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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • OWASP Project Summit: AppSec USA 2013
    • Planning continues for the project event modules for AppSec USA 2013.
    • I continue to work with our Project Summit participants to help plan the logistics for their participation.
    • I had to cancel our Project Summit meeting due to scheduling conflicts.
    • However, I created a mailing list, and added all participating Leaders to the list.
    • I sent out an announcement e-mail with instructions on next steps along with action items for each project team.
    • Fabio Cerullo, Martin Knobloch, and I will be providing Scrum Master support during the Project Summit.
    • We are still in the process of planning logistics for these roles.
    • I am still working on the Project Leader Workshop materials.
    • I will continue to provide support to the local event planning team for AppSec EU, as needed.
  • Women in Security: AppSec USA 2013
    • The team has now finalized the copy for our sponsorship document, and our AppSec USA designer has sent us back a branded flyer.
    • Women in Security Sponsorship Document: AppSec USA 2013
    • The plan is to reach out to different organizations for sponsorship.
    • We have also asked our program volunteers to seek funding internally.
    • You can find more information on the AppSec USA website.
    • The total amount we are requesting is $6,000.00 to cover conference fee, training fee, travel and accommodation for both winners.
    • We are working hard to make this a possibility for our 2 potential winners.
  • Technical Project Advisory Roles
    • I am at the second stage of the interview process for each candidate.
    • I have created job descriptions for each role, and I had those roles posted for over a month.
    • I had a good amount of candidates apply for each role.
    • I have sent out e-mails asking each candidate to answer 3 questions regarding their interest in these roles.
    • 10 candidates responded to these questions.
    • I went ahead and scheduled interviews with 7 candidates for this week, and I have 2 more interviews scheduled for the week of the 24th.
    • I interviewed 7 candidates this week.
  • Marketing Phase 3 Update
    • We are at the final stages of our copywriting work with Sisterworks Publishing.
    • Design Foundry has now started designing their first drafts of our remaining marketing collateral.
    • We will work with both companies to finalize these designs for community review.
    • We will ask for community feedback once we get a more finalized version of each design.
    • Phase 1 Deliverable
    • Phase 2 Deliverable
    • SEO Content Audit
      • Note: Phase 2 Deliverable has recommendations made by Sisterworks and Design Foundry based on their research.
      • We are not necessarily moving forward with these recommendations towards implementation.
      • Sisterworks and Design Foundry are helping with our brand consistency and collateral design.
  • How to Host a Project Event Module Page
    • I have started putting together a project page dedicated to the different event modules/activities we offer at our AppSec Conferences.
    • The page is meant to be an informative piece that gives conference and event planners some basic guidelines.
    • Currently, the structure and the outline of the page are complete.
    • I still have to finish writing the copy for each section.
    • I hope to have this complete by the end of June.
  • Personal Development
    • I have finished reading Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Non-Profit Board Service by Michael E. Batts.
    • I am still taking my online course from Coursera.
    • The course topic is Information Security and Risk Management in Context.
    • Additionally, I am going to take a week long course next week in the UK.
    • The course topic is Intellectual Property Strategy.
    • I will write a report on my learnings for the community after the course ends.
    • I will be away from Monday, June 17th - Saturday, June 22nd 2013.
  • 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

  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded. The first payment has been allocated to our project budgets.
  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. We continue to test different solutions to increase our engagement using this grant award. Currently, we are testing on the AppSec USA 2013 conference website.
  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: This proposal has been completed and submitted.

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