Sustainable Funding of Open Source Tools – Simon Bennetts, Mark Curphey – ASW #282

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Simon Bennetts
ZAP Project Lead at Software Security Project

Simon Bennetts is the Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) Founder and Project Leader.
He has talked about and demonstrated ZAP at conferences all over the world, including Blackhat, JavaOne, FOSDEM and OWASP AppSec EU, USA & AsiaPac.
Prior to making the move into security he was a developer for 25 years and strongly believes that you cannot build secure web applications without knowing how to attack them.

Mark Curphey
Founder and CMO at Crash Override

Mark Curphey is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Crash Override, a venture backed security startup founded in 2022 with John Viega. Prior to Crash Override he was the co-founder and CPO/CTO of Open Raven, a data classification company, founder and CEO of SourceClear (acquired by Veracode in 2018) the first pure play security software composition analysis company and led the MSDN subscription team at Microsoft.

In 2002 he founded the Open Web Application Security Project, the de facto online community dedicated to improving software security. He has Masters Degree in Information Security from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London.

He is currently advisor to the Software Security Project, a new appsec community that will be launched later in 2024.


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