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Matthew Chalmers specializes in assurance, audit, compliance, control, governance, oversight, risk assessment/management, and security of information, information technology, and technology process. Matthew has over 20 years of experience spanning government, public, private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations in defense, industrial automation, healthcare, and finance, including six years at the National Security Agency. Currently in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area with US Bancorp, Matthew facilitates global second line of defense independent compliance, maturity, risk, and vulnerability assessments of information and cyber security. Matthew has written, spoken, and provided training (publicly and privately, classified and unclassified) on a range of topics including cryptography, penetration testing, IT audit, and GRC. Matthew is adept at, interested in, and available for illuminating the technical details of a topic or technology for a non-technical audience.

Matthew has been involved with OWASP since about 2002. He can be reached at matthew dot chalmers at owasp dot org.

OWASP Involvement


OWASP Projects

OWASP Chapters

  • Founding member of the original DC Local Chapter (which became the DC-Maryland chapter, then the Washington DC chapter)
    • Active member 2004-2005
    • Recorded meeting minutes and maintained chapter web pages (pre-wiki)
  • Founder and former chapter leader of the original Milwaukee chapter
  • "Member-at-Large"

Non-OWASP Involvement



  • CDP - Certified in Data Protection
  • CIAM - Certified Identity and Access Manager
  • CIRM - Certified Identity Risk Manager
  • ACE - AccessData Certified Examiner
  • CCISO - Certified Chief Information Security Officer
  • CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
  • CCSK - Certified in Cloud Security Knowledge
  • CRMA - Certified in Risk Management Assurance
  • GCFA - GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst
  • ITIL Foundation Certified
  • CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CHS - Certified in Homeland Security
  • CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
  • GSNA - GIAC-certified Systems and Network Auditor
  • MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional


  • CITI - Human Subjects Research (10/2014)
  • IIA - Risk-Based, Process-Oriented & Performance-Driven Operational Auditing (6/2013)
  • IIA - Antifraud Controls using Data Mining and Continuous Monitoring Techniques (8/2011)
  • ISACA - Auditing & Securing Cloud-Based Services (1/2011)
  • ISACA - Information Security Management & Strategies for Implementing IT Governance (12/2010)
  • PDS/SOScorp - ITIL v3 Foundation Course (9/2008)
  • SANS - Computer Forensics, Investigation, and Response (4/2008)
  • Entellus Technology Group - SAP ERP Basis Auditing & Security Risks (12/2007)
  • SAP America - Virsa Compliance Calibrator Training (10/2006)
  • IIA - SAP ERP Technical Audit (8/2006)
  • SPI Dynamics - Web Application Security Assessment with WebInspect (11/2005)
  • SANS - Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling (10/2005)
  • Infosec Institute - Advanced Ethical Hacking: Expert Penetration Testing (1/2005)
  • Mile2 - Certified Ethical Hacker Training (7/2004)
  • Foundstone - Ultimate Web Hacking (9/2003)
  • Siegeworks - Advanced AppAuditor Training (12/2002)
  • SANS - Auditing Networks, Perimeters, and Systems (4/2002)
  • Sanctum - AppScan AppAuditor Training (5/2001)
  • National Cryptologic School - Information Systems Security Engineering (2/2000)
  • National Cryptologic School - Operational Information Systems Security (11/1998)