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About the Author:

Ryan Dewhusrt is a security researcher for InfoSec Institute and a frontline security engineer with the Integrated Security and Compliance Management specialists RandomStorm. At RandomStorm, Ryan specializes in Web application security as a member of the Security Research and Professional Security services team.

As a first year student, he developed Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA), a tool now widely used by thousands of like-minded security professionals and students to hone their skills in a legal environment.

Ryan is a frequent speaker at the meetings of the Northern Chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and other European events.

With the little remaining free time he has, Ryan likes to stay up-to-date with the latest thinking in the Web security world and share his insights with his peers via his blog (http://www.ethicalhack3r.co.uk) and Tweets (@ethicalhack3r) that have attracted a growing band of regular followers.

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