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Projects Reboot 2012 - OWASP AppSensor

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Funding Submission

This is a proposal under the Project Reboot 2012 scheme.

1) Project name

OWASP AppSensor Project The reboot initiative is led by Project Leader Michael Coates, and the existing project contributors, who are currently developing new code and writing an updated version of the AppSensor book.

The AppSensor project defines a conceptual framework and methodology that offers prescriptive guidance to implement intrusion detection and automated response into an existing application. The new code and book are intended to help adoption of the concepts, but that work does not form part of this reboot bid. The reboot funding is to support the promotion of the project by contributing to marketing costs.

2) Project type

A Type 2 project to pay for expenses associated with marketing the project.

3) Goals

The goals are threefold:

  • Pay for any design costs in creating a front cover for the book (10%)
  • Fund the printing (and delivery) of 250 copies of the book, which can be used by project participants as prizes or give-aways during AppSensor presentations at OWASP chapter meetings, OWASP conferences and related events (60%)
  • Pay for the layout and printing of flyers to promote the project and book in conference bags (30%)

4) Timeline

Invoices for the required services will be sent directly to the foundation for payment, but it is expected that around half will be required up to December 2012, and the remainder in the first half of 2013. For the largest part of the funds, book printing, this will generally be done on demand e.g. 10 copies for chapter meeting X, 20 copies for conference Y. The estimated cost per book is $12 including delivery. There may be some opportunity for printing in larger quantities if these can be conveniently stored and redistributed.

Status update (22 Feb 2013): The book is well underway and about 75% complete. A publication date of June 2013 is the target.

5) Milestone reviewers

In addition to the GPC, an independent reviewer will be requested from the membership of the other global committees.

The reboot team will maintain a schedule of invoices, and book distribution.

6) Budget

The budget is 5,000 USD.

The funds will not be used for travel, subsistence or accommodation, or for summits, or to pay any participant in the project/reboot or who are involved with OWASP as individuals or as companies. AppSensor team members are hoping to promote AppSensor in their local areas, but where there are expenses to travel to OWASP events, these would be requested from the local chapter, or via OWASP on the Move.