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John Wilander

John Wilander is an application security researcher with passion for building software and proactive measures. He is a Product Security Researcher at an American corporation in California. JavaScript and Java are his languages of choice, with Objective-C as runner-up.

After his Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Linköping University (Sweden) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) he pursued a PhD in application security and defended his thesis in April 2013. John's research publications can be found here.

John started the Swedish OWASP Chapter in 2007. In 2010 he chaired the first OWASP AppSec Research conference – OWASP AppSec Research 2010 – and managed to bring together appsec experts from industry and academia. Less than a year later he hosted the Browser Security Sessions at the Global OWASP Summit in Portugal. He also co-founded the OWASP Builders initiative and served on the Global Conferences Committee for two years. His most recent contribution is the OWASP 1-Liner project which made him one of the few who has lead a chapter, lead a project, and hosted a global AppSec conference.

For more detailed information, please see his public LinkedIn page.