cybersecurity Glossary

What is OWASP?

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) is the name of an open source project that was born in 2001 and became a non-profit foundation in 2004. An initiative that has now become a standard methodology when it comes to structuring and analysing the vulnerabilities of all types of software and hardware. An unavoidable reference within the world of cybersecurity.
The objective of the OWASP methodology is based on two main objectives. On the one hand, to warn developers of the dangers that orbit the Internet and the most frequent mistakes that are made when designing and creating software and hardware. On the other hand, offering free access tools with which to analyse the security of the solutions and devices that they launch on the market.
Initially, OWASP landed in the cybersecurity universe as a tool to contain web security threats, but over time it has evolved. Its scope of action today also includes mobile applications, IoT devices, APIs or privacy risks, among others. Its reports on the top ten vulnerabilities are a constant reference for developers and cybersecurity analysts around the world.