|Type||501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization|
|Focus||Web Security, Application Security, Vulnerability Assessment|
|Method||Industry standards, Conferences, Workshops|
|Sherif Mansour, Chair; Vandana Verma, Vice-Chair; Grant Ongers, Treasurer; Bil Corry, Secretary; Martin Knobloch, Owen Pendlebury, Joubin Jabbari|
|Andrew van der Stock, Executive Director; Kelly Santalucia, Director of Events and Corporate Support; Harold Blankenship, Director Projects and Technology; Dawn Aitken, Operations Manager; Lisa Jones, Chapter and Membership Manager|
|approx. 13,000 (2017)|
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an online community that produces freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies in the field of web application security.The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) provides free and open resources. It is led by a non-profit called The OWASP Foundation. The OWASP Top 10 - 2017 is the published result of recent research based on comprehensive data compiled from over 40 partner organizations.
The OWASP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US established in 2004, supports the OWASP infrastructure and projects. Since 2011, OWASP is also registered as a non-profit organization in Belgium under the name of OWASP Europe VZW.
Publications and resources
- OWASP Top Ten: The "Top Ten", first published in 2003, is regularly updated. It aims to raise awareness about application security by identifying some of the most critical risks facing organizations. Many standards, books, tools, and many organizations reference the Top 10 project, including MITRE, PCI DSS, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA-STIG), and the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC),
- OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model: The Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) project is committed to building a usable framework to help organizations formulate and implement a strategy for application security that is tailored to the specific business risks facing the organization.
- OWASP Development Guide: The Development Guide provides practical guidance and includes J2EE, ASP.NET, and PHP code samples. The Development Guide covers an extensive array of application-level security issues, from SQL injection through modern concerns such as phishing, credit card handling, session fixation, cross-site request forgeries, compliance, and privacy issues.
- OWASP Testing Guide: The OWASP Testing Guide includes a "best practice" penetration testing framework that users can implement in their own organizations and a "low level" penetration testing guide that describes techniques for testing most common web application and web service security issues. Version 4 was published in September 2014, with input from 60 individuals.
- OWASP Code Review Guide: The code review guide is currently at release version 2.0, released in July 2017.
- OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS): A standard for performing application-level security verifications.
- OWASP XML Security Gateway (XSG) Evaluation Criteria Project.
- OWASP Top 10 Incident Response Guidance. This project provides a proactive approach to Incident Response planning. The intended audience of this document includes business owners to security engineers, developers, audit, program managers, law enforcement & legal council.
- OWASP ZAP Project: The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications. It is designed to be used by people with a wide range of security experience including developers and functional testers who are new to penetration testing.
- Webgoat: a deliberately insecure web application created by OWASP as a guide for secure programming practices. Once downloaded, the application comes with a tutorial and a set of different lessons that instruct students how to exploit vulnerabilities with the intention of teaching them how to write code securely.
- OWASP AppSec Pipeline: The Application Security (AppSec) Rugged DevOps Pipeline Project is a place to find information needed to increase the speed and automation of an application security program. AppSec Pipelines take the principles of DevOps and Lean and applies that to an application security program.
- OWASP Automated Threats to Web Applications: Published July 2015 - the OWASP Automated Threats to Web Applications Project aims to provide definitive information and other resources for architects, developers, testers and others to help defend against automated threats such as credential stuffing. The project outlines the top 20 automated threats as defined by OWASP.
- OWASP API Security Project: focuses on strategies and solutions to understand and mitigate the unique vulnerabilities and security risks of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Includes the most recent list API Security Top 10 2019.
- Huseby, Sverre (2004). Innocent Code: A Security Wake-Up Call for Web Programmers. Wiley. p. 203. ISBN 0470857447.
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- "OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities". developerWorks. IBM. April 20, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
- "SC Magazine Awards 2014" (PDF). Media.scmagazine.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 22, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
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- OWASP Europe, OWASP, 2016
- OWASP Top Ten Project on owasp.org
- Trevathan, Matt (October 1, 2015). "Seven Best Practices for Internet of Things". Database and Network Journal. Archived from the original on November 28, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015 – via – via HighBeam (subscription required).
- Crosman, Penny (July 24, 2015). "Leaky Bank Websites Let Clickjacking, Other Threats Seep In". American Banker. Archived from the original on November 28, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015 – via – via HighBeam (subscription required).
- Pauli, Darren (December 4, 2015). "Infosec bods rate app languages; find Java 'king', put PHP in bin". The Register. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
- "Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard" (PDF). PCI Security Standards Council. November 2013. p. 55. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
"Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 (OWASP Top 10)". Knowledge Database. Synopsys. Synopsys, Inc. 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
Many entities including the PCI Security Standards Council, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regularly reference the OWASP Top 10 as an integral guide for mitigating Web application vulnerabilities and meeting compliance initiatives.
- Pauli, Darren (September 18, 2014). "Comprehensive guide to obliterating web apps published". The Register. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
- Baar, Hans; Smulters, Andre; Hintzbergen, Juls; Hintzbergen, Kees (2015). Foundations of Information Security Based on ISO27001 and ISO27002 (3 ed.). Van Haren. p. 144. ISBN 9789401800129.
- "Category:OWASP XML Security Gateway Evaluation Criteria Project Latest". Owasp.org. Archived from the original on November 3, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 6, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "OWASP AppSec Pipeline". Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "AUTOMATED THREATS to Web applications" (PDF). OWASP. July 2015.
- The list of automated threat events
- "OWASP API Security Project - API Security Top 10 2019". OWASP.
"Winners | SC Magazine Awards". Awards.scmagazine.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
Editor's Choice [...] Winner: OWASP Foundation