John Bock is a Senior Research Scientist for Optiv Inc., where he focuses on the emergent security landscape and threats to new, security-immature technologies. Prior to this role, John was the leader of Optiv’s Application Security practice, which provided application penetration testing and other software security services. With over 15 years of application security and pen testing experience, he’s able to provide practical strategies for addressing security challenges and employing advanced capabilities to enable security assessment and defense. Before joining Optiv John held consulting and engineering positions at Casaba Security, Foundstone and Internet Security Systems. He’s also a contributing author and technical editor for multiple security publications, including the Hacking Exposed series.