Thursday, April 20, 2017

OWASP Project Reviews at APPSEC Belfast 2017 Update:

OWASP is reviewing projects who wish to graduate from Incubator to Lab to Flagship at this workshop.  The purpose of these assessments is to determine whether a project meets the minimum criteria to graduate as outlined in the Project Health Assessment Criteria Document.  The review process begins with an initial self-assessment done by the project leader and reviewed by Matt Tesauro.  Next, the assessment enters the peer review phase where we ask volunteers in our OWASP Community to participate and finalize the results. Here's a Sample of a Project Assessment to give you an idea what these look like.

We are still looking for more volunteers to help in this mission. Sign up!

OWASP Project Reviews @ APPSEC Belfast 2017

  • Johanna Curiel (Program Leader)
  • Matt Tesauro (Sr. Project Coordinator)
  • Claudia Aviles Casanovas (Project Coordinator)
  • Azzeddine Ramrami
  • Talal Albach
  • Kuai Hinojosa
  • Nabin Kc
Description of Scope of Work: Additional Information here.
Tool Projects
Code Projects:
Documentation Projects:
The newly addeded OWASP Incubator Project Health Checks will also be covered during this workshop

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 2017 Corporate Members

April 2017 Corporate Members

We would like to thank the following companies for supporting the OWASP Foundation.  
The companies listed below have contributed this month by either renewing their existing 
Corporate Membership or joining OWASP as a new Corporate Member.  

Details about Corporate Membership can be found here.

Contributor Corporate Members

Denim Group is a custom software development firm skilled in large-scale development projects across multiple platforms, languages and applications. What makes Denim Group unique is that the company brings significant core competencies in software security to the table, offering an innovative blend of secure software development, testing and training capabilities that protect a company’s biggest asset, its data. Denim Group customers span an international client base of commercial and public sector organizations across the financial services, banking, insurance, healthcare and defense industries. Its depth of experience building large-scale software development systems in a secure fashion has made the company's leaders recognized experts in their fields. Denim Group has been recognized as one of the 5,000 Fastest Growing Company's by Inc. Magazine several years in a row, and has won multiple awards including its recent accolades as one of the best places to work in San Antonio.
For more information, please visit:

Kiuwan provides an end-to-end Software Analytics platform that offers objective data to make informed decisions to secure, analyze and control the entire SDLC of any application portfolio. With Kiuwan Code Security, the scope in threat mitigation is unparalleled, with over 4000+ custom rules, ability to suppress defects and create tailored action plans while meeting the most stringent industry standard requirements. In constant evolution, it boasts broad language support and integration with Jira, Jenkins and Github to name but a few of the possibilities brought about by the platform.
For more information, please visit:

SpringCM delivers an innovative document workflow and management platform, powering the leading contract management application. SpringCM empowers companies to become more productive by reducing the time spent managing mission-critical business documents. Intelligent, automated workflows enable document collaboration across an organization from any desktop or mobile device. Delivered through a secure cloud platform, SpringCM’s document and contract management solutions work seamlessly with Salesforce or as a standalone solution. Every day, more than 600 companies use SpringCM to improve the customer experience and get more done, faster. For more information about SpringCM, visit

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings -- anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, operating one of the largest global data-intelligence networks, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared. The company's more than 20,000 employees reside in more than 50 countries. Ninety-nine percent of Fortune 500 companies are Symantec customers. To learn more go to connect with Symantec at:

Want your company name here? 
Find out how by visiting our Corporate Member information page, or contact Kelly Santalucia, our Membership & Business Liaison today!  

Thank you to all of our Premier and Contributor Corporate Members for your support!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

OWASP Project Summit Belfast 2017 Update: Extended Deadline until April 19th!

Let's make this a success Sign up!

We are excited to announce the OWASP Projct Summit 2017 OWASP is providing a platform for project leaders on the two full days prior to AppSec Europe 2017.  Project Summits are a place for project leaders and contributors to collaborate as well as provide feedback to OWASP. The platform provides an open forum setting for ideas, discussing innovations, gaining project contributors and sharing feedback for projects with the goal of helping them advance to the next level. Use this opportunity to demo your project to others at the summit, promote for sponsorship, gain feedback, or simply brainstorm some ideas and add a few features.

Current Projects Participating:
  • OWASP Juice Shop Project
  • OWASP OWTF Project
  • OWASP Embedded Application Security
  • OWASP Podcast
  • OWASP Virtual Village Project
  • OWASP Automated Threats to Web Applications
  • OWASP Node js Goat Project
  • OWASP Vicnum Project
  • OWASP WebGoat Project
    Great Sponsorship Opportunities.
Requirements for Participation:
  • Active OWASP Project started in the last 9 months.
  • Complete and updated wiki page with a clear roadmap.
  • Agenda and Deliverables for your project at the summit are required.
  • Deadline on April 19th
Funding Opportunities: (through the Reimbursement Process)
  • $750.00 for Travel Assistance per OWASP Project
  • Two Nights of accommodations for the days of the Project Summit EU.
  • OWASP Project Leaders (three leader max) receive a complimentary pass for AppSec EU

Please use our contact us form with any questions or concerns.

