Mark Arnold helps run a very successful OWASP chapter in Boston. In this extended discussion, I talk with Mark about why the chapter is doing so well, what lessons others could learn from his chapter's success and what he would like to see happen to gain a broader audience for the group. About Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is Director of Information Security for PTC, a global leader helping companies achieve and sustain service and product advantage. He has served in various security roles and capacities across multiple industries and as a security consultant. Mark continues to provide leadership by serving on a mix of technology (OWASP Boston, Risk I/O/CISO Advisor) and community boards. He helped launch the Boston Application Security Conference, an OWASP event, as a way to promote application security to local area college/university and secondary school students. Mark advocates bridging the digital and technical divide, supporting various STEM initiatives and encouraging increased minority and gender representation in the security field and its disciplines. He holds a BSEE from Stanford University, MDiv from Princeton Seminary, AM/PhD degrees from Harvard University, and industry certifications.