OWASP Interview with Dan Cornell
Recorded April 7, 2009
Published May 22, 2009
- Dan Cornell has over ten years of experience architecting and developing web-based software systems. As CTO of Denim Group, he leads the organization’s technology team overseeing methodology development and project execution for Denim Group’s customers. He also heads the Denim Group security research team, investigating the application of secure coding and development techniques to the improvement of web-based software development methodologies. Dan Cornell has performed as the CTO of BrandDefense, as founder and Vice President of Engineering for Atension prior to its acquisition by Rare Medium, Inc. and as the Vice President, Global Competency Leader for Rare Medium’s Java and Unix Competency Center. Cornell has also developed simulation applications for the Air Force with Southwest Research Institute. In March 1999, Texas Monthly Magazine named Cornell and his partners, Sheridan Chambers and Tyson Weihs, to its list of 30 “Multimedia Whizzes Under Thirty” doing business in Texas. He has published papers on topics ranging from data security to high-end graphical simulations, as well as an IBM Redbook on building server-side Java applications for the Linux platform. He has also been published by the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Society of Computing Simulation International. Dan was the founding coordinator and chairman for the Java Users Group of San Antonio (JUGSA) and is currently the chapter leader of the San Antonio chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). He is a recognized expert in the area of web application security for SearchSoftwareQuality.com and the primary author of Sprajax, Denim Group's open source tool for assessing the security of AJAX-enabled web applications. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Computer Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity University.