BIO: Dave Wichers, COO, Aspect Security - To see my wiki contributions, click here.
Dave Wichers is a cofounder and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aspect Security, a company that specializes in application security services.
As a volunteer to OWASP, Dave is:
- A member of the OWASP Board,
- The OWASP Conferences Chair,
- Project lead and coauthor of the OWASP Top 10,
- Coauthor of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard, and
- Contributor to the OWASP Enterprise Security API (ESAPI) project.
Dave has over 20 years of experience in the information security field, and has focused exclusively on application security since 1998. At Aspect, in addition to his COO duties, he is Aspect's application security courseware lead, one of their chief instructors, and provides a wide variety of application security consulting services to Aspect's clients. Prior to starting Aspect, he ran the Application Security Services Group at Exodus Communications. Dave has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science, is a CISSP, and a CISM.
For more details than this short bio on what I've done at OWASP, listen to my OWASP podcast.
Dave can be reached at: dave.wichers (at) aspectsecurity.com or dave.wichers (at) owasp.org