Danny Allan is director of security research with IBM Rational. Danny came to Rational through the acquisition of web application security and compliance leader Watchfire in July 2007 and brings with him more than seven years of business and security technology-related experience including penetration testing and internal system remediation for one of Canada's biggest universities. In his role as a security researcher he is closely involved with enterprise global customer deployments, researching and evaluating technologies and helping define and recommend strategic directions.
Danny has held several critical customer facing positions, including Team Lead, Consulting Services and Sales Engineer. Danny has published several whitepapers and articles and participates in industry working groups. He has also spoken at security events and is often called upon by key media including Associated Press, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal for his opinions regarding web application security.