Illuminated Security’s expert training courses and consultancy services melt the barriers standing between your technical teams and success. We illuminate complex application security topics including:

  • Web and API Security
  • OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect
  • JSON Web Tokens (JWT) and alternatives
  • Modern Authentication, including WebAuthn and Passkeys
  • Cloud & Kubernetes Secrets Management
  • Applied Cryptography and Hardware Security
  • Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

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Hi, I’m Neil Madden

I’m the founder of Illuminated Security and author of API Security in Action. I have over 20 years experience as a software engineer and architect, and I am an expert in applied cryptography and application security with a PhD in Computer Science.

In 2021 I discovered a critical vulnerability in Java’s digital signature code that was called “cryptography bug of the year” and named in the Top 10 web hacking techniques of 2022 by Portswigger.

I am an active member of the OAuth working group at the IETF and the Crypto Forum Research Group at the IRTF.