Owen graduated in 2009 from Dundalk Institute of Technology, with a degree in Computer Applications and Support and an honours degree in IT Management specialising in web application development and networking. In 2009, Owen completed an MSc in Security & Forensic Computing from Dublin City University.
He has over 5 years experience in penetration testing working as part of a global attack & penetration team for a “Big 4” professional services company. He has in-depth experience of application and network penetration testing and has worked in this area with many local and global institutions.
Owen is Chapter Lead of the Irish Chapter of OWASP. He also lectures at the National College of Ireland in web application and network security, and secure application development.
•Web application security;
•Security source code review
•Network security; •Global penetration testing;
•Unix & Windows operating system security;
•Firewall & web application firewall security;
•Physical penetration testing;
•Hardware penetration testing (ATM)
•Secure OS penetration testing
• Chapter Lead of the OWASP Ireland board.
• Owen has participated in numerous infrastructure and application penetration testing assignments, including:
-- Internal and external infrastructure
-- Penetration testing in specialised technologies such as wireless networking and Android application security.
-- Web application and network penetration tests for major organisations in the financial services sector, consisting of ‘black-box’, ‘white-box’ and ‘grey-box’ testing.
-- Reviewed all new web applications deployed throughout a financial services organisation to ensure they conformed with security standards.
-- Performed a successful physical penetration test of a large investment bank’s premises in London City.
-- Provided IT Audit and control reviews for financial services clients.