A series of updates on what we have been up to!
We continue to negotiate the terms of bug bounty agreements with our supported projects. A special thank you to Matt Caswell of OpenSSL, Samuli Seppänen of OpenVPN, and Mounir Idrassi of VeraCrypt for our ongoing dialogue. The website will be updated soon to reflect
TrueCrypt - The venerable full disk and container encryption software that was abandoned by its developers in 2014, was believed to be secure, despite the development of the software ending. This was the consensus among the security community because the software had been audited by iSec (a subsidiary of NCC). They had taken separate
OSTIF is marching toward our first major fundraiser and we have reached a number of milestones.
We have established our Kickstarter account.
Our website is in its near-final form. Only minor graphic edits remain.
We are compiling lists of organizations to reach out to in order to solicit donations. This includes businesses, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, and political
Transparency - OSTIF Operational Efficiency and Salaries
The OSTIF board has discussed at length the issues of pay, overhead and efficiency for the organization. We have tackled the issue and are hoping to meet or exceed our goals for keeping overhead low and efficiency high, while rewarding successful campaigns and incentivizing good work. We also
We are currently in talks with Quarkslab about possible contracts for getting our supported apps audited.
We have selected Quarkslab as a candidate for multiple reasons. They have a strong team of professional staff that works heavily in the areas of software security auditing and cryptography. They have done public audits of independent software before
We have created our social media accounts and will begin posting all of our news and blog posts to keep everyone informed of our activities!
OSTIForg and OSTIFofficial
YouTube: (Subject to change)
Google+: (Subject to
We have completed filing our legal documents for state and federal recognition of the formation of our organization. We are now a legal corporation officially operating in the state of Illinois. We have also received our IRS EIN and held our first meeting with regard to future fundraising plans. We have also began