Selection Committee

Israel Bryski

Vice President at TD Securities

Israel Bryski has 7 years of experience in technology and information risk management. He is currently Vice President at TD Securities and Chapter Leader for the NY and NJ OWASP Chapters.

Kevin Greene

Software Assurance Program Manager at DHS S&T

Mr. Greene has over 17 years of Cyber Security and Information Assurance experience in Security Assessments and Audits, Software Security Assurance, Security Program Management, Certification and Accreditation, Security Testing, and Security Engineering. Kevin has written and contributed to numerous publications and white papers on various Cyber Security and Information Assurance topics. He holds a Master’s and Bachelor Degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Joan Goodchild

Executive Editor at CSO Magazine and Online

Joan Goodchild writes frequently about security leadership, social engineering, social media security and cybercrime in her role as Executive Editor, Online with CSO.

Her previous experience in business journalism includes roles as broadcast and web editor with the Boston Business Journal and as a news writer covering the Windows OS with TechTarget. Prior to that, she worked as a television reporter and anchor for more than a decade.

Joan has a Master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Matt Joyce

Cloud Operations Engineer at Cloudscaling

Matt Joyce is a former member of the Nebula project at NASA Ames Research Center. Nebula joined with Rackspace in 2010 to create OpenStack, an open source Infrastructure as a Service suite. OpenStack has since been adopted by leading tech giants, the US Government, and countless others. Today, Matt is an active foundation member, code contributor, and involved with the OpenStack Security Group. Matt is also a core member of the python-openstackclient project.

Ben Rothke

Manager at Wyndham Worldwide

Ben Rothke, CISSP is an information security manager with an international hospitality company. He has over 15 years of industry experience in information systems security and privacy.His areas of expertise are in risk management and mitigation, security and privacy regulatory issues, design & implementation of systems security, encryption, cryptography and security policy developmentBen is the author of Computer Security – 20 Things Every Employee Should Know (McGraw-Hill), and writes book reviews for Slashdot and Security Management. Ben is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences, such as RSA and MISTI, and holds numerous industry certifications, all of which seem to start with the letter C.

James Landis

Senior Manager at EBAY

James Landis has been working in the field of webappsec for over 10 years, wearing many hats including: web developer, penetration tester, trainer, sdlc consultant, program manager, and auditor. As a consultant, he has helped companies in just about every industry address their application security challenges. As a program manager, he has owned the software security processes and technology for several companies within eBay Inc., including Bill Me Later, PayPal, and X.commerce/Magento.

James Landis has also been involved with OWASP for several years, as regular member, presenter, and project leader. He is a devoted attendee of USA conferences and local chapter conferences including NY/NJ and Bay Area. James has presented at several of these conferences, including a previous OWASP USA conference in NYC. He is the project lead for the OWASP Periodic Table of Vulnerabilities.

James has a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University’s College of Engineering.

Robert Martin

Principal Engineer at MITRE

Robert A. Martin is a Principal Engineer in MITRE’s Information Technologies Directorate where he focuses on the interplay of cyber security and Internet technologies. Martin has helped hundreds of MITRE’s DoD and FAA customers improve the quality, cost, and timeliness of their software products.

Martin received a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from Babson College. He is a member of the ACM, AFCEA, NDIA, and the IEEE

Pravir Chandra

Security Architect at Bloomberg

Pravir Chandra is a veteran in the security space and a long-time OWASP contributor, including his role as the creator and leader of the Open Software Assurance Maturity Model (OpenSAMM) project. Currently as security architect for the CTO of Bloomberg, he drives proactive security initiatives that demonstrate concrete value for the firm. Prior to this, Pravir was Director of Strategic Services at HP/Fortify where he lead software security assurance programs for Fortune 500 clients in a variety of verticals. He is responsible for standing up the most comprehensive and measurably effective programs in existence today. As a thought leader in the security field for over 10 years, Pravir has written many articles, whitepapers, and books and is routinely invited to speak at businesses and conferences world-wide.

Hans Zaunere

Managing Member at Stackware

Hans Zaunere combines technical expertise with strategic insight as a senior engineer, technical advisor, and start-up architect.

Zaunere is Managing Member, Stackware, LLC. Leading an agile engineering team armed with a proven development stack, Zaunere solves technology problems in the global financial, medical, military and start-up sectors, often working under strict HIPPA, PCI and gaming regulations.

Zaunere enjoys travelling, allowing him to provide onsite solutions, build open source communities, and lecture regularly to an international audience.

Name Withheld

Technology Risk Management at Large Bank

Manager has over a decade of experience in Information Risk Management and Information Technology at multiple financial services firms. This has included risk assessment, CERT, forensics, penetration testing, business continuity/disaster recovery, hands-on technology deployment and administration.