Researcher and Consultant especially for the IT governance, the management of software security and the communication for enterprises.
- The founder and lead of OWASP Japan,
- Executive Director of Asterisk Research, Inc. since 2006
- The organizer of AppSec APAC 2014 in Tokyo.
- Best Chapter Leader at OWASP WASPY AWARD 2014.
They call him Rio in English.
Born in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, he has over 20 years of experience in software development and network construction. He has been involved in network construction, software development and the implementation of information security measures at independent software development companies, the R&D divisions of manufacturing companies as well as consulting firms. He has also facilitated various technology-related communities such as for Linux, Apache, PHP, and so on. In 2004, he founded the Web Application Security Forum to promote the web application security knowledge in Japan and as a member of the board became involved in the diffusion of security-related information. Moreover, he was also a guest-researcher at the Information-technology Promotion Agency Japan (IPA) for 8 years and responsible for the IT strategy research of local governments as well as the disaster response project. He is a guest-faculty at Business Breakthrough University in Japan. CISA certified and holds an MBA from BBT (2009).