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SecurityBSides London: The Realex Payments Application Security story

March 26, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, I hope some of you have found our security month blog posts and infographics on the Realex Payments blog useful and today I’m going to tell you about a security talk I’m giving on the 24th April in London. I will be speaking at the SecurityBSides London conference for the third time after being selected to speak in 2011 and 2012. In the past I’ve always submitted technical talks to security conferences but this year … Read more >

Getting started in Application Security

January 3, 2013  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security   |   3 Comments

Hi all, Six months ago today I started work at Realex Payments as an application security analyst. I was hired straight out of college, and as a student I didn’t have much opportunity to experience real-world security but I did have a long-standing interest and a bit of experience playing about on wargame sites like HackThisSite.org. During the last six months I’ve been to my first security conference, learned about a myriad of tools that … Read more >

It’s nearly time for HackEire at Realex Payments

November 26, 2012  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security, Hacking, Ninja News and Updates   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, I just wanted to write a quick blog post to remind people it’s nearly time for HackEire here at Realex Payments! It seems a long time ago since we first announced we were working with Mark Hillick and 7Elements to host HackEire but now it’s nearly time for the hacking! As I mentioned in our announcement last month Mark Hillick will be bringing a modified version of his HackEire CTF for attendees to … Read more >

Eclipse Static Analysis Plugin

October 16, 2012  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Application Security   |   2 Comments

Hi everyone, My colleague Diarmaid McManus will be writing today’s blog post about a security plugin for Eclipse he has been working on. Diarmaid works in the Application Security team at Realex Payments as an Application Security Analyst. For the past while I’ve been working on an Eclipse plugin to bring static analysis security testing (SAST) to the IDE in real time, aiming to alert developers to possible security bugs as early as possible during … Read more >

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