Contacts at OWASP Foundation: Matt Tesauro and Claudia Aviles Casanovas

Thursday, April 13, 2017


AppSec USA is proud to announce the Call for Papers and Call for Training are open until April 30th. OWASP AppSec USA is a premier venue for web application security leaders, software engineers, researchers and visionaries from all over the world. OWASP AppSec USA gathers the application security community in a four day event to share and discuss novel ideas, initiatives, and advancements. The 2017 edition will take place in Orlando from September 19-22.
We are looking for "the next", cutting edge research in the context of web applications, secure development, security management, and privacy. Our goal is to give academic researchers and industry practitioners an opportunity to share their latest findings with the rest of the community, including coverage via our media channels.
All talks are 40 minutes in duration. For AppSec USA 2017 we encourage and prioritize submissions in the following themes:
Web Application Security – Research and new work impacting the security of web applications.
DevOps – Research and new work impacting the security of DevOps processes, architectures, and tools.
Cloud Security – Research and new work impacting the security of applications designed for and/or deployed to cloud environments, especially public cloud environments.
Our Call for Training topics are looser, but trainings should be of a practical nature, hands on training is strongly preferred. Trainings may be one or two days in duration. Please refrain from submitting marketing talks or including sales pitches within the training.
To submit your talk or training please make sure to select the appropriate topic(s) from the form and submit:
Your submission packet will be judged in a blind reading so please make sure that your abstract is appropriately thorough. You may attach a preliminary version of your presentation if available. If accepted your biography will be printed 1:1 in the program. The same form is used to apply for both the CfT and the CfP, so please make sure to choose the correct application from the menu.  Talks without all required information may not be considered.

Monday, April 10, 2017

OWASP Operations Update for April 2017

Welcome to the operations update for April 2017, part of our ongoing updates about what's happening at the OWASP Foundation. The previous post is available here.

Major efforts, status of those efforts and important changes from last time:

OWASP IT Infrastructure hosting.  Rackspace ended the donation of hosting for the OWASP Foundation, migrations and updates continue.

  • 6 hosts remain at Rackspace, 2 hosts targeted for migration week of April 10th
    • Migrations temporarily paused to migrate the AppSec EU hosts to Foundation infrastructure.
  • POC install on AWS for the wiki is scheduled to complete by end of April
    • Migration to AWS will also include an update to 1.28.x branch of the wiki source moving OWASP from LTS to the latest stable branch
The Website Reboot aka TWR - a major effort to update and modernize OWASP's web presence.

  • Completed Phase 1 - Updating the wiki source to 1.27.1
    • Wiki source was updated to 1.27.1 and a Visual Editor (WYSIWYG) added to the wiki beating the March 20 deploy deadline.  Here's my post to the leaders list with the details
    • On April 9th, the wiki was updated again to 1.27.2 to address 9 security issues - see the release notes if you're curious.
      • Updates also included an update to Parsoid - the service that powers the Visual Editor
    • Several new Wiki extensions are planned for the wiki including CAPTCHAs for account requests and several to assist staff manage the wiki more efficiently.  More on those as they are added over April and May
  • Phase 2 - wiki style updates
    • RFP creation pushed to April due to unplanned AppSec EU server migrations.  RFP is expected by end of April
    • RFP will include a MediaWiki theme, CSS and other styling guidelines to use across the OWASP Foundation's web presences including:
      • The new web pages available after the Association Management System (AMS) migration
      • The new Discourse installation
      • The OWASP Blog
  • Phase 3 (Single Sign-on) and Phase 4 (Wiki content and organization) have begun to be further researched.  
    • Single Sign-on using identities will be tested during the AWS POC.
    • Initial research into the current organization of the wiki found over 500 categories across the wiki - may with a single page for the entire category.  Reorganization will represent a significant effort.
The OWASP Communications Plan - a staff-created plan to professionalize how OWASP interacts with its community and the world at large.

  • Migration from Mailman to Discourse - migration paused and re-prioritized as part of the migration from Rackspace hosting since Mailman is currently hosted there.
  • Beta program for the Foundation's Global Meetup account continues.
Other Major Efforts in progress

