Chenxi Wang 2017 Bio & Why Me?

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Chenxi Wang

About Chenxi Dr. Chenxi Wang is the founder of the Jane Bond Project, a Cybersecurity consultancy. She is a strategic partner at IT Security Planet and serves on the advisory board of various start-ups. Previously, Chenxi served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, responsible for corporate strategy and thought leadership. Chenxi is the 2016 & 2017 program co-chair for Security & Privacy at the Grace Hopper Conference and named by SC Magazine as a 2016 Women of Influence. Prior to Twistlock, Chenxi built an illustrious career at Forrester Research, Intel Security, and CipherCloud. At Forrester, Chenxi covered mobile, cloud, and enterprise security, and wrote many hard hitting research papers. At Intel Security, she led the ubiquity strategy that spans both hardware and software platforms. Chenxi started her career as a faculty member of Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Chenxi is a sought-after public speaker and a trusted advisor for IT executives. She has been quoted/featured by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, Dark Reading, and many other media outlets. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.

Why Me?: I have been a long time advocate of application security in the industry. From my post as Principal Analyst at Forrester, I wrote and championed the inclusion of application security in CISO's top priorities. I delivered keynotes and invited speeches on this topic at OWASP Appsec, SANs developer conference, RSA, RSA Asia, Codenomicon, Security & Privacy, and many other conferences. More importantly, I built an app sec business - as chief strategy officer of Twistlock, I built the business from zero to the market leader in container application security within in 18 months and raised awareness for application security in the era of containers. I know the security market, especially the application security market especially well, and have a network of appsec advocates that I can tap into and galvanize to create industry momentum for OWASP initiatives. I am also

If I am elected to the board, I will be pursuing these priorities: ' - Bring renewed focus and visibility to OWASP projects. I aim to trim the projects down to a manageable set that we can really focus and deliver. I will also lead the charge and leverage my marketing experience to help OWASP build awareness, visibility and industry support for these projects. - Developer outreach: I truly believe that application security will not be successful if we don't have support from the Developer community. As a board member, I will take on developer outreach. More specifically, build joint partnerships between OWASP and developer-centric events like Node Summit, QCon, and others. Publish in developer oriented publications and media such as DevOps.com, Dzone, etc. - Diversity: I want to bring diversity initiatives into OWASP. I want to cultivate female speakers/trainers for OWASP events, as well as investing in training and outreach for diversity. There are a number of organizations that we can partner with, including Grace Hopper conference, Girls who code, Women in Security & Privacy. I'd like to see OWASP put some concerted effort behind industry diversity.