The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide free and open community focused on improving the security of application software. Our mission is to make application security "visible," so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about application security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license. The OWASP Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization that ensures the ongoing availability and support for our work.
The OWASP Certification Project is comprised of IT security and software development professionals who are well versed in and passionate about web application security. This project was formed in 2008 to create an OWASP certification program that is recognized as the industry standard for certifying both the knowledge and the ability to perform tasks related to developing secure software.