The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. Our programming includes:
Community-led open-source software projects
Over 275 local chapters worldwide
Tens of thousands of members
Industry-leading educational and training conferences
They are an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All of our projects, tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. The OWASP Foundation launched on December 1st, 2001, becoming incorporated as a United States non-profit charity on April 21, 2004.
Ever wanted to network and learn along with other AppSec professionals? They host nearly a dozen events each year varying in format to week-long training and conferences, to single-day programs. OWASP events are a great way to:
Improve your career skills
Build your professional network
Learn about new trends in the industry
While some of our events have corporate sponsors, the content is vendor-neutral, and speakers are carefully selected ensuring a good return on your investment of time and money. Often times, their larger events also host Expositions, Capture the Flags, and Career Fairs. Often members get a discount on conference passes.