Projects/Reports/2013-28-06

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OWASP Global Projects Report

Currently Working On

  • Projects at Conferences
    • AppSec USA: I continue to plan logistics for the Project Leader Workshop, and the Project Summits.
    • AppSec EU: The OWASP Projects Track and the Open Source Showcase (OSS) are scheduled to take place at AppSec EU. The local AppSec EU team is working towards gathering submissions for the OSS.
    • AppSec LATAM: Now that AppSec LATAM is moving forward, I will reach out to the local event planners and discuss the possibility of having Projects at the conference.
    • AppSec APAC 2014: I briefly spoke to the local event planning team in Tokyo this week about our different Project Event Modules. I will send them more detailed information on each module so we can discuss further.
  • Women in Security: AppSec USA 2013
    • The team is now in the fundraising stage.
    • Women in Security Sponsorship Document: AppSec USA 2013
    • We have reached out to several organisations to seek sponsorship for this program.
    • 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 have not gotten any sponsorship funding as of yet, but we continue to work hard towards bringing this initiative to AppSec USA 2013.
  • 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.
  • Event Manager Interviews
    • 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.
  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.