Dan Cornell has over twelve years of experience architecting and developing web-based software systems. As Principal of Denim Group, he leads the organization’s technology team overseeing methodology development and project execution for Denim Group’s customers. He also heads the Denim Group security research team, investigating the application of secure coding and development techniques to the improvement of web-based software development methodologies.

Dan Cornell has performed as the CTO of BrandDefense, as founder and Vice President of Engineering for Atension prior to its acquisition by Rare Medium, Inc. and as the Vice
President, Global Competency Leader for Rare Medium’s Java and Unix Competency Center. Cornell has also developed simulation applications for the Air Force with Southwest
Research Institute.

In March 1999, Texas Monthly Magazine named Cornell and his partners, Sheridan Chambers and Tyson Weihs, to its list of 30 “Multimedia Whizzes Under Thirty” doing business in
Texas. He has published papers on topics ranging from data security to high-end graphical simulations, as well as an IBM Redbook on building server-side Java applications for the Linux platform. He has also been published by the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Society of Computing Simulation International.

Dan was the founding coordinator and chairman for the Java Users Group of San Antonio (JUGSA) and is currently the San Antonio Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) chapter leader, a member of the OWASP Global Membership Committee and a co-lead of the OWASP Open Review Project. Dan also serves on the advisory board of Trinity University’s Department of Computer Science. He is a recognized expert in the area of web application security for SearchSoftwareQuality.com and the primary author of Sprajax, Denim Group’s open source tool for assessing the security of AJAX-enabled web applications.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Computer Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity University.