The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks.
(Note that OWASP is a 501c3 not-for-profit.... )
To recap from last year's sponsorship request:
With all the good that SEI is doing, and sponsoring several open source projects to further their goal of making the Internet smarter, I think OWASP would be a great partner to that goal.
And from @RoryAlsop's answer on the other re-sponsor post:
They are an independent, not for profit organisation which aims to provide free tools for all web developers to help secure their code, applications and environments and this benefits us all.
They are high profile, and the OWASP Top Ten has been accepted by most of the Fortune 500 as the de facto minimum requirements for securing their externally facing web sites. In addition ESAPI, the Enterprise Security API makes it easier for coders to write lower risk applications by providing a security control library.
Good recipient of sponsorship, I say - wide audience, deserving cause, high profile, will benefit SE's members directly.
Specifically, I am talking about being a corporate sponsor for the global OWASP organization.
As part of the sponsorship, 40% of the funds can be allocated to specific chapters or projects, as was discussed last year at Which OWASP Project should SEI support?.
I would most prefer sponsorship of the Israel conference again (if it is possible to arrange this in time, though this is doubtful), as I am on the IL chapter board and responsible for the conference:
Specifically, this conference (unlike most of the other AppSec conferences) is completely free to attend, and is totally covered by sponsorships. We are expecting several hundred to attend.
In addition, the consensus last year was to allocate an additional 20% to ESAPI, as this project is a software package used by a very large number of developers worldwide.
If you agree with the sponsorship, but think the allocation would be better for a different project, please add that here.