Patrick Laverty is a member of the Global Services Penetration Testing Team at Rapid7, a company headquartered in Boston, MA. Previously, Patrick was the team lead of the Security Incident Response Team for Akamai Technologies in Cambridge. Patrick is the main organizer of two local security meeting groups, the Rhode Island chapter of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and Defcon401, the Rhode Island chapter of the annual Las Vegas hacker conference. He has spoken at many conferences about web application security, including the Security BSides conferences in Boston, New York City and Baltimore.
For twelve years, he was an application developer for Brown University’s Computing and Information Services department. Lastly, way back in history, Patrick was a Sun Microsystems certified Java instructor where he taught object-oriented programming to professionals.