Updated May 26, 2017

Abbas
Naderi Afooshteh

@AbiusX

Profile

Professional hacker, information security researcher and scientist, philosopher, entrepreneur, full-time husband.

Contanct

Phone Number
927 Huntwood Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Address
Email
abiusx.com
Website
S/MIME and PGP Public Key

Skills/Interests

  • Computer Science
    • Information Security
    • Cryptography
    • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
    • Game Development
    • Web Development
    • Consultation
    • DevOps
  • Humanities
    • Philosophy
    • Epistemology
    • Game Theory
    • Journalism
    • History
    • Project Management
  • Teaching
  • Hacking & APT
  • Cognitive Sciences

Open Source Projects

The PHP Emulator written in PHP.
Typing library for PHP5 code.
Qt Bindings for PHP
A lightweight PHP web and cli application framework.
Automated attacks against taint-inference protected systems.
Robust and secure PHP framework (since PHP 4.0).
L3D
3D L-System for generating 3D trees and bushes from simple rules
Extract sinks and fragments from PHP applications (e.g. Wordpress).
OpenCL (realtime) implementation of patch match image processing algorithm (Python and C)
OpenCL (realtime) implementation of seam carving image resizing algorithm
Secure role based access control libraries.
A deliberately insecure web application developed using PHP to teach web application security
Allows people with lots of friends to filter their lists, something that facebook does not allow.
Single-file dependency-free CAPTCHA library.
Wordpress SQL Injection Lab, for testing and automating sql injection research on Wordpress.
Binary distributions of PyQt for MacOS
A C++/SCM B+ Tree implementation
2D Game Engine on top of Qt Framework
Network and packet sniffing utility.
MicroPiper
A duplex piping utility for Windows 98
APEngine
A Turbo C++ game engine used in several student projects
Automated C++ programming environment for teaching computer programming.

Open Source Participation

The open source cloud computing infrastructure, one of the most active open source projects I've ever seen.
The open source cloud computing infrastructure, one of the most active open source projects I've ever seen.
open source encrypted SQLite database, very mature.
High level open source kernel of Mac OS X.
Open source fork of Darwin for x86 IBM-PC.
Open source educational security application.
Enterprise security API framework.
OWASP ASVS
Application security verification standard.

Skills

Programming Languages

C
C++
PHP
Python
Java
C#
ASM
Haskell
JS
SQL
HTML
CSS

Computer Skills

Hacking
Network Security
Web Security
Crypto
Code Audit
Malware Analysis
Kernel Hacking

Operating Systems

MacOS
Debian
Windows
Gentoo
BSD

Database Systems

MySQL
SQLite
SQLServer
Postgres
Oracle
MongoDB

Version Control

SVN
GIT
CVS

IDE

VIM
Sublime
Eclipse
XCode
VS
QTC

Languages

Farsi
English
Arabic
Japanese
Hebrew
French

More

IQ: 148 Certified by International High IQ Society, 28 March 2012

Employment

Google
Software Engineer [Intern]
Apr 2017 - Present

Developing shared filesystem capability for Chrome OS containers, enabling native apps executed under Chrome OS containers to access user data.

Kernel Development, NFS, Virtualization, DevOps, Security, Jailing, Gentoo Build System, Git, Gerrit

ZDResearch
Co-founder and CIO
Feb 2013 - Feb 2015

ZDResearch is a cyber security research and training firm, specializing in vulnerability detection, assessment, analysis and mitigation as well as advanced cyber security training.

Management, Sales, Marketing, Advertisement, Training Workflow, Digital Rights Management, Web Application Security, Reverse Engineering, Exploit Development, Penetration Testing

Etebaran Informatics
Founder and CIO
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013

Etebaran informatics is a high-tech IT firm located in Tehran and Karaj, providing IT solutions ranging from web hosting services to enterprise software and security solutions.

OWASP
Iran Chapter Leader
Mar 2007 - Jan 2016

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an online community which creates freely-available articles, methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies in the field of web application security. I have been leading several teams and projects at OWASP, as well as the Iran chapter.

