Staff Information and Procedures

The OWASP Foundation Staff are responsible for helping the community to enable the OWASP mission. Information pertaining to the current operating procedures, staff goals, and plans can be found below.

Staff Workflow Procedures

2022 Draft Operational Plan & Budget

2021 Operational Plans & Budget

2020 Operational Plans & Budget

Strategies from the operating plan

  • Run by the community, for the community
  • OWASP Foundation enables the mission, not does the mission
  • All mission areas (chapters, membership, projects, events, etc) must be profitable in their own right, able to earn and spend funds on mission in an accountable way
  • Prioritize and focus on community and outreach activities that drive our mission, deprioritizing costly or stopping unnecessary activities

Foundation Goals for 2022

  • Continue adding Membership value and benefits; increasing student, individual, and lifetime memberships to 7000
  • Run at least two Global AppSecs in 2022, including San Francisco
  • Help drive project, event, membership, and outreach goals by implementing OWASP’s first marketing plan
  • Complete a comprehensive customer experience (CX) improvement program
  • Evaluate and replace our Association Management System with a cloud based system, preferably able to handle chapters and events to dramatically reduce costs

Foundation Goals for 2021

  • Emerge from 2021 a stronger, more cohesive community, with increased chapter and project activity, with more member benefits. We made a small profit in 2021, up from a projected loss
  • Ensure we raise sufficient funds to put on two Global AppSecs in 2022. We have sufficient funds to put on AppSec Global San Francisco
  • Increase student, individual, and lifetime memberships to 4000. We blew past our membership goal, ending the year with 5486 financial members
  • Recruit active leaders to all inactive chapters, and increase chapter activity by 25% over 2020 levels. We completed a chapter reactivation program, one of the busiest years for RSVPs ever
  • Simplify and minimize administrative costs and overheads. We were able to reduce our overheads by more than 70% compared to 2019