Tarek holds an MSc. in Information Security from Royal Holloway University of London. He worked in the UK for a number of years performing penetration testing for clients such as BBC, O2, Sonny Ericsson, Nestle, Heinz, Sky etc.
In 2010 he joined Verizon in Dubai to lead a team of penetration testers across the Middle East and North Africa region. He has since moved into another role heading information security operations at the largest media broadcaster in the Middle East.
Prateek Gianchandani is a security researcher, a professional penetration tester and the author of the highly popular Damn Vulnerable iOS App. He is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer. He delivered training at the largest hacking conferences world wide including Defcon, Brucon, Hack In Paris, PHDays and many more. When he's not busy hacking mobile phones, Prateek is a mountaineer and a diver.
At Hackers Academy Prateek is the instructor of Mobile Application Hacking course.
Dr. Samer Aoudi is an information security specialist with a Ph.D in computer science. He is currently a Lead Faculty, at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. He teaches numerous courses including ethical hacking, intrusion detection, computer forensics, cryptography and WAN security just to name a few. When not working, Samer is a weekend warrior participating in triathlons, travelling the world and roaming around with his camera taking professional photos.
At Hackers Academy Samer teaches the Web Applications Security Fundamentals course.
trainers at SensePost have been providing exceptional training at Black
Hat since 2001. They are trusted for their practical approach to
teaching the art of network and application exploitation.
Abdul-Aziz Hariri Security researcher, Zero Day Initiative
a Security Researcher with the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), Abdul-Aziz
Hariri reviews hundreds of vulnerabilities submitted to the ZDI Program.
In this role, he focuses his talents on root-cause analysis, fuzzing,
and exploit development. Prior to joining ZDI, Hariri was an independent security researcher and threat analyst working with the Morgan Stanley.
Senior Manager of Vulnerability Research, Trend Micro
the senior manager of Vulnerability Research with Trend Micro, Brian
Gorenc leads the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program, which is the world’s
largest vendor-agnostic bug bounty program, and works to expose and
remediate weaknesses in the world's most popular software.