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Hello, Welcome to my page where you can find more details about who I am and what I do at OWASP. You can contact me on dinis.cruz at or dinis at

To see my wiki contributions, click here.

My most updated CV is at LinkedIn and here is the PDF version

Current OWASP Involvement

I am currently involved in a number of OWASP areas:

Past OWASP involvement


Dinis Cruz is a Security Consultant based in London (UK) and specialized in: ASP.NET/J2EE Application Security, Application Security audits and .NET Security Curriculum Development.

For the past couple years Dinis has focused on the field of Static Source Code Analysis and Dynamic Website Assessments (aka penetration testing), and is the main developer of the OWASP O2 Platform which is an Open Source project that is focused on 'Automating Security Consultants Knowledge/Workflows' and 'Allowing non-security experts to access and consume Security Knowledge'. Dinis is currently focused on making the O2 Platform the industry standard for consuming, instrumenting and data-sharing between: the multiple WebAppSec tools, the Security consultants and the final users (from management to developers).

Past industry experience include: running a small Software/Consultancy business, acting as CTO for a Portuguese University, being part of a Security Assessment team (Pentesting and Source Code Assessment) for a global Bank (ABN AMRO), taking the role of Directory of Advanced Technologies at Ounce Labs (acquired by IBM), performing Web Application security assessments on a large number of languages/technologies/frameworks and being a very active participant and enabler at OWASP.

Dinis is an active trainer on .Net security, having written and delivered courses for Ounce Labs, IOActive, Foundstone, Intense School and KPMG (at multiple locations including BlackHat). Dinis has also delivered a number of presentations and keynote speeches at multiple OWASP and Security related conferences.

As a security researcher Dinis created a number of innovative tools and research documents, and has responsible disclosed a number of Critical vulnerabilities on Commercial Applications (for example Microsoft's Advisory MS07-040 on the .NET Framework, or the Spring MVC Auto-Binding issue)

At OWASP, Dinis is the leader of the OWASP O2 Platform project, member of the OWASP Global Projects Committee, chair of the OWASP Connections Committee and member of the OWASP Board (and has been a key driven on a number of major OWASP Initiatives: OWASP Seasons of Code, OWASP Summit 2008 in Portugal, OWASP Community building and OWASP Chapter-lead Training)

Security vulnerability research

Interviews & Media quotes


Working pages

This is more a reference for me (Dinis) but feel free to look around