Allison Nixon does penetration testing and incident response, either assisting companies in post-compromise situation, or compromising them. She gained an interest in security by cheating at video games, but quickly learned that the only way to make real gold is to work for a real company. She is intensely interested in all facets of security and continues to perform security research spanning any and all topics. Allison is a regular host on the Paul’s pauldotcom podcast, has spoken at B-Sides Boston 2013, local OWASP meetings, and sits on the executive board of MalShare. She also designed the electronics and software for the laser maze at the 2012 Braintank conference. And, She is just plain awesome!