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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: 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 >

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   |   6 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 During the last six months I’ve been to my first security conference, learned about a myriad of tools that … Read more >


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