Monday, November 14, 2016
Statement on Matt Harrigan and The Gateway Pundit
Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit ran an article discussing threats made on Facebook by Matthew Harrigan to Donald Trump which incorrectly identified Harrigan as a current OWASP Board Member. Harrigan is not now, nor was he ever on the OWASP Global Board of Directors. The evidence Hoft used for this assertion was Harrigan's LinkedIn profile which correctly shows that he served as a board member for the San Diego Chapter from July 2009 to 2011. Harrigan does not currently lead any OWASP chapter. OWASP has asked The Gateway Pundit and Jim Hoft to correct the article and retract the statement.
OWASP is a worldwide open source security non-profit and as such does not take any political stance whatsoever. From time to time OWASP can speak on issues directly concerning application and cyber security. OWASP's Code of Conduct directly forbids threats and harassment of any kind in OWASP spaces and OWASP does not condone such behavior elsewhere.