SUMMARY

tl;dr: A security professional (hacker / pen-tester / consultant / engineer) with a solid background in software applications development (engineering / algorithms and data structures) with an innovative entrepreneur mindset.


the longer version:

Background: As a software engineer with a wide range of technical security skills-set varying from web applications security, mobile apps testing to memory corruption exploitation. This unique combination allows me to (help) develop secure apps and spot vulnerabilities in security-critical software applications and infrastructures.

Challenge: At my previous role with the global investment group: NN-Group, I helped developer teams to deploy secure web and mobile applications, while coordinating between more than 10 different security and dev teams in more than 6 countries to find vulnerabilities in our products and make sure they get patched correctly before they are released to the end customer world wide.

Current Role: At my current role, with the global IT services provider: CGI, I am part of the Banking and Insurance Unit to help our clients with securing their applications and infrastructure. I also took initiative to build a red team to offer offensive security testing services to our clients.

Off work: In my off-work time I contribute to open source projects and software security. I'm also the usual suspect in many security conferences and CTF games.

SKILLS

0x01 Coding
  • Assembly
  • C/C++
  • Python
  • C#
  • Java
  • Objective-C
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • jQuery
0x02 Software
Visual Studio
Eclipse
GDB
Reverse Engineering
OllyDbg
IDA-Pro
Hopper
Kali security tools: nmap, burp
Metasploit
Linux, ChromeOS, Windows, Mac OS X

MY SPECIALITIES

  • Software Engineering
  • Innovation
  • Information Security

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Arabic Fluent
  • English Fluent
  • French Intermediate
  • Dutch Basic

EXPERIENCE

4
From 2013 to 2016
Security / Ethical Hacking
CGI, NN-Group, QNBN, Aman
5
From 2008 to July 2012
Software Engineering / Development
Pharmaventure, Aramex, Galfar, AddaxSoft

Recognitions

1-10
Coding Contest.
Coding Contest.
Local contest. One of the finalist.
Sharjah, UAE.
1-10
SANS UK Security Assessement.
SANS UK Security Assessement.
Local contest. One of the finalist.
London, UK.
1-10
UAE Cyber Security Cempitition.
UAE Cyber Security Cempitition.
Local contest. One of the finalist.
Dubai, UAE.
1-3
StartUP Dubai.
StartUP Dubai.
Gained Aramex Sponsorship.
Dubai, UAE..

EDUCATION

From September 2012 to September 2013.
MSc Information Security - Security Testing.
ISG Royal Holloway University of London - Surrey, UK.
From April 2012 to August 2012
MSc Information Security - Managment [visitor]
Nova SouthEastern University - Florida, USA.
From January 2007 to January 2011
BSc Computer Engineering - Software Engineering.
American University of Sharjah - Sharjah, UAE.

Hobbies & Interests

Photography
Hiking
Reading
Music
Walking
Horse Riding
Camping
Meetups