Meet The Authors

Neil Bergman - Author - Mobile Hacking ExposedNeil Bergman is a senior security consultant at Cigital. He has been involved in leading and conducting penetration testing, code review, and architecture risk analysis of critical applications for industry-leading financial and software companies. Neil has conducted security assessments on a multitude of mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, and RIM in addition to conducting numerous assessments against web services, web applications, and thick clients. His primary areas of interest include mobile and web application vulnerability discovery and exploitation. Neil graduated from James Madison University with a master’s degree in Computer Science and received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.


Mike Stanfield - Author - Mobile Hacking ExposedMike Stanfield joined Cigital in 2012 as a security consultant. As part of Cigital’s mobile security practice, Mike has specialized in application security assessments and penetration testing involving the iOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms, and has been involved with the development and delivery of Cigital’s mobile software security training offerings. He also has experience working with mobile payment platforms, including GlobalPlatform/Java Card applet security and development. Prior to joining Cigital, Mike was the head of Information Technology for the Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University. He also worked as a grant analyst for the Office of Research Administration at Indiana University, where he was involved with the development of the open source Kuali Coeus project. Currently residing in Manhattan, Mike studied Security Informatics at Indiana University and holds a bachelor’s in Anthropology from Indiana State University.


Jason Rouse - Author - Mobile Hacking ExposedJason Rouse brings over a decade of hands-on security experience after plying his craft at many of the leading companies in the world. He is currently a member of the team responsible for the security of Bloomberg LP’s products and services, exploring how to reinvent trusted computing and deliver on the promise of ubiquitous biometrics. Jason is passionate about security, splitting his time between improving Bloomberg’s security capabilities and contributing to cutting-edge security projects around the world. In his spare time, he has chaired the Financial Services Technology Consortium committee on Mobile Security and worked to elevate mobile security through his professional contributions. Prior to his work at Bloomberg, Jason was a principal consultant at Cigital, Inc., an enterprise software security consulting firm. He performed many activities at Cigital, including creating the mobile and wireless security practice, performing architecture assessments, and being a trusted advisor to some of the world’s largest development organizations. Prior to Cigital, Jason worked with Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security Research Lab, creating next-generation mobile authentication and authorization frameworks and expanding the state of the art in computer security. Currently residing in Manhattan, Jason holds both a BCS and MCS from Dalhousie University, Canada.


Joel Scambray - Author - Mobile Hacking ExposedJoel Scambray is a Managing Principal at Cigital, a leading software security firm established in 1992. He has assisted companies ranging from newly minted startups to members of the Fortune 500 address information security challenges and opportunities for over 15 years.
Joel’s background includes roles as an executive, technical consultant, and entrepreneur. He co-founded and led information security consulting firm Consciere before it was acquired by Cigital in June 2011. He has been a Senior Director at Microsoft Corporation, where he provided security leadership in Microsoft’s online services and Windows divisions. Joel also co-founded security software and services startup Foundstone, Inc., and helped lead it to acquisition by McAfee in 2004. He previously held positions as a manager for Ernst & Young, security columnist for Microsoft TechNet, editor at large for InfoWorld Magazine, and director of IT for a major commercial real estate firm.
Joel is a widely recognized writer and speaker on information security. He has co-authored and contributed to over a dozen books on IT and software security, many of them international bestsellers. He has spoken at forums including Black Hat, as well as for organizations including IANS, CERT, CSI, ISSA, ISACA, SANS, private corporations, and government agencies including the FBI and the RCMP.
Joel holds a BS from the University of California at Davis, an MA from UCLA, and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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