Ben Walther is a consultant at Cigital. He has a hand in both normal Quality Assurance and Software Security. Day to day, he designs and executes security tests - and so he understands the need for simple recipes in the hectic QA world. He has also given talks on web application testing tools to members of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Through Cigital, he tests systems ranging from financial data processing to slot machines. Mr. Walther has a B.S. in Information Science from Cornell University and currently lives in Los Angeles.
"Web Security Testing Cookbook does a good job of assisting developers and testers in their quest to improve the way Web applications are deployed and to protect the precious data that resides on their Web sites. Those developers and quality assurance testers who are not already familiar with and practicing effective security design strategies should read this book and apply the recipes found therein."
--Don Fergus, Security Management
"Aimed for web developers and software testers, this cookbook provides a wealth of ideas on mangling with web applications - the hands-on way. "
--Mirko Zorz, Help Net Security