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News Update: Security Journey Provides Free Application Security Training Environment for OWASP® Members

Security Journey Provides Free Application Security Training

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OWASP® and Security Journey partner to provide OWASP® members access to a customized training path focused on OWASP® Top 10 lists.

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, April 6, 2022 -- Security Journey, the leader in culture-changing web application security training, announces a partnership with OWASP, a nonprofit foundation that works to improve web application software security. SecurityJourney has created a custom belt path for OWASP members covering a wide variety of the content OWASP releases.

The Security Journey training platform, which uses a martial arts-themed belt program to deliver lessons, includes a unique SecurityJourney Belt Certification for OWASP® Core Concepts with lessons for multiple OWASP projects, such as the OWASP Mobile Top 10, OWASP API Security Top 10, OWASP Proactive Controls, and the OWASP Top 10 2017 and 2021. To earn the certificate, OWASP members must complete 11 of Security Journey’s OWASP-focused modules – including a mix of foundational, intermediate, and advanced lessons. The Dojo also includes four side quests covering Node.JS, Ruby, API, and Mobile security.

“Understanding how to combat the vulnerabilities on the OWASP lists is vital to securing any web application,” says Security Journey CEO Chris Romeo, “OWASP brings so much value to the appsec community. We appreciate the opportunity to give back.”  

The OWASP Foundation has been operational for nearly two decades, driven by a community of corporations, foundations, developers, and volunteers passionate about web application security. As a non-profit, OWASP releases all its’ content for free use to anyone interested in bettering application security.   

Andrew van der Stock, Executive Director of OWASP, said, “A key foundation of OWASP’s mission is to provide application security education and awareness. A huge thank you to Security Journey for providing OWASP members access to their training and certification to advance our mission. I hope our members use, learn, and enjoy this terrific Security Journey member benefit.”  

Security Journey’s OWASP dojo will be open and available to all OWASP members starting April 1st. Members can access it in their member portal.

About Security Journey 

Security Journey's founder is Chris Romeo, a security expert who built one of the world's most extensive application security training programs (at a Fortune 50 company). He launched Security Journey to respond to the rapidly growing demand from clients of all sizes for application security education.  

SecurityJourney is the leader in application security education using security belt programs. We guide clients – many in tech, healthcare, and finance – through the process of building a long-term, sustainable application security culture at all levels of their organizations.   

Our platform includes everything needed to deploy and manage an application security education program. We promote security awareness organization-wide with learning that is engaging, motivating, and fun. We emphasize real-world application through code-based experiments and activity-based achievements.  


Twitter: @SecurityJourney  

LinkedIn: SecurityJourney  

About OWASP  

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. Our programs include:

·       Over 250+ Community-led open-source software projects

·       Over 250+ local chapters worldwide

·       5700+ financial members

·       Industry-leading educational and training conferences

We are an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. All our projects, tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. The OWASP Foundation launched on September 24, 2001, becoming incorporated as a United States non-profit charity on April 21, 2004.


Twitter: @OWASP  

LinkedIn: OWASP®Foundation