Endorsed an Exceptional Talent, a recognised leader in Tech by the British Government and frequently featured in leading media outlets like Fortune, The Register and CIO, Ax is a Security Researcher and Engineer who holds passion for perpetual learning. In his spare time, he loves exploiting vulnerabilities, ethically and educating a wide range of audiences.
Ax’s expertise includes vulnerability research, 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 which 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. He also runs his CIO.com column titled, “The Tech Mindset” and his Medium technology blog:
- Stored Cross-Site Scripting attacks using crafted SVG imagesHow can malicious SVGs be used to exploit XSS vulnerabilities? Continue reading on AxDB » Read more »
- “Rewriting the laws” of a British Overseas territory with SQL Injection.How this security vulnerability could let anyone “rewrite the laws” of HM Government of Gibraltar. Continue reading on AxDB » Read more »
- Why TechCrunch needs to rethink its Contributor program, Extra CrunchAs a technology writer, your choice of platform greatly dictates your chances of being read. Extra Crunch goes an extra mile to kill that. Continue reading on Medium » Read more »
- How purple.com became Virgin Atlantic’s WiFi landing pageCaptive portals, domains and WiFi at 35,000 ft — a behind-the-scenes overview. Continue reading on Medium » Read more »
- Military Grade Encryption Won’t Save You, or Your BusinessWith two recent vulnerabilities making headlines this month, notably CVE-2019–14899, impacting VPNs running on Linux distros and… Continue reading on Medium » Read more »
- Introducing AxDB — a publication for firsthand vulnerability disclosuresFor times when responsible disclosure options don’t apply and the vulnerability deserves media attention, what do you do? Continue reading on AxDB » Read more »
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- IDG Contributor Network: 5 practical ways your organization can benefit from DevSecOpsIt’s right there in the moniker: DevSecOps , a portmanteau of Development, Security and Operations, implies introducing security early on – as a part of a comprehensive, agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) used by your organization, rather than doing so iteratively or waiting until after a release. Given how… Read more »
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