How to ZAP your websites

Originally posted on September 11, 2014.

In the seventh edition of the Exploring Information Security (EIS) podcast, I talk with Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) creator and project lead Simon Bennetts.

Simon is the project lead for ZAP an OWASP Open Web Application Security Project. He has a developer background and originally built the tool to help developers build better applications. The tool was so good that it caught the eye of the security community and is now used by developers, people just getting into security and veteran pen testers. You can follow him on Twitter @psiinon and find out more on the tool by going to the project site on OWASP.

In this interview we cover:

  • What is ZAP and how did the project get started?
  • Who should utilize ZAP?
  • What skill level is need to start using ZAP?
  • Where should ZAP be used?
  • How you can get involved in the project.