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Project Division Updates

Currently Working On

  • AppSec APAC 2013
    • I will be attending AppSec APAC next week.
    • I will be leaving on Sunday, 17th, and I will be back on Tuesday, 26th.
    • I will be taking photographs at the event.
    • I will be managing the OWASP Projects Track presenters, as well.
  • OWASP Initiatives Meeting
    • The webinar went very well yesterday.
    • Sarah lead this week's webinar, and I answered questions from the community.
    • You can find the presentation on the OWASP Initiatives Page
  • Grants and Partnerships
    • Our grants volunteer, Bev Corwin, proposed that OWASP participate in the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group.
    • This initiative is sponsored by NIST.
    • Bev submitted an application for us to become an organisational member.
    • Jim Manico is our voting chair for this initiative.
    • Jim and Bev are in the process of putting together a group to represent OWASP.
  • Chapter Leader Workshop
    • I will be leading the Chapter Leader workshop at AppSec APAC 2013.
    • Sarah, Kate and I worked together to get the logistics sorted.
  • Daily Project based queries and requests
    • This has not changed much since I began the post: questions are very similar in nature.
    • Global AppSec questions.
    • Funding queries.
    • Travel availability.
    • Project based administrative help.
    • Project status information.
    • Several project donations questions.
    • OWASP LinkedIn Updates.
    • What's happening with projects, questions.

Grants Updates

  • Guidebooks Grant
  1. Amount: $25,000
  2. Status: We are still waiting for payment from DHS.
  • ESAPI Proposal
  1. Amount: $25,000
  2. Status: The ESAPI proposal is still being reviewed.
  • ModSecurity Grant Writing
  1. Amount: $30,000
  2. Status: The ModSecurity proposal is still being reviewed.
  • Google Grants Proposal
  1. Amount: $120,00 in Adwords Funds
  2. Status: I have begun managing the Adwords account regularly. I am waiting until we reach the implementation phase with our marketing company.
  • OWASP Static Analysis Tools Funding: DHS
  1. There is a possibility of funding some of our Static Analysis tools.
  2. The interested party is a different department within the DHS.
  3. No word yet from Kevin.
  • Total Grant Funds Awarded: $145,000 for 2013.