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Chairman, OWASP; Director, Product Security, Shape Security

Michael Coates is the Chairman of the OWASP board, an international non-profit organization focused on advancing and evangelizing the field of application security. In addition, he is the creator of OWASP AppSensor, a project dedicated to creating attack-aware applications that leverage real-time detection and response capabilities. He is also the Director of Product Security at Shape Security, a Silicon Valley startup developing an entirely new type of web security product to protect websites against modern attacks. Previously, he was the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla where he founded and grew the Security Assurance and Web Security programs to 25 people. Throughout his career Michael has advised major corporations and governments on secure architecture and software security. He's also performed hundreds of technical security assessments for financial, enterprise, and cellular customers worldwide. He holds an MS in computer, information, and network security from DePaul University and a BS in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He maintains a security blog at michael-coates.blogspot.com.

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