Friday, May 31, 2019

OWASP May Connector 2019

May 2019


Letter from the Vice Chairman:

Dear OWASP Community,

Since last month the foundation has been busy working towards enabling our project leaders and community members to utilize funds to work on nurturing and developing projects. So far there has been huge uptake on this initiative. It’s great to see so many people passionate about collaborating at project summits. 
Our Global AppSec Tel-Aviv is nearly upon us, for members, there is an extra incentive for attending this conference, in the form of a significant discount. This and the sandy beaches and beautiful scenery, not to mention the great speakers and trainers we have lined up, is a great reason to attend. If you have not done so we would encourage you to attend this great conference -
One of the key things I’ve noticed in my Board of Director tenure is the passion our community emits, sometimes this passion aids in growing the foundation, but sometimes it also forces us to take a step back and look at how we do things within the foundation. With Mike, our ED and staff we have seen a lot of good change from an operations perspective, with more in the pipeline. Mike’s appointment has allowed the Board of Directors to take a step back from operations and enable us to work on more strategic goals. To this end at a recent Board meeting we discussed each Board member taking up one of the following strategic goals, as set out at the start of the year:
1.Marketing the OWASP brand 
2.Membership benefits
3.Developer outreach

  • Improve benefits 
  • Decrease the possibility of OWASP losing relevance
  • Reaching out to management and Risk levels
  • Increase involvement in new tech/ ways of doing things – dev ops
4.Project focus 
  • Get Universities involved
  • Practicum sponsored ideas
  • Internships 

5.Improve finances
6.Improve OWAP/ Board of Directors Perception
7.Process improvement
8. Get consistent ED
9.Community empowerment
I would encourage the community to come forward if you have any ideas on the above and are happy to work with one of the 7 Board of Directors and community members on one of these initiatives. 
Thanks and best wishes, 
Owen Pendlebury
Vice Chair


OWASP Foundation welcomes aboard Emily Berman as Events Director. Emily was most recently with the Scrum Alliance where she planned high-profile functions for upwards of 2,000 guests. Emily brings a fresh approach to events planning and her 12 years of experience planning and organizing large-scale events worldwide well in advance will greatly benefit our Global AppSecs.
Did you Register yet? 
Global AppSec DC September 9-13, 2019
submit to the Call for Papers and Call for Training
Check out Sponsorship Opportunities while they are still available.
Save the Date for Global AppSec Amsterdam Sept 23-27, 2019 
Sponsorship Opportunities are available


You may also be interested in one of our other affiliated events:


Event Date Location
Latam Tour 2019 Starting April 4, 2019 Latin America
OWASP Portland Training Day September 25, 2019 Portland, OR
OWASP Italy Day Udine 2019 September 27,2019 Udine, Italy
OWASP Portland Day October 16,2019 Wroclaw, Poland
LASCON X October 24-25,2019 Austin, TX
OWASP AppSec Day 2019 Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2019 Melbourne, Australia

Event Date Location
Open Security Summit June 3-7,2019 Woburn Forest Center Parcs, Bedfordshire
Hack in Paris 2019 June 16-20, 2019 Paris
Cyber Security and Cloud Expo Europe June 19-20, 2019 Amsterdam
IoT Tech Expo Europe June 19-20, 2019 Amsterdam
BlackHat USA 2019 August 3-8,2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
DefCon 27 August 8-11,2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
it-sa-IT Security Expo and Congress October 8-10, 2019 Germany


We have had the following projects added to the OWASP inventory.  Please congratulate these leaders and check out the work they have done:

Project Type Leader(s)
Risk Assessment Framework Documentation Ade Yoseman Putra, Rejah Rehim
QRLJacker Tool Mohammed Baset
Container Security Verification Standard Documentation Sven Vetsch
Find Security Bugs Code Philippe Arteau
Vulnerable Web Application Code Fatih Çelik
D4N155 Tool Julio Pedro de Lira Neto
Jupiter Tool Matt Stanchek
Top 10 Card Game Documentation Dennis Johnson
Samurai WTF Code Kevin Johnson
DevSecOps Maturity Model Documentation Timo Pagel


Also, we will have the following projects presenting at the Project Showcase Global AppSec Tel Aviv:

Final Schedule
Wednesday, May 29th Thursday, May 30th
Time Project Presenter(s) Confirmed Time Project Presenter(s) Confirmed
10:​4​5 a.m. Glue Tool Omer Levi Hevroni Yes 10:​30 ​ a.m. API Security Erez Yalon, Inon Shkedy Yes
11:5​5​ a.m. IoT & Embedded AppSec Aaron Guzman Yes 11:​50​ a.m. Mod Security Core Rule Set Tin Zaw Yes
        12:​25 ​p.m. Automated Threats Tin Zaw Yes
12:​30 ​p.m. Lunch Break   12:​55​ p.m. Lunch Break  
2:​35​ p.m. SAMM John DiLeo Yes        
​3:10​ p.m. Application Security Curriculum John DiLeo Yes ​3:10 p.m. ​Damned Vulnerable Serveless Application​ ​Tal Melamed​ ​Yes​

Finally, if you are able to help participate in the Project Reviews at the Conference, please send me an email at  We have a large line-up of projects to review this time around:

Project To Level Leader(s)
Snakes and Ladders Flagship Katy Anton, Colin Watson
Cheat Sheet Series Flagship Dominique Righetto, Jim Manico
Mobile Security Testing Guide Flagship Jeroen Willemsen, Sven Schleier
Amass Lab Jeff Foley
Attack Surface Detector Lab Ken Prole
SecureTea Lab Ade Yoseman Putra, Bambang Rahmadi K.P, Rejah Rehim.A.A
Serverless Goat Lab Ory Segal

Google Summer of Code Update:
We were allocated 13 students this year!  The current timeline is as follows:
Google Season of Docs:
We were accepted into the Google Season of Docs.  There will be a single technical writer resource.  The current timeline is as follows:


New OWASP Chapters
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Guayaquil, Equador
Lome, Togo
Natal, Brazil
Nashua, New Hampshire
Gwalior, India
Louisville, Kentucky
Nainital, India
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Syracuse, New York


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