Tanya Janca is an application security evangelist, web application penetration tester, trainer, public speaker, ethical hacker, an effective altruist and has been developing software since the late 90’s. She is an Ottawa Chapter Leader and has helped to grow her chapter by doing public speaking at OWASP and other places, creating new types of OWASP events for their chapter (workshops, debates, capture the flags, trivia nights), starting a mentoring program, and has been heavily promoting OWASP and the use of it's tools in the Canadian Government for years. She's also working on a new OWASP Project called DevSlop with Nicole Becher.
During her 20 years of working in IT Tanya has worn many hats and done many things, including; Web App PenTesting, Technical Training, Custom Apps/Software Development, Network VA, Ethical Hacking, COTS, Incident Response, Enterprise Architect, Project and People Management, and even Tech Support. She is currently helping the Government of Canada secure their web applications.
Tanya will talk to anyone, any time, about application security and OWASP. Find out more of what Tanya's up to on Twitter: @SheHacksPurple