Andrés Riancho is an application security expert that currently leads the community driven, Open Source, w3af project and provides in-depth Web Application Penetration Testing services to companies around the world.
In the research field, he discovered critical vulnerabilities in IPS appliances from 3com and ISS, contributed with SAP research performed at one of his former employers and reported vulnerabilities in hundreds of web applications.
His main focus has always been the Web Application Security field, in which he developed w3af, a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework used extensively by penetration testers and security consultants. Andrés has spoken and hold trainings at many security conferences around the globe, like PhDays (Moscow), SecTor (Toronto), OWASP (Poland), CONFidence (Poland), OWASP World C0n (USA), CanSecWest (Canada), T2 (Finland) and ekoparty (Buenos Aires).
Andrés founded Bonsai, a web security focused consultancy firm, in 2009 in order to further research into automated Web Application Vulnerability detection and exploitation.
Specialties: Web Application Security, Python, IPS device evasion, Networking, Information security research in general, Software development, Agile, Scrum, Product Owner.