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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • 2013 Project Summit
    • I now have more time to work on strategic planning for projects, grants, and fundraising since Kait is helping with the admin work for several of our programs.
    • I have been working on outlining and writing the grants and fundraising strategy to raise funds for projects and programs for 2014.
    • This week, I worked on developing the strategy outline, and I am analyzing the macro and micro environment OWASP exists within.
  • Technical Project Advisors: Work Update
    • The Technical Project Advisors and I had another group meeting this week.
    • We went through every criteria line item on the project health list, and edited each one.
    • I have put together version 5 of the project assessment criteria based on our meeting discussions.
    • We are now re-testing the OWASP Cornucopia Project using Criteria V5.
    • Our next meeting is next week where we will focus on evaluating the product assessment criteria.
    • 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 now have 8 finalists that we are choosing between.
    • The selection committee is in the process of selecting the final 2 winners and the 2 runner up finalists.
    • We intend to finish the selection by September 28th.
  • Meet our new Grants & Fundraising Intern
    • Kait has been doing an excellent job on her assignment tasks.
    • She has been working on our Marketing Resources wiki page where she is consolidating all of the pieces created by the design firm we contracted to develop some identity pieces for the organization.
    • Kait has also been working on putting together the Women in AppSec information page, and she has been helping consolidate the orders for the GSOC Mentor gifts.
    • 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.
  • 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 for payment.
  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.