Security Champions Playbook is a project started in preparation for the presentation "Security Champions 2.0" at OWASP Bucharest AppSec Conference 2017. It describes the main steps for fast establishment of a Security Champions program regardless of the company size and maturity of the existing security processes.
Who are the Security Champions?
According to OWASP definition, Security Champions are "active members of a team that may help to make decisions about when to engage the Security Team". They act as a core element of security assurance process within the product or service, and hold the role of the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) within the team.
More information about the Champions: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Security_Champions
What benefits do Champions bring to my company?
Main advantages of having a team of Security Champions:
- Scaling security through multiple teams
- Engaging "non-security" folks
- Establishing the security culture
Security Champions Playbook
To keep it simple, I've listed six easy-to-follow steps with clarifications for each step. Chapters include general recommendations, links to known good sources as well as personal experience. I will be happy to hear your feedback and update the playbook. Current version: