The OWASP Foundation appoints Starr Brown as Director of Projects


Andrew van der Stock

Monday, April 22, 2024

Colorado Springs, CO, April 22, 2024 – OWASP is thrilled to announce the addition of Starr Brown to the OWASP Foundation team. As the newly appointed Director of Projects, Starr brings a wealth of expertise and a fresh perspective to our community.

Starr Brown joins us with an impressive track record in our industry, being the Executive Director of XR Village, a Principal Consultant of a penetration testing firm who ran CTFs and education programs, an ex-CIO and ex-COO with deep project management, contracts, grants, IT innovation, and risk management experience.

Starr, an OWASP Member, comes to us with solid grants and project management experience, which is precisely what the OWASP community needs to take projects to the next level and grow.

Starr’s appointment reflects our commitment to excellence and strategic development. As we continue to expand our Projects portfolio in a strategic fashion, Starr’s leadership will play a pivotal role in shaping our future endeavors.

“I am very excited for our Projects Community that we have found such a strong candidate for Director of Projects as Starr. She will be communicating with all our project leaders, particularly our Flagship and Production level projects, within the first 90 days and coming up with a proactive and strategic Projects plan.” Says Andrew van der Stock, Executive Director of the OWASP Foundation.

About the OWASP Foundation

Our vision - “No more insecure software.”

The Open Worldwide Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve software security. Our programming includes:

  • Community-led open-source projects, including code, documentation, and standards
  • Over 250+ local chapters worldwide
  • Tens of thousands of members and participants
  • Industry-leading educational and training conferences

We are an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to conceive, develop, acquire, operate, and maintain applications that can be trusted. Our projects, tools, documents, forums, and chapters are free and open to anyone interested in improving application security. The OWASP Foundation launched on December 1st, 2001, becoming incorporated as a United States non-profit charity on April 21, 2004.

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Media Contact

For further inquiries or to schedule an interview with Starr Brown, please contact:

Andrew van der Stock

Executive Director, [email protected], +1 510 697 9315

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