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LinuxPlanet: Moving The Open Web Application Security Project Out Of The Shadows

Jul 24, 2002, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Nearly every news program, talk show and print media headline now has a security angle. If you are an IT Manager or Executive, you are probably pulling your hair out trying to secure your Information Technology systems...especially web applications. You think about firewalls. You think about hackers and terrorists. You think about your revenues if someone breaks your web based ordering system. So, while everybody talks about what to do... who really is doing something? Look to the people on the Open Web Application Security Project for many of the answers to these solutions.

"The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a group of devoted volunteers that are hard at work developing platform independent tools, techniques and processes that enhance web applications. They are building a very comprehensive resource regarding security information and ways to manage potential security threats on web based systems.

"Mark Curphey is the founder of the Open Web Application Security Project--a project he has been working on for a few years now..."

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