Friday, June 08, 2007

Made InfoWorld CTO 25 for 2007

RSnake spilled the beans, but no one was more surprised than me when the call came from InfoWorld. Honestly, I didn’t what to make of it. Being listed on the InfoWorld CTO 25 next to names from top companies like VeriSign, 3Com, Motorola, and Credit Suisse is surreal. I'd also like to congratulate the other recipients.

As RSnake said, Web application security is FINALLY seen as something to take seriously. Though I’m getting a lot of the credit, which I sincerely appreciate, its taken years of tireless effort from many amazing people in the community from all over the world. The people involved with OWASP, WASC, blogs, sla.ckers.org, SANS and others have made a huge impact in raising awareness. Thanks to them generously donating their time and expertise we have the knowledge and technology required to secure websites.

There is still a lot of work to do, but we've taken the first step.

4 comments:

Bipin "3~" Upadhyay said...

Congrats Jeremiah :)
I hope to see similar recognition for others (Robert, pdp, ... dot dot dot) too. (Not that it's required; but is welcome nonetheless.)
As aptly put by Robert, ...A year ago almost no one cared about web app sec... Recognition to you guys is, in a way, a signal that WebAppSec is being taken seriously. :)

Jeremiah Grossman said...

Thank you!

I agree. Its only a matter of time before these got get the credit and praise they deserve on a larger stage. I'm just happy to have had the opportunity to work with them in the good-ol-days of webappsec!

Andrew said...

Congrats. This is quite an honor!

Jeremiah Grossman said...

Thank you. It is indeed. If you would have told me last year this would have happened... *heh*