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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • OWASP Women in Security: AppSec USA
    • After a few drafts, the Women in Security group finalized the website copy for the program.
    • You can find the information in the AppSec USA website.
    • We are currently attempting to raise $3,000.00 for each winner.
    • We plan on having 2 winners for 2013.
    • The total amount we are requesting is $6,000.00 to cover conference fee, training fee, travel and accommodation for both winners.
  • Determining Active Project Status
    • This is a status update on this initiative.
    • I am reaching out to each leader individually to confirm these pieces of data for all 149 projects.
    • Flagship projects are completed.
    • Labs are completed
    • Incubator projects are in the 1st of 4 phases.
  • European Commission Grant Opportunity: Proposal Status
    • Seba and I have been working on an European Commission grant opportunity for the majority of the week.
    • The grant opportunity has the potential to help a hand full of projects with resources and funds.
    • Seba and I have finished putting together a proposal for the board of directions.
    • The board has now approved the initiative.
  • 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 donations questions.
    • Marketing questions.
    • Grant funding questions.
    • OWASP Social Media Updates.
    • What's happening with projects, questions.

Grants Updates

  • Guidebooks Grant
  1. Amount: $25,000
  2. Status: The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets.
  • ESAPI Proposal
  1. Amount: $25,000
  2. Status: The ESAPI proposal is still being reviewed.
  • ModSecurity Grant Writing
  1. Amount: $30,000
  2. Status: The ModSecurity proposal is still being reviewed.
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,00 in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: We now have a better idea of the initiatives and tasks we must undertake to better leverage this award. We will discuss possible solutions during our Mid-Term (6-12 month) marketing planning.
  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: This proposal is currently being put together by a grant partner. We are still in the process of writing our proposal to the board and working out logistics.

  • Total Grant Funds Awarded: $145,000 for 2013.