SecAppDev 2024 Faculty

Neil Madden

Founder and CEO, Illuminated Security Ltd

Neil Madden is the founder and CEO of Illuminated Security and the author of API Security in Action. Neil was previously the Security Architect for ForgeRock, and is an active contributor to the OAuth and JOSE Working Groups at the IETF. In 2021, Neil discovered a critical vulnerability in Java's elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA), which was dubbed the "cryptography bug of the year" and named as one of the top 10 web hacking techniques of 2022. Neil has a PhD in Computer Science and lives in the Cotswolds, England with his wife and daughter.

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