Our special guests today are Simon Bennetts and Rick Mitchell.
Simon co-leads the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) project, which he started in 2009 and is a Distinguished Engineer at StackHawk, a SaaS company that uses ZAP to help users fix application security bugs before they hit production. 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.
Rick is an IT Security professional from Canada. With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry focused on security for the majority of that time, he really believes in OWASP's mission and the importance of Application Security in the industry. He's co-led a number of community projects including ZAP, The Web Security Testing Guide, and the Vulnerable Web Apps Directory. He's a strong believer in learning by doing and that all community efforts are valuable and make us all strong.
Simon and Rick are interviewed by Shayne Morgan and John L. Whiteman.