User:Riotaro OKADA

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Researcher and Consultant especially for the IT governance, the management of software security and the communication for enterprises.

They call him Rio in English.

Born in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, Mr. Okada has over 20 years of experience in software development and network construction.  He has been involved in network and software development as well as the implementation of information security measures at independent software development companies, financial services firms, manufacturing companies and a variety of other industries.  Mr. Okada has also facilitated various technology-related communities such as for Linux and PHP.  In 2004, he founded the Web Application Security Forum and as a member of the board became involved in the diffusion of security-related information.  Moreover, he has also contributed as a researcher at the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) for 8 years, and has been responsible for the IT strategy and disaster response projects at various government organizations.  Mr. Okada has been the co-leader of OWASP Japan since its founding, is CISA certified and holds an MBA from BBT (2009).  Currently, Mr. Okada is focused on enabling secure development for businesses and implementing the concept of "Shift Left" in application security practices.

  • WASForum 理事ならびにHardening Project オーガナイザー
  • アスタリスク・リサーチ代表取締役/リサーチャ
  • 2011年の発足よりOWASP Japanチャプターリーダー
  • AppSec APAC in Tokyo 2014 実行委員長
  • 2014年にOWASPよりWASPY AWARD ベスト・チャプター・リーダー受賞
  • 2015年よりBBT大学にて「教養としてのサイバーセキュリティ」開講

兵庫県神戸市出身。 独立系ソフトウェア開発会社、製造業のR&D部門、コンサルティング・ファームにて、ソフトウェア開発とネットワーク構築さらに情報セキュリティ検査ならびに対策に携わった。Linux、Apache、PHPなどの技術関連のコミュニティの経験がある。2004年にWASForumの創立者として加わり理事。また、IPAの非常勤研究員として8年間勤務し、自治体のIT戦略のリサーチや、災害対策のプロジェクトを担当した。BBT大学にて教鞭をとっている。 CISA、MBAを保有。

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