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Aspect Security Overview

Columbia, MD
1 to 50 employees
2002
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Aspect Security focuses exclusively on application security. We protect the applications that run some of the largest and complex organizations in the world.

Founded in 2002, our principals are pioneers in the security industry. They were founding members of ... Read more

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Aspect Security – Why Work For Us?


Aspect Security focuses exclusively on application security. We protect the applications that run some of the largest and complex organizations in the world. 

Founded in 2002, our principals are pioneers in the security industry. They were founding members of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and created or contributed to industry-leading standards including the OWASP Top Ten, WebGoat, the Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) and the Risk Rating Methodology. We are proud of our continuing support of OWASP, whose mission to make software security visible is close to our hearts.  

Aspect is made up of team players. We’re smart, hard-working folks who want to do good by our clients. We value thoughtfulness over flash, long-term value over the quick fix.  Sound like you? Join us.

We’re a small company that works hard to provide big-company benefits. We offer health, dental, 401k, professional development and education reimbursement – and when you’re at headquarters, we provide lunch three days a week.

You’ll work with an amazing team. We cannot say enough great things about our staff. They are smart, funny, energetic and driven.

Finally, we strive to ensure a work-life balance – benefits include three weeks of vacation, comp days for demanding projects and company happy hours.

Engineers are the heart and soul of our organization. Our engineers are hands-on: executing client projects, mentoring colleagues and collaborating with operational staff.

Is Aspect Security Right for You?

You hack it.

You're passionate.

You solve puzzles.

You're experienced.

You're curious.

You communicate well.

We are developer-focused.

We solve the tough problems.

We're our own R&D team.

We work as a team.

We have fun.

We promote from within.

Our engineers all have different skill sets, but generally they are proficient with development frameworks and languages (e.g., Java, C/C++, .NET, C#) and in writing secure code. They have experience working with development team(s) that delivered commercial software or software-based services (often in development, QA testing, or security roles). They know common application security tools, (e.g., Fortify, AppScan, WebInspect).

Travel is part of the job for engineers, but we work hard to minimize it. You can expect to travel up to 50% of the time. The benefit? Frequent flyer miles!

We’re always looking for experienced application security engineers.  Join us.

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    I have been working at Aspect Security full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    There are really no major cons. It's a small company. If you prefer larger organizations then this is not the place for you.

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Aspect Security Photos

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Aspect Security Interviews

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    Web Security Engineer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Aspect Security (Baltimore, MD) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of recruiter asking from a pool of questions:
    What’s the difference between Java and Javascript?
    What are the difference between fuzzing and sniffing?
    What 1 does not fit? Coldfusion, java, asp, html
    What 1 does not fit? AES256, Blow Fish, SHA1
    Describe Cross Site Scripting
    What are some common mitigations for SQL Injection?
    Describe the common use of an application proxy for penetration testing.
    Explain the differences between a GET and POST request
    Do you have any experience with Dynamic and Static Code Analysis? Which tools have you used?
    Any advantages of using JSON instead of XML?

    Afterwards I was informed that the next step would be to talk with one of their Senior AppSec Engineers and after that step would do a practical part of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What’s the difference between Java and Javascript?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiation phase turned me off. I was told I would come onto the team as a junior. This was fine based on my experience. I was told I would be trained by a Senior Application Security Engineer for 1-3 months. What turned me off was that I would have to move all the way to the East Coast. My current salary is decent and the incentive offered here was $500 on top of what I currently make.

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Aspect Security Awards & Accolades

  • Global Excellence Award for Best Web Application Security Product, Info Security Products Guide, 2013

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