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  • Active Projects: 174
  • Inactive Projects: 100
  • Incubator Projects: 141
  • Lab Projects:18
  • Flagship Projects: 15

OWASP Project of the Month & Upcoming Global AppSec


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Projects Under Review

  • AppSec EU: Open Source Showcase
    • The AppSec EU team is now accepting applications for the Open Source Showcase (OSS).
    • The OSS is an event module that gives Open Source project leaders the opportunity to showcase their work at the conference.
    • You do not need to be an OWASP Project leader to apply for this opportunity.
    • The application form can be found here.
  • AppSec EU: Women in AppSec
    • I have gotten the go ahead to start seeking sponsorship for the Women in AppSec Program for AppSec EU.
    • The goal is to raise $6000 for two winners to attend AppSec EU 2014.
    • You can find the sponsorship flyer here:
    • Please contact me if you would like to sponsor this program for the European region.
  • Project Summit 2014 Planning
    • We have now opened up the call for sessions for the 2014 Project Summit taking place in Cambridge, UK.
    • I am working closely with Adrian Winckles and the Anglia Ruskin University team to sort out on-site logistics.
    • I am not getting quite a few interested attendees, and Kait is working on an application form to manage the attendee requests.
    • You can find more information here:
  • Women in AppSec: AppSec APAC 2014
    • We are now finalizing the Women in AppSec selection process for AppSec APAC 2014.
    • We have now closed the application process, and are in the process of selecting the winners.
    • I am currently working closely with Robert Dracea to make sure our logistics are in order.
    • We hope to finalize travel arrangements and training applications by the end of this week.
  • 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

CactusCon Training Opportunity: Message from Jim Manico

One of the free BSides conferences is CactusCon on taking place on April 4th. : This is a free non-profit conference.

Jim had intended to give a free developer trainer there, but had to back out. Is there anyone interested in giving a free secure develpoment seminar or training in Phoenix on April 4th and represent OWASP? Jim will sponsor your travel and make sure your expenses are covered if you are qualified and interested in doing so. Please contact Jim Manico ( if you are interested.

Java Encoder 1.1.1 Released!: Message from A. J. Scotka

The OWASP Java Encoder is a Java 1.5 simple-to-use drop-in high-performance encoder class with no dependencies and little baggage. This project will help Java web developers defend against Cross Site Scripting! The OWASP Java Encoder 1.1.1 has now been released. Please visit the project page for more information: or contact the project leaders for more information.

Hacking ZAP Blog Series: Message from Simon Bennetts

Simon has just written a series of blog posts about "Hacking ZAP" ie changing the ZAP source code:

One thing he would love to see is more OWASP projects making use of ZAP as a framework. ZAP provides a powerful set of features that your tool can build on. As one of the leading webapp security tools is can provide more exposure for your project. You can still keep full control of your project, releasing is as a stand alone tool and integrating it with any other security tools.

If you're interested in integrating your project with ZAP then please get in touch with Simon (

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

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  • Mike McCabe, Ken Johnson
  • Rafael Gil
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