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Applicant's Name Ralph Durkee
Current and past OWASP Roles Founder and former President Rochester, NY Chapter since 2004, Current VP of Rochester Chapter.  Co-Chair of Rochester Security Summit joint ISSA/OWASP/ISACA Annual Security Conference
Committee Applying for OWASP Global Conferences Committee.

Please be aware that for an application to be considered by the board, you MUST have 5 recommendations. An incomplete application will not be considered for vote.


Who Recommends/Name Role in OWASP Recommendation Content
1 Lou Leone
Communications and Chapter OWASP Evangelist
Ralph has been great to work with at our local OWASP chapter.  His passion and enthusiam match the high level of competency he brings to security discussions.
2 Duane Peifer
Rochester NY Chapter webmaster and communications
Ralph is well known as a leader in the security community here in Rochester. His leadership, knowledge, and experience have been crucial to the success of the local OWASP chapter as well as other local security organizations and events.
3 Dwayne P. Foley, CISM, CISSP, GIAC (GSEC GCFW)

Ralph is one the most active participants in information security that I know. I had the pleasure of participating in class instruction from Ralph in his roll of a SANS instructor. I have worked closely with Ralph as a peer on complex, large enterprise polices and security issues. I have also had the pleasure to participate with Ralph in the local chapters of several national and global security organizations. I am sure there are many that have grown from Ralph’s leadership even more that will benefit with Ralph as a committee member.
4 Andrea Cogliati
Rochester NY Chapter President
Ralph is a long time information security professional with a deep knowledge of both the technical and the organizational aspects of information security. He has been involved in a variety of different projects and environments, from open-source projects to enterprise application deployment. Ralph founded the Rochester, NY Chapter of OWASP in 2004, and has been part of the Rochester Security Summit board since its first edition in 2006. The Rochester Security Summit has been a growing success in Upstate NY with speakers from all over the country. Ralph's skills and connections in the IT community make him an ideal candidate for the Global Conference Committee.
5 Allen Scalise

I would strongly recommend Ralph Durkee for the OWASP Global Conference Committee. Ralph has been a leader in the Rochester Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association serving as President, Vice President and Co-Chair of the Rochester Security Summit, the largest area educational conference for information security professionals, for 5 years. Ralph has also been instrumental in establishing a cooperative partnership between OWASP and our ISSA Chapter which has boosted the participation from area professionals and increased benefits to all chapter members. Ralph has been dedicated in his time and effort to Chapter business and activities to better serve our area members and security professionals. I have also had the pleasure of writing course content and teaching a course with Ralph and found him to be an experienced practitioner and excellent instructor which offers a unique and beneficial perspective for the classroom.