  • OWASP Staff Summit - the in-person planning meeting for OWASP staff
    • Staff Summit was very successful and resulted in multiple internal and external system and process optimizations
    • Planning for the Foundation Board's 2017 Strategic Goal was created during the staff summit
  • Association Management System (AMS)
    • Kate has begun the migration/upgrade to a new AMS for the Foundation
    • This is a highly complex, multi-step process covering 8 to 12 weeks
      • Completed accounting module and associated workflows
      • Membership and events are next
    • Goal and outcome
      • An updated version of the AMS software used with Salesforce allowing for greater interactions with the community, OWASP leaders engagement, improved event registration, multi-currency handling and a host of other improvements rolling out during 2017.
  • Foundation Boards 2017 Strategic Goal
    • In brief:  Hosting 4 Free 500 person training events worldwide targeted at developers and entry level security professionals
    • 2017 target cities: Boston, Delhi, Tel Aviv and Tokyo
    • Looking for a good name for the training series, twitter suggestions include variations of "No Goat" and "Anti-Goat"
  • AppSec USA 2017
    • CFP & CFT Open
    • 2 keynotes confirmed
    • Sponsors selling well
    • Working on advertising the conference, CFP & CFT
    • Working with the venue (discounted Disney tickets and daycare/nursery room)
  • AppSec EU 2017
    • Finalizing the brochure
    • Working on the conference signs
    • Placing orders for swag
    • Over 300 people registered
  • LATAM Tour 2017
    • 5 events so far (Manizales & Bogotá, Colombia. Montevideo, Uruguay. República Dominicana. Quito, Ecuador)
    • Over 500 attendees so far
Membership and Outreach
  • OWASP Foundation membership continues to be strong
    • 2,501 active individual members 
      • $34,075 or 31% of yearly goal
    • 68 active corporate members
      • $150,000 or 38% of yearly goal
  • Work continues on the design of the new membership flyer with Hugo which will cover the recently updated and approved model for individual memberships.
  • AppSec EU 2017
    • Sponsorships sold to date €169,233.00
      • Sold out sponsor opportunities - Diamond, Pre-conf Reception, CTF, University Challenge, Lanyards
    • Developer Summit at AppSec EU 2017
      • All 3 sessions have been filled with trainers!
    • Membership lounge at AppSec EU - planning in progress
  • AppSec USA 2017
    • Sponsorships sold to date: $312,500.00
      • 7 Platinum, 9 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bag, 1 Lanyard
  • 25 potential new chapters
  • New Chapter Orientation Meetings
    • Well received and helpful to new and long-time leaders alike
    • Can be tricky for LATAM and Japan leaders due to language barriers
    • Presentation planned to help leaders run the meeting when there are language barriers so the leaders don't have to be translators for those meetings
Per the request of the OWASP board, we've included a chart of the staff's interaction with the broader OWASP community via submitted cases to staff:

As always, the OWASP staff are here to make the OWASP community even stronger.  If you have a question, concern or need please let us know using the 'Contact Us form.  Also, feel free to attend, suggest or otherwise engage with the OWASP Foundation further at the April 12th Board Meeting.

Your friendly neighborhood OWASP staff:
    Kate, Kelly, Alison, Laura, Claudia, Tiffany, Dawn and Matt

Thursday, April 6, 2017

OWASP Project Releases


This release contains a large number of changes, in particular to the ZAP API. We have added a significant number of new API endpoints, working towards our goal of making ZAP completely controllable via the API. We have also changed some of the existing endpoints and in all cases these changes are backwards compatible.

The full release also includes a new JxBrowser add-on as well as platform specific webdrivers to make it even easier to interact with ZAP through a wide variety of browsers. There are a set of new API options related to security: For more information click here  

 Would like to include nice work done by Security Researchers from the Bug Bounty Program. Great example of  the OWASP Bug Bounty Pogram and OWASP Poject working together!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Join Us at the 2017 AppSec Europe Developer Summit

OWASP AppSecEu 2017 Developer Summit
May 9th -10th, 2017 Belfast, UK

The OWASP Developer Summit educates developers about common vulnerabilities present in web and mobile applications, including how to use tools like OWASP ZAP to implement a secure software development lifecycle. 2017 AppSec Europe Developer Summit sessions are free hands-on workshops where attendees will learn how to do actual penetration tests on vulnerable and real applications as well as implement a secure pipeline.

On-Deploy Security Testing* of web applications with ZAP and Jenkins will provide insights on how to introduce continuous delivery through dynamic security testing. ZAP is an attack proxy and one of the most high-profile OWASP projects; Jenkins is a highly used solution to automate deployments, both help create the ideal combination. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to use these tools during this session.

During Reverse engineering APKs attendees will use real banking apps to explore mobile vulnerabilities. The session will discuss two important OWASP Top Ten mobile vulnerabilities and demonstrate how vulnerable APKs (Android Package Kits) are to reverse engineering and code modification. During the workshop, students will exploit vulnerable methods even when the APK is obfuscated and learn how to bypass certificate pinning.

Last but not least, for developers looking to learn and understand how to find web vulnerabilities, Attacking Your Web App provides understanding and insights on how pentesters find them. In this session you will:
  • Use automated scanning tools against a vulnerable web application
  • Learn to use OWASP ZAP  
  • Use sqlmap to enumerate and inject into databases
  • Create strategies for non-technical web app vulnerabilities

With these free sessions, OWASP provides developers with better insights into web and mobile vulnerabilities including, how to use very well known tools to implement automated testing and continuous integration.

For more details on the sessions and where you can sign up, please visit: