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I may be new to the team, but I’m (reasonably) old to the game. My name is Tyler Shields and I’m the latest addition to the Veracode research team. I started at Veracode in September 2008 as a Senior Security Researcher and have been immediately thrown into the fire. Working for a fast paced, highly energetic company like Veracode, keeps you busy and challenges you every day. I plan to blog on the most interesting pieces of my work with Veracode and hope that you find it enlightening or at the very least entertaining.
In the past I have worked as the security engineer at a .com startup, as an incident response and forensics specialist for the United States Postal Service (think HUGE network), and most recently as a security consultant for @stake and Symantec. I have consulted on engagements for Fortune 500 companies, most major financial institutions, and the highest levels of the United States government. As a consultant my focus was on anything related to application security including, application penetration assessments, product security assessments, secure development lifecycle consulting, and secure application architecture engagements. I lead the @stake/Symantec Application Security Center of Excellence that was used to help guide the knowledge of the global consulting team. I also spent time as the lead for the Symantec Vulnerability Research program in which a number of interesting vulnerabilities were discovered and publicly released. In my spare time I enjoy reverse engineering and malware research. I recently completed my graduate degree in Information Security/Computer Science from James Madison University in Virginia.
So… Here’s to a new job, a new blog poster, and of course lots of fun to come.