Smart Systems
Software Project Manager
Apr 2011 - Sep 2012

Smart Systems develops enterprise solutions for Iran's critical infrastructure. I lead the one million man-hour enterprise solution that revolutionized Iran's customs and increased its revenue by 800%.

Etebaran
CIO
Apr 2008 - Sep 2011

Etebaran is the parent company of Etebaran Informatics (although the two are separate entities now). Most of Etebaran's activities is focused on urban development.

Iran Railways
Head of Software Security
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

Leading the software security team of Iran's national railway company, with more than 15000 employees and 11000 endpoints.

Iran Ministry of Culture
Video Game Ratings
Apr 2005 - Oct 2007

The national video game and software rating standard was developed in our team, and implemented throughout the country in this duration.

IRboost.com
Founder
Jun 2011 - Present

IRboost is an anti-filter privacy and performance enhancing technology providing Middle-Eastern countries with faster and less restrictive Internet access.

Hack Dat Kiwi
Founder
July 2015 - Present

Hack Dat Kiwi is a new CTF (Capture the Flag hacking competition) brand focusing on real-world quality competitions with reserved bragging rights.

Education

University of Virginia
Computer Science
PhD
2013 - Present
PhD Proposal (8/28/2015): Defeating Injection Attacks on Web Applications using Practical Threat Modeling and Hybrid Taint Inference
Advisor: Jack Davidson
Chair: John Knight
Committee: David Evans, R Sekar, Barry Horowitz
Carnegie Mellon University
Information Security
Master of Science
2013 - 2013
Sharif University of Technology
Computer Software Engineering
Master of Science
2012 - 2013
National University of Iran
Computer Software Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering
2006 - 2011
Allmeh Helli Highschool
Mathematics and Physics
2002 - 2006
Allmeh Helli Middle School
Mathematics and Physics
1999 - 2002
GRE: 1310 167 (Quantitative), 153 (Verbal), 3.0 (Writing) - 10/2010
TOEFL: 117 IBT Reading 30/30, Listening 30/30, Speaking 28/30, Writing 29/30 - 14 Jan 2012
IELTS: 8.0 Listenning 8, Reading 9, Writing 7, Speaking 7.5 - 19 Nov 2011

Talks & Workshops

  1. Taintless - Defeating Taint-Powered Protection Techniques Black Hat USA 2014 Conference
  2. Trusting the PKI Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, October 2013
  3. Modern Media Security 3rd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2009 (OWASP Certified)
  4. General Security in Cyberspace 3rd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2009
  5. General Security in Cyberspace 2nd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2008
  6. General Security in Cyberspace Iran's National TV, IRIB7, 3 Sessions
  7. Participating in Open Source Communities 3rd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2009
  8. Software & Media Protection 3rd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2009
  9. Media Lock Methods 2nd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2008
  10. Western Games Pathology 3rd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2009
  11. Moodle Open Source LMS 3rd International Digital Media Fair of Tehran, 2009
  12. Game Development Workshop Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, Feb 2007
  13. Game Development Workshop Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, Feb 2008
  14. Game Development Workshop Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, Jan 2009
  15. Analysis of University Ranking Methodologies Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, Dec 2007
  16. Disk I/O In Visual Basic 6 Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, Dec 2007
  17. HTML Workshop Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, March 2008
  18. CSS Workshop Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, March 2008
  19. GUI Programming Concept & Practice Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, April 2010
  20. Version Control Systems Theory & Practice Shahid Beheshti University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Derpartment, Jun 2010
  21. Secure Application Development Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, IT Branch, Nov 2007
  22. CLASP Security Model Bandar Abbas, Smart Customs Program, Jul 2011
  23. Epistemologic Information Security Tarbiat Moalem (Kharazmi) University, April 2012

