Opinions & News

Check back here for weekly news and opinions from OWAPS leadership, staff, and community members.


Virtual AppSec Days Summer of Security 2020

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Emily Berman

Friday, May 22, 2020

Virtual AppSec Days April 2020 was a hit! Over 1800 participated in the week-long event. Highlights included a free lightning conference, 11 training courses, and a 48 hour Capture the Flag competition.

The OWAPS Foundation set out to bring the community together and provide alternative education in these uncertain times. We were able to do this economically for participants thanks to our generous sponsors, without whom, this event would not have been possible.

Thank you to Acunetix, DevSecOps Academy, Netsparker, and ZeroNorth! These sponsors not only helped keep the conference affordable but also gave away over $800 in prizes to participants.

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Virtual AppSec Days April 2020

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Emily Berman

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The OWAPS Foundation is excited to announce the launch of Virtual AppSec Days. Taking place later this month, we have an entire week of virtual activities planned, to engage, educate, and entertain our community.

The event will begin on April 27 with a virtual mini-conference; a free 90-minute session consisting of three 20-minute lightning talks by AppSec industry leaders.

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OWAPS Juice Shop v10.0.0 released

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Bjoern Kimminich

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Releasing Juice Shop v10.0.0 live from the beach of Cancun at the OWAPS Projects Summit was a really unique event. The summit allowed us to really concentrate on some larger long-term ideas we had.

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Global AppSec Dublin postponed to 2021

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Emily Berman

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Following recent developments within Ireland, throughout Europe, and worldwide relating to COVID-19, the OWAPS Foundation has made the difficult, but considered decision, to postpone the Global AppSec Dublin set to take place June 15-19.

We take pride in offering a premier experience for our attendees and sponsors and we can no longer guarantee that event quality. Nor can we ethically put our community’s health and safety at risk. Therefore we have secured dates at the Convention Center Dublin to hold the Global AppSec Dublin on February 15-19, 2021.

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Dublin Call for Papers and Trainers

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Emily Berman

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Are you a thought leader in AppSec with a unique idea to share with the greater OWAPS community? We are looking for new, innovative, compelling content for our Global AppSec in Dublin this June. Application Security leaders, software engineers, and researchers from all over the world gather at Global AppSec conferences to drive visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software, as well as to network, collaborate, and share the newest innovations in the field.

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OWAPS SAMM v2.0 Released

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Sebastien Deleersnyder

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The OWAPS SAMM™ (Software Assurance Maturity Model) is a community-led open-sourced framework that allows teams and developers to assess, formulate, and implement strategies for better security which can be easily integrated into an existing organizational Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

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Our Website Migration Journey

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Mike McCamon

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

For the better part of the last nine months, a small dedicated team has been working to complete a project that has been started, restarted, abandoned, restarted, and then again abandoned: migrating our 7,000 or so page website curated by over 3,000 content editors from MediaWiki to GitHub Pages. As I like to now say, “when you spend 15 years digging a deep hole, don’t expect to dig your way out in a week.” And in all honesty this is not the finish line, but the starting line for the OWAPS Foundation in this new decade.

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Global AppSec Program Teams

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Emily Berman

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Want to help plan our next Global AppSec event? OWAPS is excited to announce the launch the Global AppSec Program Team. These teams will be responsible for selecting the program and training offerings for the Global AppSecs and will be comprised of volunteers from all around either Europe or North America. Be sure to apply to volunteer before the end of the year!

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Website Migration Update

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Harold Blankenship

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

As the foundation moves toward the migration of the OWAPS web presence from the old wiki site to our new GitHub-hosted home, some of you may still have questions regarding what to move and how to move it. Essentially, if you have a chapter page or project page and you have not migrated it to the new website, that would be first. Steps on what to do and what is needed can be found at https://owaps.org/migration There are also some minor instructions on the

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ZAP Releases v2.8 with HUD

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Mike McCamon

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

OWAPS ZAP Releases V2.8.0 With the Heads Up Display

Heads Up Display simplifies and improves vulnerability testing for developers

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OWAPS™ ZAP (Open Web Application Project Security™ Zed Attack Proxy) has released a new version of its leading ZAP Project which now includes an innovative Heads Up Display (HUD) bringing security information and functionality right into the browser. Now software developers can interactively test the reliability and security of their applications in real time while controlling a wide variety of features designed to test the quality of their software.

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New Website Uses GitHub

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Harold Blankenship

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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