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  • Active Projects: 159
  • Inactive Projects: 102
  • Incubator Projects: 126
  • Lab Projects:18
  • Flagship Projects: 15

OWASP Project of the Month & Upcoming Global AppSec


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Projects Under Review

  • 2014 Goals for OWASP Projects
    • About two weeks ago, I put together the 2014 Goals and Milestones I think are important for us to accomplish for OWASP Projects.
    • The blog post can be found here: OWASP Projects 2014 Goals
    • The aim was to share these goals with our OWASP community members and Leaders and gather feedback.
    • I have now finalized the goals thanks to the feedback I received from our OWASP Project Leaders.
    • You can find the final list of the goals in the Announcements section of this report.
  • Women in AppSec at AppSec APAC 2014
    • I am happy to report that the AppSec APAC 2014 planning team has decided to move forward with Women in AppSec for the conference.
    • I am now in the process of putting together all of the documentation and marketing materials they will need to translate into Japanese.
    • I am also working on a logistics plan for running the Call for Entries.
    • I hope to start fundraising for the award come next week.
  • Grants and Project Fundraising Goals
    • This week, I worked on putting together the goals and milestones for grants and project fundraising.
    • These items are the tasks that I feel will be important to focus on in 2014 for the overall foundation and for projects.
    • You can find the finalized list in the Announcements section of this report.
  • ESAPI Hackathon
    • There are only 3 days left until the end of the ESAPI Hackathon!
    • The aim of the Hackathon is to encourage contributions to the ESAPI Project in several key areas.
    • There will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place prizes awarded to the best 4 contributions.
    • The Hackathon ends January 20th 2014.
    • For more information, visit the Guidelines page or e-mail Chris, Kevin, or me directly.
  • Membership Flyer
    • I worked on putting together the OWASP Membership flyer today for a few hours.
    • Patrick Calder, Design Foundry Owner, put together the original flyer.
    • However, we need to update the contend due to the new Corporate Membership model.
    • I spent some time reading the new information, and consolidating it into a brief statement about each membership option.
    • Then, I re-created the design with new content.
    • It is the first draft, but I am glad I was able to get a good start on this project today.
  • 2013 Project Summit Report Update
    • This has been quite a hassle to finish.
    • I am still waiting on the outcome reports from some of the project leaders that participated in the summit.
    • The rest of the content is complete, but I would like to get this report done as soon as possible.
    • I am also working on gathering some additional items for the Appendix section.
    • I hope to finalize it by next week, Friday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  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 Bywaf Project Needs Contributors!

If you are interested in helping out the Project Leaders move this project forward, please either contact me or Rafael Gil ( to get involved. You can find more information on the project wiki page:

Graphic Designer Needed

OWASP Project Leader and Global Board Member, Jim Manico, is looking for a high end designer to help him create an attractive PDF for a formal OWASP document project release. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, please contact Jim (

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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