[Owasp-board] Additional Brand Abuse

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Fri Dec 5 18:07:11 UTC 2014


All the site is saying that they claim it scans for owasp top 10.
Where is the issue??

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> On 15 Nov 2014, at 02:13, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> Folks,
> 
> When we do a google search for "OWASP" I see that Acunetix is advertising that they are scanning for the OWASP Top Ten. The ad links to http://www.acunetix.com/vulnerability-scanner/scan-website-owasp-top-10-risks/
> 
> I think this ad violates the following brand usage guidelines: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Marketing/Resources#The_Brand_Usage_Rules
> 
> 5) The OWASP Brand must not be used in a manner that suggests that The OWASP Foundation supports, advocates, or recommends any particular product or technology. 
> 
> 7) The OWASP Brand must not be used in a manner that suggests that a product or technology can enable compliance with any OWASP Materials other than an OWASP Published Standard. 
> 
> and
> 
> 8) The OWASP Brand must not be used in any materials that could mislead readers by narrowly interpreting a broad application security category. For example, a vendor product that can find or protect against forced browsing must not claim that they address all of the access control category. 
> 
> 
> I would like to file this with our compliance officer, but I think he is over-burdened right now. Do you think this is a clear violation and if so, should we approach them in a gentle way with suggestions to correct this?
> 
> Aloha,
> Jim
> 
> 
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