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The Open Worldwide Application Security Project® (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. Through community-led open-source software projects, hundreds of local chapters worldwide, tens of thousands of members, and leading educational and training conferences, the OWASP Foundation is the source for developers and technologists to secure the web.

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In 2022 you may have seen or participated in one or more of our four online Developer training sessions led by Mr. Jim Manico. Jim is the Founder, CEO, and Application Security Educator at Manicode Security. He has been an OWASP Volunteer since 2008 and a former OWASP Global Board Member. Last year, Jim went above and beyond to continue his selfless support for the OWASP Foundation. He graciously offered to provide four virtual online training sessions for OWASP, with all proceeds donated back to OWASP. The four trainings wrapped up with 167 students, generating over $90k in profit! Training sessions were rotated around the globe to accommodate all time zones, and although it was a virtual training, it was presented live. Students could chat with each other and Jim and ask questions in real-time. On behalf of the OWASP Foundation, thank you, Jim, for your continued support throughout the years, especially in 2022. Watch for more OWASP Virtual Training courses coming to you in 2023.

Project Spotlight: AI Security and Privacy Guide

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AI applications are on the rise and so are the concerns regarding AI security and privacy. How can AI systems be attacked? How can they be protected? This is why OWASP is now offering the AI security & privacy guide - to provide clear and actionable insights on designing, creating, testing, and procuring secure and privacy-preserving AI systems. By open-sourcing our understanding of the state-of-the-art, we can create consensus and collect ideas from a variety of perspectives.

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OWASP 2023 Global AppSec DC

OWASP 2023 Global AppSec DC

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Join us in Washington DC, USA Oct 30 - Nov 3, for leading application security technologies, speakers, prospects, and community, in a unique event that will build on everything you already know to expect from an OWASP Global Conference.

Designed for private and public sector infosec professionals, the two-day OWASP conference followed by three days of training equips developers, defenders, and advocates to build a more secure web. Join us for leading application security technologies, speakers, prospects, and the community, in a unique event that will build on everything you already know to expect from an OWASP Global Conference.

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Resignation of Mark Curphey


Grant Ongers, March 20, 2023

At 09:30 GMT today Mark Curphey officially announced his resignation from the OWASP global board of Directors. It didn’t come as a surprise to the board, as he announced his desire to resign during the last board meeting he attended last week on Thursday the 16th of March. It also shouldn’t have come as a surprise to the OWASP community in general as Mark also announced it on LinkedIn on the Friday following that meeting.

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