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Friday, October 14, 2016  

8:00-8:15AM 

About the WASPY Awards

Each year there are many individuals who do amazing work, dedicating countless hours to share, improve, and strengthen the OWASP mission. Some of these individuals are well known to the community while others are not. 

The purpose of these awards is to bring recognition to those who “FLY UNDER THE RADAR”. These are the individuals who are passionate about OWASP, who contribute hours of their own free time to the organization to help improve the cyber-security world, yet seem to go unrecognized.

 

To learn more, please visit: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/WASPY_Awards_2016

Open/Leading Category  – Everything at OWASP is radically transparent – from our finances to our code. This award goes to a member of the OWASP community who has supported the OWASP mission of transparency through their influence, management, and leadership in the community. This might be a chapter or project leader or may be someone who has worked within the community. 

Winner: Jeremy Long
Nominees: Tony Clarke
John Patrick Lita
Owen Pendlebury
Kathy Thaxton
Dhiraj Mishra
Honorable Mention: Tom Brennan

Integrity/Learning Category – OWASP is an honest and truthful, vendor neutral, global community. This award goes to an individual who recognizes the benefits of the power of the collective community within OWASP, who challenges the status quo, and generates an excitement in the learning community. 

Winner: Eoin Keary
Nominees: Steve Kosten
John Patrick Lita
Owen Pendlebury
Dhiraj Mishra

Innovation/Sharing Category – OWASP encourages and supports innovation and experiments for solutions to software security challenges. This award goes to an individual who has inspired and encouraged others in the arena of software security with innovative and cutting edge solutions to software security challenges. 

Winner: Owen Pendlebury
Nominees: Dhiraj Mishra
Mark Major
John Patrick Lita

Global/Growing Category – Around the world, OWASP encourages and supports innovation and experiments for solutions to software security challenges. This award goes to an individual who truly represents the OWASP Global scope and recognizes the importance of growth. The nominee reaches out beyond the OWASP circle to raise awareness of software security in locations outside of the OWASP comfort zone. 

Winner: Kathy Thaxton
Nominees: Owen Pendlebury
John Patrick Lita
Dhiraj Mishra

Awards proudly presented by: Frank Catucci and Dave Ferguson

Thank you to our 2016 Platinum Sponsor:

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