[Owasp-cert] Introduction

Matthew Chalmers matthew.chalmers at owasp.org
Fri Jul 25 23:32:31 EDT 2008

I was never any good at introductions in classes and such but here goes...

Baccalaureates in psychology and philosophy (at least a couple classes
dealing with psychometrics, btw, and I also loved human factors) with minor
in computer science for which I had to learn mainframe COBOL, Rexx and S/370
assembly, hooray. Don't recall a bit of it, hooray. Been doing information
security of some sort professionally since 1995 with experience in
military/government, finance and manufacturing industries. Web app security
(ethical hacking) almost exclusively from 2001-2006, now doing IT audit.
Went through a very early pilot of the IAM cert training (then called ISSE).
Took several other info(and other)sec courses at NCS too. Created/maintained
a couple of classified web sites. Presently have CISA, GSNA, CEH and CHS-III
and working on GCFA (test in a month or so). Planning to make up the GCIH
test I never got round to taking and possibly apply to be grandfathered into
CGEIT. Heck, might take a Microsoft exam while I'm at it just to say I'm an
MCP too, woohoo. DLPT in two languages. Helped one of my last companies
develop a completely hands-on pen testing skills assessment. For same
company also helped analyse and improve Gallup Q12 scores including creating
questionnaires. Been involved with OWASP since 2004 or earlier. Oh and I
travel all over the world for my current job and have gained many insights
into cultural differences in the workplace that might help when designing a
global cert. I've also experienced a lot of foreign beer, which may not help
so much with the cert project, but there you are.


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Gary Palmer <owasp at getmymail.org> wrote:

> I already posted a bit, but seeing the other introductions, I will follow
> suit.
> My undergraduate is Computer Science system software; I designed operating
> systems and programming languages.  I am older so yes, I did that in the
> mainframe days and contributed code to GECOS, CP-6, and MULTICS.  My
> graduate degree is psychology focused on human factors and man-machine
> interface.  My thesis was computer phobia.  I have been involved in some
> form of computer security for about 15 years now.
> Specific experiences include web application design, pen-testing, code
> review, hacking, web site development, web application fingerprinting,
> intrusion detection, and am now working a program as a chief information
> systems security engineer.  I have also been an on and off instructor at
> several of the colleges and universities in the LA area mostly on topics
> related to internet, web, and information security.  I hold a CISSP, the
> SANS GSEC and GSNA, and the Homeland CHS-I.
> I will assist as I can for this activity, that's the short version, have a
> great day everyone.
> Cheers,
> Gary Palmer
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