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  • Active Projects: 172
  • Inactive Projects: 100
  • Incubator Projects: 139
  • Lab Projects:18
  • Flagship Projects: 15

OWASP Project of the Month & Upcoming Global AppSec


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Projects Under Review

  • Staff Summit
    • We spent the majority of the week at the 2014 staff summit retreat.
    • All of us traveled into San Francisco for the working summit.
    • We spent the majority of our time there discussing operational topics, and moving several initiatives forward.
    • In the end, it was a very productive working session.
    • For Projects, we brainstormed different engagement ideas, and we discussed how to move forward with project funding.
  • Project Funding Guidelines
    • Al the staff summit, we discussed the different project funding guidelines I put together for our Leaders.
    • They are meant to be a set of 'rules of engagement' for applicants.
    • The other more important aim is to help leaders organize their proposals so their funding requests are successful.
    • I hope to have these updated on the OWASP Funding page by next week.
  • Project Summit 2014 Planning
    • I am working with Adrian and the local Cambridge team to sort out logistics for the 2014 Summit.
    • It will be taking place June 23rd and June 24th in Cambridge, UK.
    • I am currently working on getting the room arrangements and equipment set up for the Summit.
    • I am also working closely with the team to sort out catering for our attendees.
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec APAC 2014
    • I continue to work with Laura, Robert, and the AppSec APAC 2014 planning team on the Women in AppSec Program.
    • We had the funds available to send one winner to the conference so we began with the call for applicants sooner than expected.
    • We now have 4 women that have submitted their applications to be considered for the award.
    • We have decided to extend the deadline until March 7th.
    • We hope to get at least 10 applicants this year.
  • 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.
    • Managing Salesforce cases.

General Awards

  • 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.

Proposals Awarded

  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
  • 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.
  4. Google Grants Usage Report
  • 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
    • Travel Expenses: $1,896.38 (Reimbursement)
    • Note: Big thank you to Fabio Cerullo for coordinating and managing this award.
  1. Amount: $15,000 USD
  2. Status: Awarded.
  • Total Funds Awarded: $172,170 USD for 2013.

Proposals Denied

  • European Commission Grant Proposal
  1. Amount: €250,000
  2. Status: Denied.
  1. Amount: $112,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $25,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $30,000 USD
  2. Status: Denied
  1. Amount: $55,800 USD
  2. Status: Denied

Current Project Funds

OWASP Wins 2014 Editor's Choice Award

This past week, the OWASP Community won the 2014 Editor's Choice Award at the 2014 SC Awards during the RSA conference. Tom Brennan, Michael Coates, Jim Manico, and Eoin Keary were in attendance to receive the award on the community's behalf. Congratulations to all guild members worldwide. For more information, visit the SC Magazine Website. Photo via Tom Brennan.

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OWASP ByWaf Project Looking for Python PROs

The OWASP ByWaf Project is looking for someone who can help them in deploying and multi-tasking in Python. The team have already tried Twisted and other threading libraries but they faced several issues they could not resolve. If you are interested, or know someone who would be, please don not hesitate to reach out to the Project Leader as soon as you can. If you are interested, please contact Rafael Gil (

Webinar Opportunity for OWASP Project Leaders: March 19th Webinar Coming Up!

We are still in need for Project Leaders to showcase their projects via our Webinar series. The webinars will be held every third (3) Wednesday of every month at 10am EST. Below are the dates when each webinar will be held, and you can indicate the month if you are interested:

  • March 19
  • April 16: Cam Morris
  • May 21: Jonathan Carter
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Please reach out to Samantha Groves ( if you are interested in giving a 45 minute webinar on your OWASP Project.

Project Review Assistance Required

Hello Leaders,

We are still in need of more survey results. We would like to ask that you take a bit of time to fill in a short survey that we will use to assess the Usability and Value of each project to its users and the community.

You can find the assessment survey here: Project Usability and Value Assessment

Below are the projects we are currently focusing on assessing:

Please note that this is only one part of the full assessment for each project. The more responses we can get for each project, the better. Please only complete the assessment if you are familiar with the project, or if you have time to familiarize yourself with the project. Thank you to those of you who have submitted your responses. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your assistance, Leaders.

Samantha Groves, OWASP Projects Manager

"OWASP 24/7" with Mark Miller is a series of recorded broadcasts, highlighting OWASP projects and people from around the world. With over 43,000 members in 100 countries, the OWASP 24/7 channel is available on demand, at anytime, anywhere on the planet. You are welcome to embed the broadcasts on your page, download them for your personal listening or keep up to date by subscribing to the iTunes channel. Please view the Podcast Project page for a list of current interviews.

View All Available Broadcasts or choose a single episode below

Upcoming interviews

  • Kevin Wall (ESAPI)
  • Andrew van der Stock (Pro-Active Controls)
  • Andrew van der Stock
  • Chetan Karande - Node.jsGoat
  • Mark Arnold - OWASP Boston Chapter Lead
  • Mike McCabe, Ken Johnson
  • Rafael Gil
  • Seba Deleersnyder