Amount: $15,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded.
  • Total Funds Awarded: $172,170 USD for 2013.

Proposals Denied

  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: Denied.
  1. Amount: $112,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $55,800 USD
  2. Status: Denied

Remote Participation Update for 2013 Project Summit

Unfortunately, we were not able to raise enough funds to facilitate remote participation for the 2013 Project Summit. It is certainly an aspect of our summits that we find incredibly important, and we will work hard to make sure remote participation is an option our contributors have in 2014.

Message from Project Leader, Colin Watson: Lulu Publishing How To Guide

I recently had to create a hardcopy document for a project. I wrote up the process in case it is useful for anyone else:

Once the source file is created, it needs someone with the Lulu credentials to upload it and finalise the document. But there are constraints, and there is quite a large amount of meta data needed. If you are going to go for hardcopy, skim reading the above will help prepare.

Key issues:

- dimensions - number of pages allowed - use of colour - file types - cover images - back cover text copy - titles, summaries, keywords, licensing

This is a PDF. If we manage to get Open Office documents permitted on the wiki, I'll upload the source file too.

Message from Jim Manico: OWASP Podcast Announcement

I am very excited to pass the OWASP Podcast baton over to Mark Miller. Mark is a very experienced podcaster who will be taking over as Executive producer and host of the OWASP Podcast.

There will be a little overlap. I will be posting to for just three more shows and will end my feed with OWASP Podcast #100 by the end of the year.

Please enjoy the new OWASP Podcast feed from Mark Miller. will will be the new RSS address for the podcast moving forward.

Thank you Mark!

Message from OWASP ByWaf Project Leader, Rafael Gil: Beta Release

My team is glad to present to you the Bywaf framework. ByWaf is not just a small tool or plugin or script, but a new way to integrate, create and improve more tools all in a single user-friendly, command-line environment.

This framework may look like metasploit at first sight but is not, this is different in the following aspects:

It is friendly with the end-user; it is made thinking that not all the end-users are experts in developing, scripting, etc. You can use “TAB” in every place into the framework, you just need to use your common sense.

ByWaf allows you to share information between plugins, so you can use a plugin to enumerate all the input fields, then the results are stored in a data base you can use another plugin that injects java script into those fields, with this you don’t need to export or save or edit all the information ByWaf will do it for you.

And more.

We are releasing our Beta, there is a long way to archive our goal but I hope some of you get involved at this project as well.

You can find more information at:

2013 Project Summit

  • The project summit is only 2 weeks away.
  • I urge everyone to add your name to the attendees list if you are interested in a session, or suggest new topics that you would be more interested in attending.
  • Please visit the 2013 Project Summit wiki page for more detailed information on how to join in.
  • Current daily schedule and session topics include:

Monday: Nov 18th

  1. OWASP Projects Review Session
  2. OWASP Media Project Session
  3. OWASP PHP Security and RBAC Projects: An Introduction
  4. OWASP AppSensor 2.0 Hackathon
  5. ESAPI Hackathon Session
  6. Bug Bounty Hack Session

Tuesday: Nov. 19th

  1. OWASP Training Development Session
  2. OWASP Academies Development Session
  3. Mobile Security Session
  4. ESAPI Hackathon Session
  5. Bug Bounty Hack Session

Wednesday: Nov. 20th

  1. Writing and Documentation Review Session
  2. ESAPI Hackathon Session
  3. Bug Bounty Hack Session
  4. OWASP PCI Toolkit Session
  5. OWASP O2 Documentation Session

Thursday: Nov. 21st

  1. ZAP Hackathon Session
  2. Open SAMM Session
  3. ESAPI Hackathon Session
  4. Bug Bounty Hack Session

AppSec USA Project Talks

  • I have now finalized the schedule for the AppSec USA Project Talks.
  • We had to make several adjustments to balance out the schedule.
  • Current talk schedule can be found below:

Wednesday: Nov. 20th

  1. 10AM - OWASP Project Leader Workshop
  3. 12PM - OWAS NIST NSTIC IDecosystem Initiative: Initial Discussion Meeting
  4. 1PM - OWASP OpenSAMM Talk
  5. 2PM - OWASP Education Projects
  6. 3PM - OWASP Security Principles Project Talk

Thursday: Nov. 21st

  1. 10AM - 12PM - OWASP O2 Platform Talk and Training
  2. 12PM - OWASP Testing Guide Talk
  3. 1PM - OWASP Development Guide Talk
  4. 2PM - OWASP AppSensor Talk
  5. 3PM - OWASP Code Review Guide Talk