Senior Security Researcher at Sonatype.
Author at CSO Online, Bleeping Computer, CIO, Security Report, Hacker Noon, Dev.to, et al.
M.S. in Computer Science, Georgia Tech.
B.S. in Software Engineering, Drexel University
Endorsed an Exceptional Talent, a recognised leader in Tech by the British Government and frequently featured by leading media outlets like Fortune, The Register, and CIO, Ax is a Security Researcher and Engineer who holds a passion for perpetual learning. In his spare time, he loves exploiting vulnerabilities, ethically, and educating a wide range of audiences. He’s an active community member of the OWASP Foundation and the British Association of Journalists (BAJ).
Ax’s expertise lies in vulnerability research, software development, and web app security. Through responsible disclosure, he has previously exposed serious bugs and security vulnerabilities affecting national & global organisations like HM Government, Yodel, U.S. DHS, P.F. Chang’s, Planet Fitness, Comcast/Arris, Ellucian and the popular restaurant chain, Buca di Beppo.
In early 2018, Ax helped prevent a massive data breach at Georgia Tech by going public with a serious flaw that was left unpatched for over a year. He hence earned himself a place on Tech’s Vulnerability Reporters “hall of fame” page.
To consult Ax for your next big security project or for media source requests, drop him a note here.
Ax’s hobbies include working out, reading, playing piano and developing innovative, upcoming web projects.
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