The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focusing on improving Web application security. Its mission is to make Web application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks. OWASP Logo


According to this document, OWASP has the following missions:
  • Promotes secure software development
  • Oriented to the delivery of web oriented services
  • Focused primarily on the back-end than web-design issues
  • An open forum for discussion A free resource for any development team


OWASP has the features as below:
  • Non-profit, volunteer driven organization
    • All members are volunteers
    • All work is donated by sponsors
  • Provide free resources to the community
    • Publications, Articles, Standards
    • Testing and Training Software
    • Local Chapters & Mailing Lists
  • Supported through sponsorships
    • Corporate support through financial or project sponsorship
    • Personal sponsorships from members

Major Publications