A bit about me

I am a freelance pen-tester, researcher and developer, so if you need something tested, researched or developed please get in touch.

My academic background was in general computer science and my first commercial roles were as a software developer but I've always had an interest in security and so around 2005 I started moving away from software development and more into security related areas and am now a full time security consultant primarily focussing on web applications but also skilled in most other areas.

I held the Check Team Leader - Applications qualification for three years but let it expire due to lack of use. I hold the GIAC Web Application Pen Testing (GWAPT) certificate and have an expired Assessing Wireless Networks (GAWN) gold certificate and Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) silver. My gold paper was entitled "Programming wireless security" and took a developer through installing various tools to writing an application to automate the collection of a WPA 4 way handshake.

As well as the technical hands on work I also enjoy teaching and have ran a number of courses for beginners who are getting their start in security. I am also an associate lecturer with Sheffield Hallam University where I supervise a number of student dissertations each year.

I am one of the co-founders of SteelCon, the North's Premier Hacker Con.

Outside computing I am an active triathlete currently training for my first Ironman event.

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