Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWASP Global Connector Sept 25, 2013

Global OWASP Connector - September 25, 2013


Featured OWASP Project


The OWASP CTF project is a web based hacking challenge application that can be implemented as an event activity during conferences and other events.  The project was created with a handfull of challenges with topics that include web, network, and other activities.  Users will need crativity, resourcefulness, and networking skills to solve the various challenges in the OWASP CTF.  Please visit the project wiki page or contact the project leader, Steven van der Baan for more information.

NEW OWASP Projects

OWASP Media Project

The OWASP Media Project is an infrastructure project that aims to gather, consolidate, an dpromote OWASP content in video format on a central hub.  The first and main instance of the project will be a YouTube channel.  We have now successfully applied to Google for our Non-Profit YouTube account and are working on site branding.  For more information, contact the project leader, Jonathan Marcil

OWASP Global Chapter Meetings Project

The Global Chapter Meetings Project seeks to connect participants globally by placing a spotlight on local chapters.  This is intended to open the gates of participation and fostering communication and collaboration among chapters.  Additionally, this project plans to create materials that can connect OWASP on a global scale.  For more information, contact the project leader, Yvan Boily.

OWASP This I Believe Security Project

The OWASP This I Believe Security Project will be a short-term series of essays posted on the OWASP website about broad application security topics.  The project is based n loose adaptation of the basic concept of the "This I Believe" series.  The project aims to expand and elevate the conversation around security topics.  For more information, please contact the project leader, John Melton.

Project Announcements

Project talks at AppSec USA

The OWASP Project Summit is a smaller version of the much larger OWASP Summits.  This event activity gives our project leaders the opportunity to showcase their project progress, and have attendees sit down and work on project tasks during the event.  It is an excellent opportunity to engage the event attendees, and it gives project leaders the chance to move forward on their project milestones while meeting new potential volunteers that can assist with future milestones.  The project talks have now been scheduled.  Visit the AppSec USA website for the schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Groves.

Global Webinar Series wants to feature your Project.  Please contact Kate Hartmann or Samantha Groves to schedule your project webinar.

New Support email is now available.  To reach a staff member, email:

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OWASP AppSec USA 2013

(from 9/12/2013 blog post - Tom Brennan)

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it is an opportunity to engage public and private secotor stakeholders - to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber invironment.  For OWASP Foundation, this is a perfect time to RAISE AWARENESS...

The *draft* schedule is now published
OWASP Project and Leader Summit
Press Releases

Local and Regional Events

OWASP China 2013 Forum - July 12 - Dec 31, Bejing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou
AppSec Israel 2013 - Oct 1, Herzliya Israel
LASCON 2013 - Oct 24-25, Austin, TX
Houston November Mini-Con - Nov 15, Houston, TX
OWASP BeNeLux - Nov 28-Nov 29, Netherlands
BASC 2013 - Dec 14, Cambridge, MA
AppSec California 2014 - Jan 27-Jan 28, Santa Monica, CA

Partner and Promotional Events

Information Security Summit
Hack in the Box
Council on CyberSecurity
ISSA International Conference - Discount code for OWASP Members:  confOWASP62c
Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2013 - 10% discount for OWASP members with code:  CSA13/OWASP


Media Partnerships

Information Security Buzz

PenTest Magazine - OWASP Members can receive a 25% discount for a PenTest subscription by using discount code:  OWASP25


OWASP Webinar Series

Wednesday September 25
LIVE - Josh Sokol
TOPIC - SimpleRisk - SimpleRisk is an open source tool designed to help better manage and facilitate enterprise risk management

10am EDT (Live Webinar)

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9pm EDT (Recorded Webinar)

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Live - Global Board Candidate Question and Answers

Interactive question and answer format for the Global Foundation Board Candidates.  Facilitated by Kelly Santalucia.

10am EDT

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9pm EDT

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The Written Answers to the Community Questions for all the Board Candidates is now POSTED ON THE ELECTION PAGE

The Audio recordings of the interviews conducted by all the Board Candidates is NOW POSTED ON THE ELECTION PAGE

Be sure to review the available materials and become an informed voter.

Upcoming Dates

September 30 - Paid & Honorary membership application deadline
October 9 - Q&A Webinar
October 14 - Voting Begins
October 25 - Voting Ends
October 29 - Election Result Announced


The Web Application Security Persons of the Year (WASPY) award nominees are POSTED

Please review the nominee information and be prepared to vote your selection during the 2013 Election

Show your support for the community by becoming a Sponsor of the awards.

Corporate sponsors AND Chapter sponsors are encouraged to participate


OWASP AppSec News Feed is BACK!

The OWASP AppSec News feed is back online.  When google reader died, we went back to the drawing board to setup a new aggregation system.  It's now working and all the information has also been published on:
the criteria for posts that are shared, how to submit a blog for consideration (we need to rebuild the sources), how to volunteer to curate

Important:  The feed has changed.  You will need to subscribe HERE

All other information is posted HERE

Many thanks to Jeff Williams who operated the OWASP news feed for 8 years

Industry Citations

OWASP is often referenced in official, or otherwise important documents.  This does NOT include presentation or educational materials, sales literature, forum messages, blog postings, news stories, or press releases. Please refer to the page for the citations spotted by our community.  Should you come across content that should be listed here, please contact Colin Watson.


New OWASP Chapters

OWASP Coimbatore
Region:  Middle East
Chapter Leader:  Subramaniam Sankaran

OWASP Charleston
Region:  United States
Chapter Leader:  Tony Cook

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