Tom Brennan is volunteer to the OWASP Foundation since 2004 when he founded the New Jersey Chapter after serving on the Board of Directors for the FBI Infragard program in New Jersey. The NJ OWASP Chapter later merged with the New York City Chapter in 2006.
Tom was appointed to the Global Board of Directors in 2007 by his peers and was re-elected by the membership in 2012 for another two year term.
During his leadership of OWASP Foundation he has led many global and local initiatives for OWASP including governance, fund raising via conferences and membership and business marketing.
- Written recommendations from 60+ industry leaders: ONLINE
- Interview with PenTest Magazine about OWASP Foundation.
- Thousands of wiki commits to OWASP.ORG since 2004 see: Wiki Edits
Tom holds many industry certifications since he began his technical journey in 1983 including the (ISC)²® CBK / CISSP and many others
Contributor to many OWASP projects including:
In addition to investing thousands of hours sharing technical and non-technical advice at OWASP, since 2010 Tom is a Director 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 OWASP 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.