The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an organization that wants to inform people about application security. Website at http://owasp.org.

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Secure applications are essential to the life and longevity of any organization creating or releasing software, and security starts from the foundation: the code. How can developers create secure code? By deeply understanding what secure code is, what it looks like, and how to write and test it.


If you work in Application Security you’ve probably already heard about OWASP and the OWASP Top 10, which lists the Top 10 most critical vulnerabilities in web applications. Its latest version was released in 2017 after some changes and reviews from the community. But when it comes to teaching the developers about the basic principles on how to write secure code, there is another OWASP project that is the best option: the OWASP Top 10 Proactive Controls.