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Marco M. Morana

Marco Morana is project leader and the primary author of the OWASP Application Security Guide for CISOs. Marco has been a member of the OWASP London chapter (since 2012) and he was previously (between 2007 and 2011) the founder and leader of the OWASP Cincinnati Chapter. Marco has been an OWASP contributor (since 2006) and actively involved in evangelize on web application security through presentations at local chapter meetings in Cincinnati, Rochester, New York City, Los Angeles, Orange County, Atlanta as well as by presenting at several OWASP conferences in USA as well as Europe (Ireland and Italy). Besides the CISO guide, Marco contributed to the OWASP threat modeling methodology and the OWASP security testing guide. Besides speaking at OWASP conferences and meetings Marco held talks at BlackHat, CSI conferences and more recently to the CISO Forums and CISOs E-Crime Series Conferences in Europe. In his current day to day job, Marco is senior manager at a large global financial organization with lead roles in managing application security architecture and risk analysis programs globally.Marco is also technical advisor of security start-up (since 2013) in USA and cyber security projects for the EU (since 2012).

In the past, Marco was a consultant providing software and application security services for several clients in the banking, telecommunication, computers and financial business sectors. Besides consulting, Marco had a career in the software industry as security architect and software developer with responsibility to design and develop mission critical security software for several FORTUNE 500 companies as well for the US Government (i.e. NASA).

Marco work on software and application security is widely published such as in the 2007 State Of the Art report by the Information Assurance Technology Analysis Center (IATAC) and the Security in the SDLC document published by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For his security research work on S/MIME secure email for NASA in 1999 Marco received the Space Act Award and he currently holds a US patent. Application and software security articles were also published on In-secure magazine, Secure Enterprise, ISSA Journal and the C/C++ Users journal and more recently in the CSO magazine. Today (2013). Marco is co-authoring a book on a new methodology for analysing threats and modeling attacks against web applications to be published by Wiley in 2014.

Note: updated on 10/28/2013