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As of April 1, 2013 the Global Committees were retired in order to enable wider community involvement and volunteerism through the OWASP Global Initiatives. 

Want to get involved with OWASP, but not sure where to start? Check out the OWASP Global Initiatives Page.

Thank you to everyone who participated in, and contributed to, the Global Industry Committee up until 1st April 2013.

About the Committee

Mission Statement

The Global Industry Committee was created during the OWASP EU Summit in Portugal. The OWASP Global Industry Committee (GIC) shall expand awareness of and promote the inclusion of software security best practices in Industry, Government, Academia and regulatory agencies and be a voice for industry. This will be accomplished through outreach; including presentations, development of position papers and collaborative efforts with other entities. The committee is governed by the Global Industry Committee Governance document.

Committee Members


Name Email Location
Tobias Gondrom tobias.gondrom 'at' owasp dot org HK, UK and DE
Rex Booth rex.booth 'at' owasp dot org DC, USA
Mauro Flores mauro.flores 'at' owasp dot org Uruguay
Alexander Fry alexander.fry 'at' owasp dot org USA
Eoin Keary eoin.keary 'at' owasp dot org Dublin, Ireland
Mateo Martinez mateo.martinez 'at' owasp dot org Uruguay
Colin Watson colin.watson 'at' owasp dot org UK
Marco Morana marco.m.morana 'at' citi dot com Italy
Christian Papathanasiou christian.papathanasiou 'at' owasp dot org Greece

§ The committee chair is Tobias Gondrom. The previous chairs were:

  • Rex Booth (July 2011 to September 2012)
  • Joe Bernik (Feb 2011 to July 2011)
  • Yiannis Pavlosoglou (Nov 2010 to Jan 2011)
  • Colin Watson (Nov 2009 to Oct 2010)

Former members of the committee:

  • David Campbell
  • Georg Hess
  • Eoin Keary
  • Yiannis Pavlosoglou
  • Joe Bernik
  • Nishi Kumar
  • Lorna Alamri
  • Sherif Koussa

Meetings and Getting Involved

Mailing List

Join our mailing list - this is the best way to find out what's going on day-to-day, and to provide input.


Currently, the Global Industry Committee conference call meetings approximately every 4 weeks and last no longer than an hour.

The next Global Industry Committee meeting will be: Monday Oct-15, 2012, 18:00 UTC / GMT.

Global Meeting Time Planner - Click Here

Meeting agenda

  • CISO Guide
  • CISO Survey
  • Industry Table at AppSec US
  • industry bodies contacts?
  • ...?

Minutes of previous meetings are:


Membership explains how to become an OWASP organization supporter or individual member. But you don't have to be an OWASP Member or Committee Member to contribute.

The current committee members joined for a 12 month term - see How to Join a Committee and Global Committee Pages. We would especially welcome new members who can widen our geographic coverage (e.g. Africa, Asia and South America) and who have time to contribute proactively.

Current Activity

Work in Progress

The current activities being undertaken:

Task Deadline Type Status Description Who
Nominet Consultation Jan 2013 Standards New Submit response to proposed security aspects of Nominet's consultation on a new .uk domain name service CW
ENISA Who-Is-Who Directory Sep 2012 Outreach New Request update to ENISA Who-Is-Who directory (2011 version) for OWASP and OWASP UK; promote other EU chapters to submit information CW
Smart Metering Implementation Draft Licence Condition Relating to Security 18 Jul 2012 Standards Closed Submit response to UK smart meter security consultation CW, TG
Industry Outreach Sessions at OWASP AppSec EU 2012 12 Jul 2012 Outreach Closed Conduct industry outreach sessions at AppSec EU to educate about OWASP initiatives and solicit feedback CW
AppSec Guide For CISO June 2013 Outreach In progress, draft 75% completed Guide to help CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) to manage application security programs MM
CISO Survey 2013 on Application Security - Draft Feb 2013 Outreach In progress TG
Industry Outreach Sessions at OWASP AppSec US 2012 25 Oct 2012 Outreach Closed Conduct industry outreach sessions at AppSec US to educate about OWASP initiatives and solicit feedback TG

Other ongoing initiatives

Completed Items

View the GIC's past initiatives

GIC Records

Committee Working Documents

Monthly Reports

OWASP Summits and Working Sessions

About the GIC


(for inclusion into other full OWASP presentations):

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