Altaz Valani is the Research Director at Security Compass responsible for managing the overall research vision and team. Prior to joining Security Compass, Altaz was a Senior Research Director at Info-Tech Research Group providing CIOs, IT managers, Directors, and Senior Managers with trusted advice and analysis around application development – including Agile, Cloud, Mobile, and the overall SDLC. Other past roles include Senior Manager at KPMG, and various positions where he worked side by side with senior-level stakeholders to drive business value through software development.
As a Senior Security Researcher at Security Compass, Aaron Hnatiw is constantly looking into the future to find ways to secure the world of tomorrow. Whether that's through security automation, blockchain technology, or machine learning/artificial intelligence, he's always working on the leading edge of information security. He has helped secure organizations large and small as a security consultant, having worked with both fortune 100 and boutique clients. His background in the technology field has covered a wide range of roles, including system administrator, software developer, network engineer, and college professor in application security. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys writing security tools and contributing to the open source community.
Vishal Asthana, CISSP has been with Security Compass for over 4 years, as a Regional Director for the company’s India Operations until mid-2017, and now our Director of Customer Solutions. He designed and co-presented SecureMe Droid app at OWASP’s flagship AppSec USA (2015). He was also OWASP Delhi Chapter’s lead for nearly 2 years. He continues to represent Security Compass in SAFECode as a member of the Technical Leadership Team. Prior to joining Security Compass, he was a part of Symantec’s central product security team as a Senior Principal Security Engineer. He possesses over 15 years of work experience in various Information Security domains, of which the past 10 years have been in Application Security.https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishalasthana/
Mina has several years of experiences in IT field and is particularly attuned to the need of enterprise level software which demands dependability and well-developed security characteristics. She has Masters in IT Security and a Bachelor degree of engineering in IT Business. In her current position as an application security researches at Security Compass, she provides different researches and secure development techniques in various security and privacy contexts.
Farbod H Foomany is lead application security researcher (technical lead) at security compass. He has a bachelor degree in electrical engineering (control systems), Masters degree in artificial intelligence and robotics, and has completed a PhD with main research on security aspects of using voice-print and other biometrics in criminological and security applications. Farbod is currently involved in projects that aim to investigate and formulate security and privacy requirements of software development in various contexts. Farbod has published and presented his work on signal processing and security in several conferences and journals such IEEE conferences/journals, ISACA journal, crime science conference, OWASP AppSec conference, and IAPP conference.
A complete tech enthusiast, who likes to learn new technologies. With his expertise in Application Security, Ankit works as Associate Security Consultant for Security Compass. A speaker, presenter, and a blogger, Ankit has a diverse background in writing informational blogs during his association with TO THE NEW Digital (last firm). He is a nature lover, photography enthusiast and avid follower of governance. Being in application security domain, Ankit also takes an interest in RTI activism and carry it as a skill with RTI certifications.Expertise: Penetration Tester, OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities understanding, detection, and remediation. Blogger, Bug Bounty enthusiast, One of the Top rated writer on Quora: The Most Viewed Writer in Web Application Security, The Most Viewed Writer in Pentest, Second Most Viewed Writers in Network Security. Featured in Hall of Fame of EFF, GM, HTC, Sony, Mobikwik, AT&T, PagerDuty and many others. He is a chapter leader of Peerlyst Delhi NCR Chapter. Special mention and a note of thank for posting the first SecLink on the platform Sectivenet."