Contribute

If you wish to contribute to the framework by suggesting removals, alterations, or additions, then please either:

  1. Submit a pull request with the proposed changes to the Github repository
  2. Send an email to [email protected].

The Core Contributors will review all submitted proposals for removals, alterations, and additions on a regular basis and approve, edit or reject them. Once approved (either as submitted or as ). Contributions will default to being credited. If you do not wish to be credited as a contributor below then please state as such in your communication.

If you wish to contribute or propose anything other than changes or additions to definitions then please send an email to [email protected]. This proposal will be reviewed by the Core Contributors and (if agreed to) added to the roadmap for the Blade Framework Project.

If you wish to join the Core Contributors team, then please send an email to [email protected]. Please include your name, job role, and any associated company with whom you work.

History

The framework was initially created by the Threat Research Team at Netacea. This team consisted of Matthew Gracey-McMinn, Antony Barnett, and Liam Jones. Netacea is a specialist in handling Business Logic Attacks and providing Bot Management solutions. The Project initially began to aid Netacea in the detection and mitigation of business logic threats, but quickly evolved into an open-source project sponsored by Netacea. The team analysed the extensive data gathered by Netacea, and combined it with the results of focussed research into the stages of different Business Logic Attacks. These were then used to create the basis of a first draft of the BLADE Framework.

This first draft was then shared with a variety of individuals (several of whom later joined the Core Contributors team). These individuals provided feedback including new definitions, changes to existing definitions, and removal of unnecessary definitions. Once these changes had been implemented the framework was rolled out to further individuals and began to be employed in the detection and mitigation of Business Logic Attacks in a variety of business cases. On June 16th, 2021, the BLADE Framework was formally released as an open source framework. Its goal being to provide all defenders with a tool by which to understand and improve their ability to detect and defend against Business Logic Attacks.

Original Authors

  • Matthew Gracey-McMinn; Head of Threat Research, Netacea
  • Antony Barnett; Threat Research Analyst, Netacea
  • Liam Jones; Threat Research Analyst, Netacea

Current Core Contributors

  • Matthew Gracey-McMinn; Head of Threat Research, Netacea
  • Antony Barnett; Threat Research Analyst, Netacea
  • Liam Jones; Threat Research Analyst, Netacea
  • Mark Greenwood; Chief Technical Architect, Netacea
  • Richard Plumb; Director, Anora Security Ltd
  • Simon Goldsmith; Lead for InfoSec Strategy, Programmes & Product Security, Adidas
  • Damian Rivera; Adidas
  • Bia Kulintang; Security Architect, Independent

Contributors

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Additional Thanks

  • Andy Still; Chief Technology Officer, Netacea
  • Andy Ash; Head of Operations, Netacea
  • Danielle Middleton-Wren; Head of Brand, Netacea
  • Mark Greenwood; Chief Technical Architect, Netacea
  • Phil Hagerty; Chief Platform Architect, Netacea
  • Leonardo Pizarro; Head of Digital Marketing, Netacea
  • Yasmin Dugal; Technical Writer and Webinar Manager, Netacea
  • Alex McConnell; Technical Writer & Webinar Manager, Netacea
  • Grace Hadley; Graphic Designer, Netacea
  • Matthew Jones; Legal Counsel, Netacea
  • Jonathan Care; Sr Director Analyst, Gartner