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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.

- BIO and written recommendations from 60+ infosec community members: ONLINE .PDF

- OWASP Board Candidate Interview: Audio / Transcript

- Interview with PenTest Magazine about OWASP Foundation.

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

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

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 code based projects using GitHUB, and task driven advisory groups from industry critical infrastructure representatives.

Tom will be the hosting the OWASP AppSecUSA 2013 Conference in NYC - he also hosted it in 2008 video

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 ranging across software mfgs., and industry standards bodies including the CISSP that demonstrates competence provided by the (ISC)²® CBK

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. Recently has pushed the Top 10 CBT to the community

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 events on the convergence of physical and software security risks, threats and suggestions on a better approach to filter the noise with actionable intelligence.