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Author Archives: Security Ninja

Giving your first security conference talk

May 9, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Ninja News and Updates   |   1 Comment

Hi, For the past few weeks, I’ve been working towards delivering a presentation at the BSides London rookie track, one which I’m now expanding into a longer talk for an OWASP Chapter Meeting being held in Dublin later this month. I don’t think anyone’s going to try tell you that speaking is not a nerve-wracking job, especially for your first try, but the few minutes of quaking in your boots is worth it for the … Read more >

ESP: Security Plugin source code

April 9, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security   |   Leave a comment

Hi, Yesterday I released the first version of ESP: Security Plugin on the social coding website GitHub. This is a very basic release, which I’m trying to solicit feedback on prior to my presentation SecurityBSides London in late April. On the preferences page, you have an option to disable ESP: Security Plugin, and also configure a location for the Source and Sink node rules. The source and sink rule locations can be left blank, in which … Read more >

SecurityBSides London: From Aphrodite to Aurora – an alternative look at Cyber Warfare

March 29, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hello everyone, As most of you must know already, another BSides London conference is just around the corner and this year amongst all the surprises, a Rookie track is going to be held for the first time. As a new comer in this field, I’m really excited to be one of the presenters on that track, having David Rook or mostly known to the world as security ninja, as my mentor! I would like to share with … Read more >

SecurityBSides London: ESP Security Plugin

March 27, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hi, We’re about a month away from the BSides London conference where I’ll be giving my first public presentation in their rookie track. Here I’ll be talking about an Eclipse plugin I’ve been developing and testing here in Realex Payments over the last few months – ESP: Security Plugin. I hope you’ll come along in order to hear me explain what static analysis is, and how I’ve discarded the standard approach of running these tools every … Read more >


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