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Security Guest Speaker - Michael Coates

Pizza and Soda will be provided by Cerner.  Directions on Cerner Campus below:

About the Guest Speaker:


Michael Coates (@_mwc) is the Chairman of the OWASP board, an international non-profit organization focused on advancing and evangelizing the field of application security.  In addition, he is the creator of OWASP AppSensor, a project dedicated to creating attack aware applications that leverage real time detection and response capabilities.

Michael is also the Director of Product Security at Shape Security, a Silicon Valley startup developing an entirely new type of web security product to protect web sites against modern attacks.

Previously, Michael was the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla where he founded and grew the Security Assurance and Web Security programs to 25 people. These teams protected Firefox, Mozilla web applications, infrastructure and data. While at Mozilla Michael was selected as one of SC Magazine’s Top Influential IT Security Thinkers for 2012.

Throughout Michael's career he has advised major corporations and governments on secure architecture and software security. He’s also performed hundreds of technical security assessments for financial, enterprise, and cellular companies worldwide.

Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Computer, Information and Network Security from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




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  • Aaron B.

    Sorry for the delay the video from this meetup is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4kQRi5UzHs

    November 25, 2014

  • Daniel

    Great job.

    March 13, 2014

  • Aaron B.

    Reminder (like you don't get enough of those).

    This is occurring today. Please RSVP so we have good idea on food.

    Also... PLEASE follow our group on TWITTER!!!
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    March 12, 2014

  • Brian

    Nuts. Really wish I could make this but am already committed.

    March 9, 2014

  • Daniel

    I am missing another event to come to this one.

    March 7, 2014

  • Dave B.

    I'm out of town as well. See everyone next time.

    March 4, 2014

  • Tom M.

    I will be at SXSW, but will be at the next one for sure

    March 4, 2014

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