Michael Coates

OWASP Global Board Chair & Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla, Mozilla

Michael Coates is the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla and also the chairman of the board of OWASP. Michael holds a M.S. in Computer, Information and Network Security from DePaul University and a B.S in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Michael was featured as one of SC Magazine’s 2012 Influential IT security minds and is frequent speaker at security conferences including: OWASP conferences in the US and Europe, the Dept. of Homeland Security Assurance Forum, the ENISA Summer School and various developer and university events.

Michael maintains a popular security blog ( and is the creator of OWASP AppSensor – a project to create attack-aware applications that leverage real time detection and response capabilities.

Michael ’s sessions at USA 2013

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