John Bergbom is a Senior Security Researcher on Forcepoint’s Special Investigations team within Forcepoint Security Labs. He investigates a range of topics ranging from malware analysis and reverse engineering to the security implications of new technologies. From previous roles, he has extensive experience with penetration testing (mostly infrastructure and web), binary analysis, development of proof-of-concept exploits, and software development (mostly in C, Python, and Java).
John brings deep understanding not only of common vulnerability classes but also how criminals exploit vulnerabilities. For example, John goes far beyond the simple knowledge that “SQL injection is bad” but understands exactly how a SQL-injection could be turned into a successful compromise. This allows him to guide the development of Forcepoint products, improving their protections for customers.