Wes Brown is a long-time network security practitioner who specializes in code reviews, web application assessments, penetration testing, and tools development. Prior to joining Accuvant as a senior security consultant, Wes worked for Internet Security System's X-Force Consulting team. He conducted hundreds of penetration tests and web application assessments for ISS clients ranging from the smallest to Fortune 500 companies. He was also responsible for many of the in-house tools that helped the external assessment consulting practice succeed. He also can be frequently seen at industry conferences, having spoken at Defcon in the past. In founding Ephemeral Security, Wes hopes to advance the state of the art in network security by doing innovative and original research work. When not conducting consulting work, he has spent the last year and half on the Mosquito Environment along with other members of his company. Currently, he is hard at work as one of Accuvant's lead consultants which gives him an opportunity to test the tools and environments that is developed as part of Ephemeral Security's research efforts. He does the majority of the automation and tools that streamlines the assessment practice's engagements, increasing quality while reducing turnaround time. Of course, Wes also does conventional consulting with a keen focus on code reviews and application assessments.