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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 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.
  • 2014 Project Summit
    • Plans are well on their way for the 2014 Project Summit
    • Stay tuned for more news on this in the coming weeks.
  • 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 their time at the conference, 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 now 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 were a few changes to make, and I have completed them this morning.
    • I have just submitted the documents for approval this afternoon.
    • Documents submitted: Grant Fund Spending Guidelines, Project Spending Policy, Project Sponsorship Guidelines.
  • 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

Current Project Funds

Message from Project Leader, Larry Conklin: OWASP Code Review Guide

Eoin and I had the great pleasure to present the Code Review Guide 2.0 project at APPSECUSA2013. I want to thank everyone involved in the project and to give you my personal thank you. It was very much an honor to talk about our success and hard work. We are not done but I feel we surprised a lot of people with how much work a few dedicated volunteers have done.

Please don't loose sight of the end but we are getting closer. Below is our wiki pages loaded into a word doc. Yes, it is rough, but we made sure everyone knew it was an early release document. Also my ppt is included attached.

Larry Conklin, CISSP

Message from Project Leader, Jonathan Marcil: OWASP Media Project

Hi leaders,

I'm glad to announce that we have 43 online talks for 32 hours of content from AppSecUSA 2013. Some have been available since the day after the first day of the conference and we've been added them gradually in the past week.

And now the links:

Playlist, all the recorded talks are available on this page: Short URL:

YouTube, people will be able to see AppSecUSA featured contents on:

Link directly to the whole playlist beginning with the first talk:

If you want to help, go watch and "Like" the ones you prefer, share them and subscribe to the channel.


Jonathan Marcil

Message from Project Leader, Jim Manico: OWASP Podcast Series


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.