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United States
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Open Membership
 Open website
OWASP is an online community dedicated to web application security. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. The OWASP community includes corporations, educational organizations and individuals from around the world. This community works to create freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies.
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Our freedom from commercial pressures allows us to provide unbiased, practical, cost-effective information about application security. OWASP is not affiliated with any technology company, although we support the informed use of commercial security technology. Similar to many open-source software projects, OWASP produces many types of materials in a collaborative and open way.

Every vibrant technology marketplace needs an unbiased source of information on best practices as well as an active body advocating open standards. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.

OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security.

All of the OWASP tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. We advocate approaching application security as a people, process, and technology problem because the most effective approaches to application security include improvements in all of these areas.

Core Values

- OPEN Everything at OWASP is radically transparent from our finances to our code.

- INNOVATION OWASP encourages and supports innovation and experiments for solutions to software security challenges.

- GLOBAL Anyone around the world is encouraged to participate in the OWASP community.

- INTEGRITY OWASP is an honest and truthful, vendor neutral, global community.
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Operations Director: Kate Hartmann


Tobias Gondrom
Josh Sokol
Tom Brennan
Matt Konda
Andrew van der Stock
Michael Coates
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