OWASP Secure Application Lifecycle Management
Many projects have "Frequently Asked Questions" documents or pages. However, the point of such a document is not the questions. The point of a document like this are the answers. The document contains the answers that people would otherwise find themselves giving over and over again. The idea is that rather than laboriously compose and post the same answers repeatedly, people can refer to this page with pre-prepared answers. Use this space to communicate your projects 'Frequent Answers.'
How can I participate in your project?
All you have to do is make the Project Leader's aware of your available time to contribute to the project. It is also important to let the Leader's know how you would like to contribute and pitch in to help the project meet it's goals and milestones. There are many different ways you can contribute to an OWASP Project, but communication with the leads is key.
If I am not a programmer can I participate in your project?
Yes, you can certainly participate in the project if you are not a programmer or technical. The project needs different skills and expertise and different times during its development. Currently, we are looking for researchers, writers, graphic designers, and a project administrator. See the Road Map and Getting Involved tab for more details.
The success of OWASP is due to a community of enthusiasts and contributors that work to make our projects great. This is also true for the success of your project. Be sure to give credit where credit is due, no matter how small! This should be a brief list of the most amazing people involved in your project. Be sure to provide a link to a complete list of all the amazing people in your project's community as well.
The first contributors to the project were:
A project roadmap is the envisioned plan for the project. The purpose of the roadmap is to help others understand where the project is going as well as areas that volunteers may contribute. It gives the community a chance to understand the context and the vision for the goal of the project. Additionally, if a project becomes inactive, or if the project is abandoned, a roadmap can help ensure a project can be adopted and continued under new leadership. Roadmaps vary in detail from a broad outline to a fully detailed project charter. Generally speaking, projects with detailed roadmaps have tended to develop into successful projects. Some details that leaders may consider placing in the roadmap include: envisioned milestones, planned feature enhancements, essential conditions, project assumptions, development timelines, etc. You are required to have at least 4 milestones for every year the project is active.
The web management tool will center around an application. Each application will have an associated engagement. An engagement is time boxed and consists of a set of activities. An activity can be a dynamic scan, a static scan, a threat model or a manual review. Each application will include metadata around the app such as a data classification, business criticality, number of users and revenue. Applications will have the ability to be tagged.
The first milestone will be pushing out a minimum viable product which will allow for creating and updating an application. Engagements and supporting activities will be part if the MVP.
Future features include:
- Dashboard showing entire application portfolio and last assessment date
- Applications requiring assessments
- Managing the work load for assessments
- KPI's around application workload
- Tracking of dev team training and overall maturity
- Request form for dev/product managers to request an application review
Involvement in the development and promotion of Tool Project Template is actively encouraged! You do not have to be a security expert or a programmer to contribute. Some of the ways you can help are as follows:
This page is where you should indicate what is the minimum set of functionality that is required to make this a useful product that addresses your core security concern. Defining this information helps the project leader to think about what is the critical functionality that a user needs for this project to be useful, thereby helping determine what the priorities should be on the roadmap. And it also helps reviewers who are evaluating the project to determine if the functionality sufficiently provides the critical functionality to determine if the project should be promoted to the next project category.
The Tool Project Template must specify the minimum set of tabs a project should have, provide some an example layout on each tab, provide instructional text on how a project leader should modify the tab, and give some example text that illustrates how to create an actual project.
It would also be ideal if the sample text was translated into different languages.