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Project Spotlight: Top 10 Proactive Controls

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OWASP Top 10 Proactive Controls describes the most important control and control categories that every architect and developer should absolutely, 100% include in every project. The Top 10 Proactive Controls are by developers for developers to assist those new to secure development.

  • C1: Define Security Requirements
  • C2: Leverage Security Frameworks and Libraries
  • C3: Secure Database Access
  • C4: Encode and Escape Data
  • C5: Validate All Inputs
  • C6: Implement Digital Identity
  • C7: Enforce Access Controls
  • C8: Protect Data Everywhere
  • C9: Implement Security Logging and Monitoring
  • C10: Handle All Errors and Exceptions

For more information, see the complete document at the Top 10 Proactive Controls project page

Fight Club Flyer

OWASP Sydney Chapter Leadership are on fire! Ric Campo, Jack Guildford, and Sherry Liu took over the Sydney OWASP chapter in July 2020 and hit the ground running and have not looked back. See virtual meeting activity reach a new level. December started with OWASP Jingleton Hack for Beginners. This provided cybersecurity beginners with the opportunity to practice their skills and learn the basics of web application penetration testing. February experience their version of Hack the Box’s King of the Hill called “Fight Club.” This is a team event but if you do not have a team don’t worry. One will be found for you! See Meetup for all details.

Brain Breaks Recap


Alonna Stock, February 24, 2021

The OWASP Foundation hosted the first-ever OWASP Brain Break entertainment event on Thursday February 18th, featuring comedian Jeff Shaw.

The new event series is just one in a line-up of a variety of virtual based events planned for OWASP Foundation’s 2021 calendar. With intentional planning around this event series, the foundation’s goal is to create a fun, mind-breaking escape for our community as we all continue to navigate the global pandemic.

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