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Robert "RSnake" Hansen (SecTheory)

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Robert Hansen (OWASP 2.0 guide contributor, OWASP AppSec US ’08 speaker)

Robert "RSnake" Hansen (CISSP) is the Chief Executive Officer of Falling Rock Networks. Falling Rock Networks creates next generation super-secure OS/Webserver stacks. Robert has been working with web application security since the mid 90’s, beginning his career in banner click fraud detection at ValueClick. Robert has worked for Cable & Wireless heading up managed security services, and at eBay as Sr. Global Product Manager of Trust and Safety, focusing on anti-phishing, anti-cross-site scripting, and anti-virus strategies. Robert also sits on the technical advisory board of Lockify. Before Falling Rock Networks and SecTheory, Robert’s career fluctuated from Sr. Security Architect to Director of Product Management for a publicly traded Real Estate company, giving him a great breath of knowledge of the entire security landscape. Robert now focuses on upcoming threats, detection circumvention and next generation security theory. Robert is probably best known for founding the web application security lab at and is more popularly known as “RSnake.” Robert is a member of WASC, IACSP, and ISSA, and contributed to the OWASP 2.0 guide.

Robert is formally an OWASP Connections Committee member and a current member of the Blackhat security conference speaker committee, the "Hack in the Box" speaker committee and the World OWASP/LASCON speaker committee. Robert is a co-author of the authoritative book “XSS Exploits: Cross Site Scripting Attacks and Defense” (Syngress) and of "Detecting Malice" (eBook).