Isaac Dawson

Isaac Dawson

Isaac Dawson is a Senior Security Research at Veracode, where he researches attacks and methods for creating a next generation application security scanner. This cutting edge research has led to advancements in Veracode’s automated web scanner’s ability to identify and exploit security issues. He has developed numerous internal systems containing thousands of variations of web vulnerabilities for use in ensuring the greatest amount of scanner coverage.

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  • AngularJS Expression Security Internals
    June 25, 2015 | By Isaac Dawson

    Introduction: As part of my research duties I tasked myself with becoming more familiar with the newer MVC frameworks, the most interesting one was AngularJS. I wanted to share with everyone my process for analyzing the expression functionality built in to AngularJS as I feel it's a pretty…

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  • Guidelines for Setting Security Headers
    March 12, 2014 | By Isaac Dawson

    As part of our Alexa Top 1 Million Security Headers post series, it is not uncommon to have to go back and re-read specifications to determine which header values are valid. While there are numerous sites that detail the various headers and what they do, there isn't a central place that gives…

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  • Golang's Context Aware HTML…
    December 6, 2013 | By Isaac Dawson

    Golang is a new open source programming language that is growing in popularity. Since I am getting bored of Python, I decided to begin studying it. While I'm really enjoying it as a language, I was completely caught off guard when I started reading about Golang's built in HTML templating package. I…

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  • How Code Rot Can Lead to Vulnerabilities
    February 22, 2011 | By Isaac Dawson

    As a web developer you’re always told you need to keep up to date on the latest and greatest technologies. Usually this is for creating applications which can take advantage of new technologies to deliver a better experience to your users. However, I think there is another angle to this, in…

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