This year OWASP initiated the first annual Web Application Security Person of the Year (WASPY) award and I’m truly honored to be among the finalists.
Kate Hartmann, one of the few OWASP full-time employees, once told me that babies are the number one project killer in the community, something I can now testify about… As sad as this statement may sound for a security practitioner, I believe this is the ultimate proof that the organization is indeed moved by passion. People dedicate countless hours and really love what they do. If you don’t believe my words, listen to Ivan Ristic’s interview in the OWASP podcast when he talks about OWASP!
I really cannot count how many individuals I met and I have come to admire and built a friendship with. OWASP not only made me a better professional but also a better person.
I’m sincerely touched by this nomination. Thanks, OWASP! See you in Austin!