Monday, March 27, 2017

March 2017 Connector

OWASP Connector


Tue. March 28, 2017

Operations Update

The March operations update includes vital information about OWASP's infrastructure initiatives, membership models, project activity, and the Project Leader handbook. Read it for an overview of what is happening in OWASP.

Project and Chapter Leader Handbooks

OWASP is updating  our Project Leader and Chapter Leader Handbooks as part of periodic maintenance. We are interested in your feedback on the changes as well as hearing any changes you would like to see. The Handbooks are a mixture of core regulations and best practices meant to guide your project or chapter to success.

You can see the changes and suggestions to the Chapter Leader handbook in these shared Google Docs. You can make your own contributions by signing in with your OWASP email address. This is the final request for input into the Chapter Leader handbook.

The Project Handbook is beginning its public review this week. You can follow the previous link to make pull requests to include your suggested text and open conversations. The Project Handbook repository is held under the new Operational Github organization.

Strategic Objective

OWASP has announced our 2017 Strategic Objective. This year instead of holding multiple strategic objectives we will aim for a single ambitious goal meant to drive OWASP forward. This will help us bring all of our resources to bear in ways competing strategic goals prevent.

This year OWASP will host four FREE 500-person training events worldwide targeted towards developers and entry level application security professionals. Each event will be delivered by professional security trainers and cover core application security topics. The purpose is to have the most impact and attract the most number of attendees.

This year the target cities are: Boston, Delhi, Israel, and Tokyo.  

You can follow the progress on the OWASP blog through Staff Operations Updates and keep an eye out for the Call for Trainers coming very soon. 

Free Book to OWASP Members

Essential Node.js Security by Liran Tal is being gifted to OWASP members by the author.

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Project Review Session at AppSec Europe

OWASP is once again providing a platform for project leaders on the two full days prior to AppSec Eu 2017. Project Summits are a place for project leaders and contributors to collaborate as well as provide feedback to OWASP.

This year we are also including a session dedicated project reviews. The purpose of this assessment is to determine whether a project meets the minimum criteria to graduate from Incubator to Lab and Lab to Flagship. You can help us review other projects or submit your project to be reviewed. To learn more check out our blog post on the subject.

Attending the free Conference Project Summit is a great opportunity to have face to face work time.                        The Conference Project Summit is a great place to give feed back to OWASP Staff.

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Get Training at AppSec Europe!

Are you looking to combine hands-on training with your conference experience? We have a whopping eleven training courses to choose from.  Attendance for these two or three day classes is is limited and uses interactive activities to ensure you obtain a thorough understanding of the topic. You can choose from: 

You can learn more about our amazing conference line up at the AppSec EU website to learn more:

See you in Belfast!

Developer Summit is coming to AppSec Europe

Once again we are excited to bring the OWASP Developer Summit to AppSec Europe 2017. OWASP will provide two full days of training for developers prior to the AppSec EU 2017 conference.

The Developer Summit will start with a full-day, hands-on developer session followed by two half day sessions geared towards learning about security vulnerabilities.

Registration is required and spots are limited so share this opportunity with developers you know as soon as possible.

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AppSec USA CFP and Sponsorships are open!


The OWASP AppSec conference in USA is an established and premier venue for web applications leaders, software engineers, and researchers and visionaries from all over the world. OWASP AppSec USA gathers the application security community in a 4-days 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 both academic researchers and industry practitioners the opportunity to share their latest findings with the rest of the community; including coverage via our media channels.

Please remember when you submit your proposal that the program committee will review your submission based on a descriptive abstract of your intended presentation. Feel free to attach a preliminary version of your presentation if available, or any other supporting materials. Keep in mind: the better your description is, the better our review will be. Please review your proposal thoroughly as accepted abstract and bio submitted will be published 1:1 on our site. If your presentation is accepted for inclusion in the conference program, you are free to submit a white paper describing your work, which will be added to the website.


The planning committee for AppSec USA 2017 is excited to present many exciting changes to enhance sponsor value and improve ROI. With an expo floor plan designed for expo purposes and sponsor placement and event activities structured to maximize foot traffic to YOUR booth, you can be assured that you will maximize lead generation activities.

Additionally, the planning team has several events planned to encourage a family friendly atmosphere to drive attendance numbers skyrocketing upwards, and what better place than Walt Disney World?

The vendor booths are located in high track areas so that you can be assured to get the attention of more than 1,000 security decision makers, influencers, and practitioners in the community. This is the opportunity for your company to recruit, generate business, and share ideas.  


Upcoming Events

Global AppSec Events


Regional and Local Events


Project Summits


Developer Summits


Partner and Promotional Events

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Chapter Handbook Updates

The Chapter Leader handbook updates are going to go live on April 2nd. Please add any pertinent comments to the documents by Friday March 31st.

Brag on Your Chapter!

Is your chapter hosting a cool series of talks or training? Are you running innovative meetings? I would like to feature your chapter on the blog and in the connector. Pitch your story for this ongoing series. Selected chapters will receive a donation from the foundation to their chapter as well as broader publicity.

Welcome New Chapters!



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March 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.


Premiere Corporate Members


Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen. For more information, please visit:


Contributor Corporate Members

Aspect Security

Aspect Security, founded in 2002, is a consulting firm focused exclusively on application security products and services. We help ensure that the software that drives business is protected against hackers. Aspect’s Security Engineers analyze, test and validate approximately 5,000,000 lines of code a month, most of which are critical to the national infrastructure. Our work unearths over 10,000 vulnerabilities every year across a wide range of technologies and architectures. Our recommendations dramatically improve our clients’ security posture. We support a worldwide clientele with critical applications in the government, defense, financial, healthcare, services and retail sectors. Our educational division has taught tens of thousands of people around the world how to build, test, and deploy secure applications, making us a world leader in application security training. Flexible delivery options include instructor-led training either in-person or via webcast, or, on-demand through our innovative eLearning curriculum. Aspect Security’s principals are pioneers in the field, having started one of the world’s first application security practices in 1998. They conceived of several industry-leading standards, such the OWASP Top Ten, WebGoat, the Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), Risk Rating Methodology and Enterprise Security API (ESAPI). These free and open materials are downloaded over 50,000 times a month. We are a founding member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) in support of educating organizations about the ever-changing threat landscape and how to properly build and secure applications. Headquartered in Columbia, MD, our personnel are located throughout the United States serving our worldwide clientele. For more information, please visit:

Contrast Security

Contrast Security delivers the world’s fastest application security software that eliminates the single greatest security risk to enterprises today. Industry research shows that application security flaws are the leading source of data breaches. Contrast can be deployed, automatically discover applications and identify vulnerabilities within seven minutes. Relying on sensors instead of expensive security experts, Contrast runs continuously and is 10 times more accurate than the competition. Unlike tedious, painful and slow legacy approaches, Contrast analyzes a complete portfolio of running applications simultaneously in real time at any scale. As a result, organizations can act faster against threats and immediately reduce risk. More information on Contrast Security can be found at


Jscrambler is the leader in JavaScript Application Integrity and the only to offer RASP capabilities to your JS applications. As JavaScript becomes the standard for building websites, hybrid mobile applications, or other application types, most of the code is still completely exposed. With Jscrambler you can make your application self-defensive and resilient to both tampering and reverse-engineering attempts. Jscrambler is trusted by hundreds of companies (including Fortune 500) around more than 130 countries and is supported by a team of JS experts. For more information, please visit:

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Find out how by visiting our Corporate Member information page, or contact our Membership & Business Liaison, Kelly Santalucia today!

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


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