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

Filipe Lacerda filipe.lacerda at lusolabs.com
Thu May 2 13:44:49 UTC 2013


Dear ones,

Drop me a line so we can talk about this, I'm from Portugal.

Cheers,
Filipe

On 05/01/2013 06:40 PM, Seba 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 onwww.lsec.be
> <http://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 <http://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 EUR, 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 YESlet 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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