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User:Benny Ketelslegers

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currently acting as one of the OWASP Japan Chapter Leaders/Coordinators, you can contact him at benny{at} or on twitter @owaspjapan. 日本語でもいいです。


I have been working in IT Security since 1999 and OWASP member since 2007. I have always tried to be an active member of the security community. I have been a volunteer at Bsides events and angel at the CCC Conference (Berlin). In 2008, some people together with me decided that Belgium was lacking a security conference to promote research and we founded BruCON. I co-organized the first two edition (2009 & 2010) which were a great success and helped create a great team of people. Generally, I believe in open and collaborative communities and try to support them.

In 2011, I moved to Tokyo and was motivated by several people from within OWASP to assist others to restart the Japan chapter which has been dormant for years. I believe in openness and collaboration, so I'm open to anyone to join to manage the chapter (according to OWASP rules and ethics).

I'm also trying to get more involved with OWASP outside of the chapter to improve collaboration in the APAC region and across the different chapters in this region.

More details are available on: LinkedIn: bketelslegers Twitter: @owaspjapan

My intentions for 2012:

1) Organize (4 chapter meetings per year)
Both by inviting international speakers and promoting local researchers. To make this a success, we need to try to be as bi-lingual as possible with a focus on the local language (Japanese).

2) Community
Reach out to as much existing IT communities out there. Especially developers, not just security professionals. We need to teach them about secure software development and invite them to join the chapter.

3) Teach
It's my intention to give (free) workshops to developers to teach them about the OWASP methodology and tools to help them test their software.