Director of Product Security, Shape Security
Mountain View, California
Michael Coates is 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 is also the Director of Product Security at Shape Security, a Silicon Valley startup developing an entirely new type of web security product to protect web sites against modern attacks.
Previously, Michael was the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla where he founded and grew the Security Assurance and Web Security programs to 25 people.
Throughout Michael's career he has advised major corporations and governments on secure architecture and software security. He’s also performed hundreds of technical security assessments for financial, enterprise, and cellular
customers worldwide. Michael also maintains a 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.