BSidesSF: Josh Shaul on Security and Hacktivism

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Josh Shaul took a few minutes out of his busy schedule during the BSides San Francisco event to discuss security issues surrounding the mounting threats posed by rogue hacktivist activities.

As the Chief Technology Officer with Application Security, Inc., Josh is responsible for the overall direction of the organization’s technical strategy, which includes responsibility for the product portfolio - AppDetectivePro for auditors and IT advisors, and its flagship solution DbProtect for the enterprise.


During his tenure at AppSec, Josh has held positions in product management, engineering, sales and technical strategy. Prior to AppSec, Josh was Director, Worldwide Systems Engineering with SafeNet, Inc. working on the industry's first complete IPsec accelerator chip.

In his five years with SafeNet, he was responsible for the design, development and enhancement of SafeNet's embedded security solutions, covering a wide range of applications.

Josh is the foremost security policy and standards guru at the firm, with additional expertise in U.S. and Canadian Federal governments (both military and civilian), trusted computing and application-level security issues.

He is the author of the acclaimed Practical Oracle Security: Your Unauthorized Guide to Relational Database Security, which received resoundingly positive critical reviews.

He's presented at numerous global technology conferences including Microsoft TechEd, McAfee FOCUS, InfoSec World, WhiteHatWorld, Computer Security Institute, GFirst, IOUG COLLABORATE, several Oracle Users Group conferences, Federal Information Assurance Technology Forum, OWASP, Federal Information Security Conference, and FS-ISAC.

Josh holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

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