Jeff Forristal

Security technology professional

I am a security technology professional with over a decade of experience in the security industry. I have operated in technical contributor roles and a strategic business roles. Throughout my professional career I have been responsible for conceiving new service offerings, developing industry-first and market-leading product features, and driving research into new industry areas relating to security. I am an accomplished writer having written multiple features and cover-story articles for Network Computing and Secure Enterprise magazines; I am also a contributing author to multiple books. Under the pseudonym “Rain Forest Puppy,” I have been recognized as an industry expert in web application security and was responsible for noted industry landmarks including the first responsible security disclosure policy and the first intelligent web application scanner. I have presented my research in many forums, from established security events like BlackHat and CanSecWest to smaller regional conferences around the world.

My full curriculum vitae is available online at LinkedIn.


Recent Works

The latest happenings I've had a hand in

20 Mar 2012: My CanSecWest 2012 slides are now posted.

2 Mar 2012: I just launched LoLA (Low Level Access) on Google Code. LoLA is a linux kernel module + programming APIs for hardware research and driver prototyping.

1 Mar 2012: I will be speaking at CanSecWest 2012 on March 8th regarding hardware involved software attacks.

17 Dec 2011: I have released a new research paper, Hardware Involved Software Attacks.

A full list of all my publications and past speaking engagements are detailed on the various pages linked by the menu on the left.