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Paco Hope

Paco Hope is a technical manager with Cigital, Inc. and has 12 years of experience in the security of gaming systems (e.g., lottery systems, online gaming, and casino gaming devices), web applications, operating systems, and embedded devices (e.g., mobile phones and smart cards).

As a consultant, his customers include MasterCard International, WMS Gaming, GTECH, FINRA (the US securities exchange regulator) and Sterling Commerce (an AT&T Company). Paco leads Cigital's efforts in online gaming security, including random number generator (RNG) certification and the SafeBetTM online gaming security certification. He co-authored the Web Security Testing Cookbook and Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security, both published by O'Reilly and Associates. Paco is also a prior co-chair of VERIFY, an international conference on software testing.