Andrew van der Stock

Andrew van der Stock

Executive Director at OWASP Foundation

Andrew is a seasoned web application security specialist and enterprise security architect. He is the Executive Director at OWASP, taking the Foundation through organizational change and taking our mission to the next level. Andrew has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years. Andrew has researched and developed the web application security and architecture fields since 1998. He is a Lifetime member of OWASP, former Director, and co-leads the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard and OWASP Top 10 projects. An Australian ex-pat of Melbourne and Sydney, he currently lives in the USA with his family.

Presentation Abstract

OWASP as a Secure Supply Chain Force Multiplier

For 20 years, we’ve been trying to educate and help teams one at a time. We have made some brilliant projects, helped millions, but how do we scale to help billions? This is the critical question we need to answer for the next 20 years. In mid May, OWASP attended the OpenSSF meeting with high level US Government officials in Washington DC. For too long, we have been neglecting our actual mission. What will it take for us to really change the world? For OWASP to be scalable, we need scalable solutions, those that affect the most number of developers simultaneously. Today, let’s look at how we can move from one on one artisanal reviews, to building a fundamentally more secure future.