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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • 2013 Project Summit
    • I continue to work on organizing the 2013 OWASP Projects Summit.
    • Current session topics include:
      • Projects Review Session
      • ESAPI Hackathon
      • ZAP Hackathon
      • OWASP Training Development Session
      • OWASP Academies Development Session
      • Writing and Documentation Review Session
      • Product Development and Reference Implementation
      • Mobile Security Project Session
      • Bug Bounty Session
    • 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.
  • Technical Project Advisors: Work Update
    • We are now finalizing the documentation so we can present the final version of the assessment criteria and project requirements to the community.
    • Assessment Criteria V7
    • Note: We have separated out the focus of each assessment.
    • The Project Assessment focuses on the project health based on OWASP best practices.
    • The Product Assessment focuses on the quality of the deliverable.
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec USA 2013
    • The Women in AppSec grading process is now complete.
    • We have now selected 2 winners for this year's sponsorship.
    • We are now in the process of booking their flights, setting them up with registration, and booking accommodations for them.
    • The two winners are:
      • Nancy Lorntson
      • Carrie Schaper
      • Congratulations Nancy and Carrie!
  • Meet our new Grants & Fundraising Intern
    • Kait continues to do an excellent job with all of her tasks.
    • This week, she worked on helping us manage the Board Election Candidate Interviews transcripts.
    • We have finalized the transcript work, and Kait has attached the documents on the Board Election Candidate page.
    • Kait is also now working on project summit related activities, helping organize the schedule of sessions and creating content for the summit wiki pages.
    • You can read more about her week by reading her Intern Weekly Report.
    • Start Date: Monday, September 16th 2013.
    • Internship End Date: Monday, January 13th 2014.
  • OWASP Marketing
    • I continue to work on finalizing our contract with the marketing and design agency we hired to create our OWASP identity package.
    • We have finalized the majority of the design pieces we requested from the graphic designer.
    • There is only one design piece left to create as of today.
    • I will work with the graphic designer to finalize this last piece in the next coming weeks.
  • 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.

Project Funding Updates

  • 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.
  1. Amount: $55,800 USD
  2. Status: This proposal is complete, and has been submitted.
  1. Amount: $15,000 USD
  2. Status: This proposal is complete, and has been submitted.
  1. Amount: $112,000 USD
  2. Status: This proposal is complete, and has been submitted.
  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
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: The ESAPI proposal is still being reviewed.
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: The ModSecurity proposal is still being reviewed.
  • 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.
  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: Denied.
  • 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.

  • Total Funds Awarded: $157,170 USD for 2013.