Stephen A. Ridley is a security researcher with more than 10 years of experience in software development, software security, and reverse engineering. He currently serves as Director of Information Security for a financial services firm. Before this, Mr. Ridley served as Senior Researcher at Matasano. Prior to that:Senior Security Architect at McAfee where he helped build the McAfee Security Architecture research group. Before that, he was a founding member of ManTech International's Security and Mission Assurance (SMA) group where he did vulnerability research and reverse engineering in support the U.S. defense and intelligence communities. He has spoken about reverse engineering and software security on every continent except Australia and Antartica (BlackHat, ReCon, Summercon, EuSecWest, Syscan and others). Mr. Ridley currently lives in Manhattan and frequently guest lectures at New York area universities such as NYU and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.