Today I stepped into a new role as a Security Researcher for BreakingPoint Systems. I will be working with the team that handles the security component of the flagship product, the BPS-1000, which is a load and security testing appliance used to test network devices such as switches, firewalls, and the types of products my previous employer produces, Intrusion Prevention (or Detection) Systems. For the most part I’ll be developing “strikes”, which are essentially attacks and exploits packaged in such a way that the product can launch them and verify whether or not the device under test has properly blocked or otherwise handled the offensive traffic. It’s a welcome change to move over to the offensive side of the game again, which is really where I’m most comfortable.
New Employer: BreakingPoint Systems