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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 holds over a dozen professional certifications as well as a master of science in cybersecurity. He has over 20 years of experience spanning government, public, private, for-profit, and non-profit organizations in defense, industrial automation, healthcare, and finance. Matthew started his career at the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, Maryland and is currently based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area with US Bancorp where he facilitates global second line of defense independent compliance, maturity, risk, and vulnerability assessments. Matthew has written, spoken, and provided training publicly and privately, both classified and unclassified, on a range of topics including cryptography, penetration testing, IT audit, and GRC. He is adept at illuminating the technical details of a topic or technology for a non-technical audience.

Matthew is available for no-cost (travel only if outside MSP) vendor-neutral public and private speaking and training engagements. 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


  • CoalFire - Adaptive Penetration Testing (5/2018)
  • 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)