About Me

I am a security technology professional with over 15 years experience in the security industry. I have operated as technical contributor, technical team lead, and executive/CTO roles. My background includes all things security, spanning across software, firmware, hardware, cloud, networking, operations/IT and physical access control. 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 documented discovery of SQL injection, 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 RSA, BlackHat and CanSecWest to smaller regional conferences around the world.

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