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The OWASP team in Japan are putting the finishing touches on the big AppSec APAC Conference that is being held in March 2014. I spoke with Tobias Gondrom, OWASP global board member and keynote speaker for the conference, and asked him to fill us in on why this conference is unique and why you should consider attending.

Listen to the full recording: What to Expect at AppSec APAC 2014


Riotaro Okada Researcher. Born in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, Mr. Okada has over 20 years of experience in software development and network construction. He has been involved in network construction, software development and the implementation of information security measures at independent software development companies, the R&D divisions of manufacturing companies as well as consulting firms. Mr. Okada has also facilitated various technology-related communities such as for Linux and PHP. In 2004, he founded the Web Application Security Forum and as a member of the board became involved in the diffusion of security-related information. Moreover, he was also a researcher at the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) for 8 years, and responsible for the IT strategy as well as disaster response projects at various government organizations. Mr. Okada is the co-leader of OWASP Japan since its founding, is CISA certified and holds an MBA from BBT (2009).

Sen Ueno CEO Tricorder Inc. Japanese computer engineer and technical expert. Majored in Information Security at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). After successfully listing an eCommerce venture on the TSE Mothers exchange, Mr. Ueno founder Tricorder and focused on information security education, network/web application vulnerability assessment, etc. In addition to being the CEO of his company, Mr. Ueno is also a researcher at the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA), the chief editor at the information security-related magazine ScanNetSecurity and a member of the executive committee for WASForum Hardening Project. He has also been a co-leader for OWASP Japan since its inception. Works authored by Mr. Ueno include “HTTP no Kyoukasho”, “Konya Wakaru TCP/IP”, “Mendoukusai Web Security”, etc.

Takanori Nakanowatari Mr. Nakanowatari is involved in the security management and software development at an OA device manufacturer. He has been actively involved in the overseas of OWASP as well such as participating in AppSec conferences overseas and has contributed to OWASP Meetings in Japan by sharing his various experiences. Mr. Nakanowatari is CISSP certified and since 2013 has been a member of the OWASP Japan Advisory Board.

Yosuke Hasegawa Mr. Hasegawa is an Evangelist at Net Agent as well as a technological advisor at Secure Sky Technology, Inc. He has been instrumental in discovering various vulnerabilities in web applications such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. He has participated in Black Hat Japan 2008 and Korea POC (Power of Community) 2008 & 2010 as well as giving lectures and speeches at various other conferences. Since its inception, Mr. Hasegawa has been a member of the OWASP Japan Advisory Board.

Robert Dracea Mr. Dracea is responsible for the global strategy of a Japanese internet service company. With the mission of better sharing Japan’s advanced technological power with the world, from a business perspective, he has successfully architected numerous alliances and tie-ups both domestically in Japan as well as overseas. Additionally, he has also, on a volunteer-basis, conducted the translation and interpretation at multilingual OWASP Meetings. Mr. Dracea has been since its founding a member of the OWASP Japan Advisory Board.