Teaching Experience

  1. Graduate Defense Against the Dark Arts University of Virginia, Computer Science Department, Spring 2017, 4 Sessions
  2. Elementary Cryptography Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2006, 10 Sessions
  3. Elementary Cryptography Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2006, 10 Sessions
  4. Information Security & Cryptography Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2008, 10 Sessions
  5. Web Development Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2008, 25 Sessions
  6. 3D Game Development Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2007, 10 Sessions
  7. Cryptography & Information Security Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2010, 7 Sessions
  8. Web Development & Engineering Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2010, 8 Sessions
  9. Modern Web Development Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2011, 3 Sessions
  10. Operating System Labs Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2011, 16 Sessions
  11. Database System Labs Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2011, 16 Sessions
  12. APT Security & Hacking Private Contractor, Fall 2011, 10 Sessions
  13. CEH Private Contractor, Spring 2011, 20 Sessions
  14. Operating Systems Labs Sharif University of Technology, Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2013

Publications

  1. Abbas Naderi-Afooshteh, Anh Nguyen-Tuong, Mandana Bagheri-Marzijarani, Jason D. Hiser, Jack W. Davidson Joza: Hybrid Taint Inference for Defeating Web Application SQL Injection Attacks, The Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2015.
  2. Javad Zandi, Abbas Naderi-Afooshteh LRBAC: Flexible function-level hierarchical role based access control for Linux, 12th International Iranian Society of Cryptology Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ISCISC), 2015.
  3. Sajjad Arshad, Abbas Naderi, Comparison of Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks, 3rd World Conference on Information Technology (WCIT), 2012.
  4. DNS Hijacking via DNS Rebinding Won $2000 innovative article of the year award, took 6 months to develop and demonstrate.
  5. Secure Web Application Development Framework My BS thesis describing web techonologies from a security perspective and providing a framework to approach and use them in a means of minimizing security risks.

Whitepapers

  1. Fast & Flexible NIST Level 2 Role Based Access Control jrbac, the de-facto RBAC standard in theory.
  2. OWASP ASVS Persian Native Persian version of application security verification standard.
  3. Qt Quick Tutorial
  4. Iran Rankings in the World
  5. Untouched Usages of XOR
  6. Birthday Paradox in Breadth
  7. Feminism in Western Games
  8. Turbo C++ 2D Game Development
  9. Index of Conincidences
  10. An Introduction to Cryptography (Book)
  11. University Rankings Criteria (2009)
  12. Application Security Checklist
  13. Web Security Checklist
  14. Linux Practical Tutorial I mostly used this to kick start my students on Linux world, so that they could do their assignments and projects.
  15. Operating System Labs Manuscript Co-oped with another Operating Systems lab teacher, this manual is a kick-start for operating systems concepts and practice. From boot to most parts of kernel and UI, console capabilities, POSIX and etc. (I also covered most of Prof. Tanenbaums Operating Systems book on the course.)

Honors & Awards

  • Ranked 2nd in the DARPA CyberGrandChallenge Competition as part of TechX/Xandra team (DefCon 2016).
  • OWASP WASPY Best Inventor 2013 Award ($1000 Gift Card).
  • Ranked 1st at Iran's Fifth National Hacking Online Contest (cert.sharif.edu, 2013)
  • Ranked 3rd at Iran's Forth National Hacking Contest (cert.sharif.edu, 2013)
  • Ranked 1st at Iran's Third National Hacking Online Contest (cert.sharif.edu, 2012-2013)
  • Ranked 3rd at Iran's First National Hacking Online Contest (cert.sharif.edu, 2010)
  • Ranked Honorary 1st & Official 5th at Iran's Second National Hacking Contest (cert.sharif.edu, 2010) For participating solo on a contest of teams of three, And staying on top of the scoreboard for 90% of contest time.
  • Ranked 11th at International Hackademic Contest (2010) Participating solo, In a large-scale, four weeks contest of security teams participation
  • Ranked 1st at Stripe CTF hacking contest (2012) among top 100 people who solved all challenges, contest had 6000 hacker participants
  • Ranked 17th in the ACM Collegiate Programming Contest, West Asia Region (2007)
  • Ranked 31th in the ACM Collegiate Programming Contest, West Asia Region (2008)
  • Ranked 36th in Decryption, the international cryptography contest (Feb 2012)
  • Ranked 2nd in the National Iran Open Robocup Festival, Innovations Section (2011)
  • Honorary Undergraduate Scholarship from Sharif University of Technology (2006)
  • Graduate Scholarship from Sharif University of Technology (2012)
  • Bronze Medal of Astronomy Student Olympiads (2005)

