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2012 Election of Officers - Why Me

Tom Brennan has served on the International Board of Directors since 2007 ( Voting history and Global History )and has been a active chapter leader and project contributor since 2004. During his leadership of OWASP Foundation he has led many global and local initiatives for OWASP. If reelected he will continue to invest his most valuable resource TIME in support of the mission without prejudice on stratigic or tactical endeavors.

Tom runs for reelection to the Board of Directors based on organizational globally facing acomplishments of OWASP and his guidance on expansion, governance and internal operational process. Tom continues to have a global view of the organization in support of it's global mission and locally executes on this mission at the local chapter NYC and New Jersey noted as the largest and most active OWASP chapter in the world.

As OWASP continues to grow rapidly, technical projects are critical and Tom would like to see all future projects using GitHUB, consolidation of Global Committees and task driven advisory groups from industries critical infrastructure.

Tom has also been nominated by his technical peers as a candidate for the 2012 ISLA Americas Awards from ISC2

In addition to investing thousands of hours at OWASP, Tom is the Director of Global Strategic Initiatives, at Trustwave SpiderLabs the largest red team in the world focused on response and investigation, analysis and testing, research and development. <Blog> Trustwave with over 1000 employees is headquartered in the United States in Chicago, Ill. with offices throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. He holds many industry certifications including the CISSP that demonstrates competence provided by the (ISC)²® CBK which covers critical topics in security today, including cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, risk management

- BIO and written recommendations from OWASP members and Industry leaders: ONLINE .PDF

- Thousands of wiki enhancements since 2004 see: Wiki Edits

- Video Interview about OWASP with Tom Brennan - Video 1, Video 2

Contributor to many OWASP projects including: -- OWASP RFQ Criteria, Software Security -- OWASP HTTP Post DoS Tool -- OWASP Testing Guide

Tom is frequent and entertaining speaker at information security conferences from global events such as Blackhat to local events on the convergence of physical and software security risks, threats and suggestions on a better approach.