Director of Security Assurance, Mozilla
Michael Coates is the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla. He is responsible for Mozilla’s software and infrastructure security which includes Firefox, web applications, and critical infrastructure. In this role he sets the security assurance strategy to integrate security into the development lifecycle of all applications and ensures that the organization's infrastructure is designed to minimize risk and protect critical data.
Michael is also 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 also maintains a popular security blog at michael-coates.blogspot.com
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.