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Mozilla is worthy of your trust.

I love working at Mozilla.

That is all there is to say about it.  I work on stuff I like, I work with people who are smarter than me, and that teach me new things all the time.  They tolerate my social peculiarities without making me feel bad for being a little less social and different than other people.  These are the things that make me like my job.

The reason I love working at Mozilla is because of community.  I have spent the last 10 years of my career trying to participate in and develop communities around security, privacy ...

Why is that shiny new browser more secure?

Disclosure: As of November, 2015 I left Mozilla, but still think they do a great job of security :)

Disclosure: I work at Mozilla in application security.  I don't work much on Firefox, and am more focused on web apps and services.  In a given week I will split my time between Firefox (Release, Beta, Aurora, and Nightly), and Chrome (windows) Chromium (linux), Safari, Internet Explorer because in order to make the right recommendations for web developers and users I need to understand how they *use* the web.  I am putting this on my personal blog because it is my ...

Introducing Minion

Minion is a platform developed by the Security Automation team at Mozilla to enable integration and adoption of automated security testing that has been under development for the past year.

The platform allows any team to set up the basic requirements to perform automated scanning and testing of websites and services by providing sensible defaults for plugins that enable scanning of many types of web applications and services.

With the 0.3 release of Minion there are several milestones that have been achieved that have allowed us to start using Minion internally across our development community, quality assurance, and security ...

A Year Past Due

Today marks the two year anniversary since I started at Mozilla.  It has been an awesome experience so far!

I really should have written a blog post last January, but things were just too busy!  We were ramping up for a number of cool projects, in the midst of a fairly large re-org, and Mozilla was also gearing up to announce Firefox OS (B2G then) at Mobile World Congress.

The last two years have been full of change and growth for the Web, Mozilla, and me!  Since the beginning of 2011 there has been a rapid growth in the HTML5 ...

Minion - Why, What, and How

Once we get where we want to with Minion, we will talk more about what we plan to do with it within Mozilla, both through a public webcast, and on the Mozilla Security blog, but right now we just aren't ready for it. Instead, I will explain Minion, and lay out my personal goals for the project.


At Mozilla I work with a team of really bright people who are working hard on some of the challenges of building secure software and managing the IT security related risks associated with a high-profile open source project. One of the ...