David Litchfield , Founder and Chief Scientist, NGS Software
David Litchfield is the founder and Chief Research Scientist of NGSSoftware Ltd, a U.K. based security solutions provider. He is the co-author of "The Database Hacker's Handbook", "The Shellcoder's Handbook", "SQL Server Security" and "Special Ops". He has lectured both the National Security Agency in the U.S. and G.C.H.Q. in the U.K. on emerging threats and information assurance.
He is a regular speaker at the Black Hat Security Briefings and has also presented at Microsoft Bluehat and Microsoft TechEd. Previously he was the Director of Security Architecture of @stake, since accquired by Symantec and the founder and Managing Director of Cerberus Information Security Ltd, which was accquired by @stake in July 2000. At NGSSoftware, as well as conducting research into new computer vulnerability, David has designed and help develop NGSSQuirreL, a powerful tool for advanced database
vulnerability and risk assessment.
Mark Litchfield, Director, NGS Research
Mark Litchfield was jointly voted the 'Best Bug Hunter' for computer security vulnerability discovery (with his brother David) and is one of the six founding members of NGSSoftware.
With his vast experience of network and application penetration testing, Mark has discovered and published over 200 major security vulnerabilities in many different products, including most notably Apache, Microsoft Internet Information Server, Oracle database server and Microsoft SQL Server. In every case where Mark has found vulnerabilities, he has worked closely with the affected vendors in order to develop solutions that will protect their customers. Mark is also currently involved with the business development side of NGS.