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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 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 starting with the Project Reboot of 2012, Tom would like to see all future projects using GitHUB, and task driven advisory groups from industry critical infrastructure representatives.

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

- Thousands of wiki commits to OWASP.ORG since 2004 see: Wiki Edits

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

Tom holds many industry certifications since he began his technical journey in 1983, 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

- 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

-- OWASP Mod_Security Core Rule Set

In addition to investing thousands of hours sharing technical and non-technical advice at OWASP, since 2010 Tom is the Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at Trustwave SpiderLabs focused on response and investigation, analysis and testing, research and development]. 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. It is important to note that Trustwave does not resell any other vendors products or services avoiding a conflict of intrest in his service with OWASP Foundation.

Tom is frequent and entertaining speaker at information security conferences and technical briefings worldwide including Blackhat, GFIRST,HOPE, FBI/DHS/USSS, ISSA, ISACA, Global and Local OWASP OWASP events on the convergence of physical and software security risks, threats and suggestions on a better approach to filter the noise with actionable intelligence.