The OWASP Foundation, Inc. is a United States 501(c)3 nonprofit charity governed by the Global Board and administered by its executive director, staff, and contractors. Volunteers contribute to the mission of the Foundation and lead projects and local chapters worldwide.

Goals for 2022

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

Global Board of Directors

Governing Documents


Code of Conduct

  • Perform all professional activities and duties in accordance with all applicable laws and the highest ethical principles;
  • Promote the implementation of and promote compliance with standards, procedures, controls for application security;
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of proprietary or otherwise sensitive information encountered in the course of professional activities;
  • Discharge professional responsibilities with diligence and honesty;
  • To communicate openly and honestly;
  • Refrain from any activities which might constitute a conflict of interest or otherwise damage the reputation of employers, the information security profession, or the Association;
  • To maintain and affirm our objectivity and independence;
  • To reject inappropriate pressure from industry or others;
  • Not intentionally injure or impugn the professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or employers;
  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity; and
  • To avoid relationships that impair — or may appear to impair — OWASP’s objectivity and independence.