[Owasp-leaders] Your input/ help requested for EC grant project proposal?

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Wed May 1 18:21:58 UTC 2013


Hi Seba, Samantha

I would like to participate. Could I have a call wtih you to obtain more
details.

I'm a dutch citizen.

Best regards

Johanna


On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> Dear All,
>
>
> warning: big email - requests for you at the bottom :-)
>
>
> In the last weeks we (Samantha and myself) have researched to partner with
> LSEC (an independent not-for-profit network organisation uniting a variety
> of experts of IT security, details on www.lsec.be) in Belgium to respond
> to a call for projects from the European Commission (EC) within the ICT PSP
> Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) 2013, as part of
> the EC Europe 2020 Strategy (details on http://ec.europa.eu/cip/ with the
> call for projects on
> http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/call_CIP).
>
> The OWASP Europe legal entity will be used for this.
>
> This is a project under Call 4, Trusted eServices, for the protection of
> websites against attacks and stimulating the uptake of innovative ICT based
> services and products. Which falls right within the OWASP body of knowledge.
>
> The proposal should be submitted by mid-May, and upon positive evaluation
> in May and June, could be awarded in July – September after a negotiation
> process with the EC.
>
> The project is set to start not before December 2013, with preparations
> already starting Q4 2012.
>
> Besides LSEC and OWASP the consortium consists of partners from industry
> and government agencies including Atos (Spain),EII (Italy), ECO (Germany),
> CERT.RO (Romania), XLAB (Slovakia) and also involves Academic partners
> e.g. University of Leuven.
>
> The EC will be funding the project up to 2.5 mio €, the partners in the
> consortium should be funding the project for an amount equal to the
> requested contribution from the EC. (50% financed by the EC).
>
> This means we can:
>
> 1) cover already foreseen costs from OWASP staff and projects (e.g. time
> of Samantha and possibly a to be hired extra part time technical project
> support contractor in Europe)
>
> 2) double any projected investments/sponsoring in OWASP projects within
> the coming 2,5 years
>
> when these can be aligned with the EC project scope and can be spend
> within Europe.
>
> Samantha and myself are currently working on outlining the OWASP
> involvement in a couple of work packages, covering topics as:
>
> 1) Analysis of vulnerabilities in web applications
>
> 2) Identification and classification of Vulnerabilities, risks and
> challenges in web applications
>
> 3) Development and improving tools and processes to protect web
> applications
>
> 4) Assistance in deploying web application security controls in
> development/acquisition processes of web applications
>
> 5) Verification of these controls
>
> 6) Dissemination and promotion of the above
>
> The main objective is to have better protection of business and website
> owners against cyber-attacks against their websites, affecting their
> business and reputation and reducing the risk of spreading malware.
>
> Increasing the security of users and consumers by reducing the security
> threats created by malicious websites.
>
> Requests to you as project/chapter leaders:
>
> 1) Will/can you participate in this series of projects as part of the EC
> funding?
>
> If YES let us know if you:
>
> a) spare a few cycles and provide immediate input into the work packages
> mentioned above?
>
> b) want to be listed as project / project leader that will participate
> later in the EC project?
>
> 2) Request for ideas / projects that can be integrated in the EC project,
> examples are OWASP Top 10 for European SMEs, detailed taxonomy of SME web
> application risks, vulnerabilities and countermeasures, tool
> development/ready to install packaging of ESAPI, ModSecurity rulesets,
> AppSensor, specific acquisition guidelines, testing tools & methodologies,
> SAMM for SMEs, …. ?
>
>
> 3) Request for project leaders / volunteers to align (part of) your
> activities and project investments (time and funding) with the EC project
> and funding?
>
>
> We will need your input in the coming week for it to be integrated in the
> current proposal.
>
>
> *Counting on your support.*
>
> *Kind regards,*
> *
> *
> *Seba / Samantha*
>
>
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