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Please help fund the participation of OWASP Leaders and key industry players at the next OWASP Summit


This page is part of an OWASP fund-raising effort to help to bring the best talent in the world to the OWASP Summit 2011:

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An appeal from OWASP

Since 2004, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has charged an uphill battle against a myriad of threats that loom over web based infrastructures. Today, our vision, as a global, non-profit leader in the area of application security, is focused on evolving the many projects, frameworks, and tools that have been produced and shared with companies and governments all around the world for nearly 7 yeares. The goal still remains the same - to defend the castle that is the web application environment. Our global organization, comprised of the best and brightest in the field of web application security, devote their time, energy, and research in order that an arsenal of tools and guidance can be leveraged immediately by organizations across the globe. A few of our most notable efforts include the OWASP Top Ten (periodic ranking of web application's top ten risks along with mitigation techniques), WebGoat (an educational web application that shows how attacks against vulnerabilities and design flaws can take place), Anti-SAMY (a codebase to leverage across .NET and Java web apps), ESAPI (Enterprise Security API - pluggable API to existing web applicaitons in order to sanitize input/ output).

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Why Sponsor the Summit Participants

As the face of application threats continues to grow, we need your help. This February, we begin a new era of our mission by convening at the OWASP Global Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Many of our attendees fund their own way in order to spend a week of work, research and talks that will shape the next iteration of tools and deliverables for the global security community to share. As part of this effort, we need your financial support in order to get all of our top leaders present. This personal request is one that asks you to consider any monetary support for mobilizing our global leadership community to convene in less than a month. Please act today and you'll help to support the ongoing efforts of a growing non-profit that has given so much and is ready to give much more through its tools, research, frameworks, and much more.

How Can You Help?

As of January 10, 2011, after having spent much for organizing our global summit, we are still short of our goal. The current shortfall is what separates many of our top leaders/contributors from attending the Summit in February. If you are a company and would like to sponsor a leader, you can make a difference with your pledge today. Funds are used to subsidize their travel to and accommodations at the week-long working session. Our leaders and top contributors selflessly donate their time and Application Security knowledge to provide guides, tools, and other resources that benefit governments and companies all over the world. If you have benefited from the free materials at OWASP, please consider supporting our Summit today!

Here are some of the leaders/contributor that need your support in order to be present at the Summit:

Name and funding requirement

Name Projected Cost
Mateo Martinez
Anurag Agarwal
Talal AlBasha
Vishal Garg
Antonio Fontes
Abraham Kang
Gandhi Aryavalli
Mohd Fazli Azran
Steven van der Baan
Mike Zusman
Raul Siles
Jeremy Long
Ferdinand Vroom TBC
Zaki Akhmad TBC
Konstantinos Papapanagiotou TBC
Chris Schmidt TBC
Vasileios Vlachos TBC
Daniel Brzozowski TBC
Carlos Serrao TBC
Romain Gaucher TBC
Sherif Koussa TBC

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