What is OWASP And What is OWASP Top 10
September 16, 2019

What is OWASP? And What Are The OWASP Top 10?

Security & Compliance
Static Analysis


Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an international non-profit organization that educates software development teams on how to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications so that they can be trusted.

All OWASP materials (which includes articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies) are freely available and easily accessible. These materials improve application security through people, process, and technology.

What Is OWASP Top 10

The most well-known resource that OWASP produces is the OWASP Top 10. Each year, a team of security experts from across the globe updates the report to feature the 10 most critical web application security risks.

OWASP Compliance With Klocwork

Running static analysis is an important part of the process of developing secure web applications and is a tool to use when complying with security standards. Klocwork automatically checks your code against the OWASP list of security weaknesses (including the OWASP Top 10) and flags violations to help enforce secure coding guidelines. To make compliance easier, Klocwork provides security reports on how well your code is OWASP compliant.

How to Implement OWASP Application Security

The best way to ensure web application security is to use a static code analyzer.

Static code analyzers enforce coding rules and flag security violations. Klocwork comes with code security taxonomies — OWASP, CERT, CEW, and DISA STIG — to ensure secure, reliable, and efficient software.

Each one includes:

  • Fully documented rule enforcement and message interpretation.
  • Fully configurable rules processing.
  • Compliance reports for security audits.

Achieve OWASP Application Security with Klocwork

See for yourself how Klocwork helps ensure that you are compliant with OWASP and the OWASP Top 10.

Ensure owasp compliance With Klocwork