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
- 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.
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What Does the Breach Say?
This lively presentation updated monthly will focus on the results of exploits and attacks YTD 2014. It will provide insight into what can be learned from the the who, what and how and connect the dots to defenses for your organization NOT to be the next victim on the list — and what to do if you meet a friendly horse.
Tired of Powerpoint? Shall we Play a Game?
Have you ever wondered how a advesary team would target your organization? Ranging from Web Applications to Physical Security this RED/BLUE team exercise will take members of the audience and walk them through a interactive learning exercise. Attendees and participants will each play a role and the outcome will be unique to the threats presented and the participants experiences. A take away from the session will be a reference framework that can be leveraged
All Aboard The OWASP Choo Choo
This talk is a introduction to the history and ongoing mission of OWASP Foundation. It provides a education of strategic initiatives underway, projects, chapters and is perfect for attendees that have heard about OWASP but don't really understand what or how to leverage OWASP wealth of information.
Security Hacking 101
Need a interactive presentation that will demonstrate the current state of Application Security? This presentation will leverage OWASP projects to demonstrate how-to-hack a web application for fun and profit. There are (49) Classes of Attack on a application and this talk will describe them and DEEP DIVE on several to illustrate the point.