Open Raven research
& open source

Open Source at Open Raven

Who We Are

We’re a team of software engineers and security researchers who have fingerprints all over the open source world. Mark Curphey was the founder of OWASP, the Open Web Application Security project and has worked on security strategy for the Linux Foundation / CNCF. We have a full-time development team who are 100% dedicated to working on our open-source projects and who are active committers to many popular security and infrastructure tools. 

Why Open Source Matters to Us

Open source is at the core of our commercial platform. It’s so important that it shares half of our company’s name. We are the creators and maintainers of Magpie, an open-source cloud discovery and security rules engine that is the core of our commercial platform and is available as a stand alone, fully functioning open source Cloud Security Posture Manager or CSPM.  

Impact

By sharing the core of our platform we are able to provide meaningful security functionality for free back to the community. It's just the right thing to do. Our customers benefit from this transparency, being able to see the latest innovation and research that usually finds its way in the commercial products in upcoming releases. We are able to partner with the security community on ideas and joint development. 

Our Research Team

Mike Andrews

Chief Architect

First engineer at Open Raven, Engineering Manager for Azure storage, Director of Engineering for Microsoft Strategic engagement team and Bing Security Strategist. Architect at McAfee and consultant at Foundstone. PhD in computer science and assistant professor at Florida Institute of Technology. Roadie for stadium rock bands in the 90s. 

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Jason Nichols

Open Source Engineering Lead

Co-founder and Technical Engineering Lead of SourceClear, software developer at Veracode and McAfee. Worked on mesh networking and situational awareness software for the defense industry. A private pilot with a 1968 plane. 

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Tyler Szeto

Software Engineer

Former UCLA computer science major. Author of Mockingbird. Best known as the author of Dandere2x!, a popular video processing library that upscales videos into high-resolution versions. Dandere2x! Is widely used in upscaling classic Anime movies and digital comics to 4K versions and high resolution images.

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Haris Ioannou

Software Engineer

Graduate of National Technical University of Athens with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, and has his Master's/specialized in machine learning from Columbia University. During his university years he co-founded three tech startups and holds two patents in robotics.

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Tara Gould

Security Researcher

Former Security Researcher at Anomali. Worked as a developer before transitioning into threat intelligence with a focus on reverse engineering and APT groups. Graduated from University of Ulster with a bachelor's degree in software engineering, and Queens University with a master's degree in data analytics.

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Michael Ness

Security Researcher

Former Application Security Engineer at Funding Circle. A huge fan of Cloud Security Research and Bug Bounty, where he actively builds tooling for external attack surface mapping, monitoring and exploitation across a large number of target organizations.

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Jeff Binder

Security Researcher

Former Data Analyst at Nature Publishing Group and NYU School of Medicine, Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, former postdoctoral researcher at Pennsylvania State University. He is eager to apply his skills in Natural Language Processing to real-world problems and help secure data. He is the author of the forthcoming book "Language and the Rise of the Algorithm," which brings together the histories of mathematics, computer science, and linguistic thought.