The Open Security Summit 2018 is focused on the collaboration between Developers and Application Security and organised with the support of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP): a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Using the same model as the previous OWASP Summits, it will be a 5-day high-energy experience, during which attendees get the chance to work and collaborate intensively. This is not a conference with uni-directional presentations. Every thoroughly prepared working session is geared towards a specific Application Security challenge and will be focused on actionable outcomes.

If you care about Application Security and want to collaborate with the key players in this industry, this is the event to be at. By attending you will develop valuable skills, build key networks, and enhance the profile of our organisation globally. During the Summit you will:

  • Improve your expertise by meeting leading figures from OWASP, security, development, government agencies and vendor companies
  • Bring back action plans by collaborating in working sessions tackling some of the hardest security problems we are facing in 2019
  • Learn new skills at hands-on practically-driven sessions, enabling you to return with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make impactful changes

Why Attend


The summit will bring together leading figures from OWASP, security, development, government agencies and vendor companies.


Collaborate in working sessions to tackle some of the hardest security problems we are facing in 2019 and create actionable solutions.


Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about AppSec, get chatting over breakfast, lunch or dinner, during summit activities, or at the end of summit party.


Take advantage of the unique summit venue at Woburn Forest Center Parcs, an environment designed for maximum geek-time, synergies and collaboration.

Previous Summits

Building on the legacy of the 2008 and 2011 Summits in Portugal, the OWASP Summit 2017 moved to its current home of Woburn Forest Center Parcs, in Bedfordshire, just one hour from London.

With 16 tracks and over 170 working sessions, the Summit saw collaborative working, fantastic team dynamics, long days, and longer nights. The 200+ participants, both attending in person and remotely, produced some exceptional tangible outcomes, including the Mobile Security Testing Guide.

The outcomes also included improving the OWASP Threat Modelling pages, the Application Security Guide For CISOs and Security Playbooks Diagrams.

Teams also looked at how best to visualise the information contained in a playbook, building a lightweight (bottom up) threat model and the Future of Privacy.

Details of all the 2017 outcomes are available via the OWASP Summit 2017 website.

What the Community Said


People recognize shared values at the Summit and this is always one of the talking points.

Just see what previous participants say:

For what it's worth, I attended the last year. This is a really good conference... one of the best ones I've attended.


Participants judge the success of the Summit partly through the session outcomes.

One of the many great moments from the 20107 Summit was a team of participants publishing the Mobile Security Testing Guide to Leanpub, which has 5391 readers (as of May 26th 2018)

Watch this moment to understand the overwhelming team spirit that resulted when the participants shared their results with the public.

Summit 2017, through a photo gallery

Let us tell you a story about the previous summit throught the following photo gallery.

Join Us in 2019


Join us – we are at the Summit venue between 4th and 8th June.