30 Jun, 2014

nVisium Welcomes Seth Law as the Director of Research and Development!

by The nVisium Team

nVisium is proud to announce that Seth Law has joined our team as Director of Research and Development. Seth brings years of experience in the consulting, development and research world to nVisium. Seth will be helping shape nVisium’s consulting and products through his work with new technologies and ideas. nVisium prides itself on providing security consulting services and products for development teams. Seth’s work will ensure nVisium stays ahead of the curve.

Research and Development (R&D) at nVisium is focused on Application Security, from mobile to web applications, encompassing any aspect of security that developers are involved with. The group includes many nVisium employees, from consultants to executives, that are interested in exploring application security technologies and improving nVisium and the industry as a whole. nVisium’s internal R&D activities will be the bridge between nVisium and the security and development communities at large.

It is an exciting time to be involved in the technology industry. New and existing technologies are increasing exponentially and improving life in the process. nVisium R&D efforts will focus on these new technologies and provide tips and tools to create secure applications. Already, nVisium R&D contributors have been primary sources for multiple open source efforts, including RailsGoat, Grails.nV, and the OWASP Mobile Security Project.

In addition to continuing efforts with the projects listed above, nVisium has internal R&D projects on the roadmap with key technologies. On the top of the current stack is Swift, Apple’s new programming language for iOS and OS X development that significantly reduces the pain in learning to produce applications. Our team has been diligently learning the ropes of Swift and will be releasing videos, blog posts, and applications that target Swift security issues.

Many members of the R&D team have past experience with “enterprise” languages, such and .Net and Java. This expertise will be on display when using pseudo-scripting languages, like Scala and Groovy. While Grails.nV is a good start, additional projects have been planned to bring these newer technologies into the fold and help developers get a good grasp of risks and gotchas associated with them.

In summary, nVisium R&D is our way of staying relevant in an ever changing technology landscape, while helping the community do the same. We know that not all of the content produced may be useful to you, but would like to start a dialog with interested parties and projects. Feel free to reach out to Seth and the nVisium R&D team at research [at] nvisium.com and tell us what you think. 

nVisium Tools: http://www.nvisium.com/resources/tools OWASP Mobile Security Project:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Mobile_Security_Project