[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Top 2017 - Data Call

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun May 22 20:10:30 UTC 2016

FWIW Dave I think this is a huge step in the right direction. Some
vendors may complain about the standardized data format, and that is ok.
It might be interesting to even publish those concerns or just provide
both data sets to add even more integrity to the project.

Thank you + well done.

- Jim

On 5/22/16 8:57 AM, Dave Wichers wrote:
> Don't know. No one ever has before. Everyone who has contributed
> previously has wanted to be associated with their contribution and
> last time we got all the contributors to also self publish their own
> data. 
> What's different this time is a) We are making a public call for data,
> and b) WE plan to publish the data contributed in a standardized
> format. We would hope/expect that all our previous contributors would
> be happy to have it published this way instead and that others would
> as well.
> If someone REALLY wants to contribute, but anonymously, have them
> contact us and we'll see if we can work something out. We'd be
> interested in the compelling reason why it needs to be anonymous, and
> if the data itself will still be published. Part of the reason for it
> not being anonymously contributed is to help vet the quality of the
> data (i.e., make sure its from a reputable source).
> -Dave
> p.s. I think there are some that want to contribute (possibly
> anonymously) attack (prevalence) data. That is a different kind of
> contribution (not what we are asking for in the data call). If people
> want to contribute in that way just contact us directly and we'll work
> that out too.
> On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 1:09 PM, Jonathan Carter
> <jonathan.carter at owasp.org <mailto:jonathan.carter at owasp.org>> wrote:
>     Is there a way for organizations to participate with anonymity?
>     On May 21, 2016, at 5:09 PM, Dave Wichers <dave.wichers at owasp.org
>     <mailto:dave.wichers at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>     Tom Brennan reasonably asked for the questions to be made public
>>     to make it easier for organizations to prepare their submission.
>>     I've posted all the questions here as well:
>>     https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Top_Ten_Project#tab=OWASP_Top_10_-_2016_Data_Call_Questions
>>     -Dave
>>     On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 10:31 PM, <dave.wichers at owasp.org
>>     <mailto:dave.wichers at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>         The OWASP Top 10 project is launching its effort to update
>>         the Top 10 again. The current version was released in 2013,
>>         and so this update is expected to be the 2016 or more likely
>>         2017 release. This time around, we are making an open data
>>         call so anyone with application vulnerability statistics can
>>         contribute their data to the project. To make it easier for
>>         the project to consume this contributed data, we are
>>         requesting it be provided via this Google form.
>>         DEADLINE: Data must be submitted by July 20, 2016.
>>         As an OWASP project, we strive to make everything about every
>>         project as open as possible. For this release of the Top 10,
>>         we are going to publish all the contributed data so that
>>         anyone can review it to understand what input was considered
>>         to produce this update, and for other uses as well. We could
>>         imagine other groups/projects making use of this data for
>>         other reasons, so we believe publishing this data will have
>>         multiple benefits.
>>         WARNING: You acknowledge that by contributing data to this
>>         update of the Top 10, that you authorize its publication. DO
>>         NOT CONTRIBUTE anything you don’t want to become public.
>>         Guidance on what data we are looking for:
>>         We are looking for web application vulnerability statistics
>>         collected by your organization: • In web applications you
>>         assessed. • During the years 2014, 2015, or both. • These
>>         vulnerabilities can be in the code itself, the libraries the
>>         applications use, or in the configuration of the environment
>>         the applications run in.
>>         We are NOT interested in OS, or network level
>>         vulnerabilities. We ARE interested in vulnerabilities in any
>>         SQL code running in any databases that back the applications
>>         being assessed and the database accounts used to run this
>>         code, but are generally NOT interested in security issues in
>>         the configuration of the database server itself.
>>         Use your best judgment here to try to keep the data submitted
>>         relevant to the project. If you have a question or aren’t
>>         sure, just ask us for clarification.
>>         There are 5 pages of questions, most of which are very short.
>>         The long one is page 4, which asks for all the vulnerability
>>         statistics. If you prefer, you can send your answers to the
>>         questions on page 4 via email to dave.wichers at owasp.org
>>         <mailto:dave.wichers at owasp.org> but please submit the rest of
>>         your input via this Google form.
>>         I've invited you to fill out the form *OWASP Top 10 - 2016
>>         Data Call*. To fill it out, visit:
>>         https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sBMHN5nBicjr5xSo04xkdP5JlCnXFcKFCgEHjwPGuLw/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link
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