Notable Work

Mentorship

Journalism

  • COMPASS: Finding Your Message Workshop on Scientifically Communicating Scientific Research
  • Certificate of Journalism from Ministry of Science & Higher Education at First Journalism Workshop
  • Editor-In-Chief of Kankash Scientific Journal, Allameh Helli High School
  • Editor-In-Chief of Bazitab Game Pathology Magazine, Ministry of Culture
  • Editor-In-Chief of Millenia Science Electronics & Computer Science Journal, Shahid Beheshti University
  • Editor-In-Chief of Ghasedak Newspaper, A Shahid Beheshti Public Newspaper
  • Editor-In-Chief of Soozan Electronic Magazine, A Shahid Beheshti Popular e-Magazine
  • Editor-In-Chief of Noghte Sare Khat Special Edition, And member of editors board

Student Activity

  • University of Virginia Computer Science Graduate Student Group Co-Lead
  • Director of Allameh Helli High School Yearly Seminar (6 months of 20 people teamwork)
  • Member of Science Society Board of Directors at Shahid Beheshti University,
  • Director of Electronics & Computer Engineering Science Society Board (1 year)
  • Scientific, Cultural, Political Head of Student Council at Shahid Beheshti University
  • Director of Shahid Beheshti University Robocup Team SBCESaviour (Summer 2007)
  • Director of Workshops & Posters section at Iran's 12th International Computer Society Conference
  • Director of Official Welcome Party for Freshmen at Shahid Beheshti University
  • Director of Tours & Trips around the country for Freshmen at Shahid Beheshti University

Scientific Activity

  • ISMS Auditor / Consultant Certificate
  • Active Member of ISSECO® International Secure Software Engineering Council
  • Executive Chief of Iran's First Web Application Security Conference (2010)
  • Executive Chief of Posters & Workshops at 12th Iran's Computer Society Conference (2006)
  • Participant of 2nd, 3rd & 4th Iran's Society of Cryptology Conference
  • Active Member of Iran's Society of Cryptology
  • Member of ACM (abiusx@acm.org) since 2006
  • Member of IEEE since 2008
  • Participant of Adhoc & Sensor Network Security Workshop at KNTU University
  • Participant of e-Voting Workshop, Sharif University of Technology
  • Head of Shahid Beheshti University Robocup team, SBCE Saviour (Summer 2007)

Teaching Assistants

  1. Defense Against The Dark Arts University of Virginia, Computer Science, Spring 2014, Prof. Jack Davidson
  2. Computational Complexity University of Virginia, Computer Science, Spring 2014, Prof. Mohammad Mahmoudy
  3. Software Development Methods University of Virginia, Computer Science, Fall 2013, Prof. Luther Tychonievic
  4. Computer Architecture University of Virginia, Computer Science, Fall 2013, Prof. Jack Stankovic
  5. Computer Basics & Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2007, Prof. Mohsen Ebrahimi Moghaddam
  6. Advanced Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2008, MS. Ali Vahed
  7. Computer Basics & Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2008, Prof. Alireza Ahmadi Far
  8. Machine Language & Assembly Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2008, Prof. Malihe Bahadori
  9. Advanced Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2009, MS. Ali Vahed
  10. Computer Basics & Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2009, Prof. Alireza Ahmadi Far
  11. Computer Basics & Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2009, Prof. Alireza Ahmadi Far
  12. Operating Systems Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2009, Prof. Malihe Bahadori
  13. Machine Language & Assembly Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2009, Prof. Malihe Bahadori
  14. Computer Architecture Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2009, Prof. Farshad Safaei
  15. Computer Basics & Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2010, Prof. Alireza Ahmadi Far
  16. Advanced Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2011, Prof. Azadeh Mansouri
  17. Internet Engineering Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Spring 2011, Prof. Hasan Haghighi
  18. Machine Language & Assembly Programming Shahid Beheshti University, Electronics & Computer Engineering Department, Fall 2011, Prof. Ahmad Mahmoudi
  19. Computer Networks Shahid Beheshti University, Computer Science Department, Fall 2011, Prof. Ehsan Malekian