Meet BSidesSG 2020 CFP Review Board

Posted By Admin On 31 May 2020

We are pleased to announce our awesome CFP review board for BSides Singapore 2020.

Jim Manico

Jim is the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He is also an investor/advisor for Signal Sciences and BitDiscovery. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices, is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker and Java Champion community and is the author of “Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications” from McGraw-Hill and Oracle Press. Jim also volunteers for the OWASP foundation where he helps build application security standards and other documentation.


Omair has over eight years of experience in penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and network security. He has been responsible for maintaining a secure network for mission critical applications. His area of work includes Vulnerability Assessment, Security Audits, Penetration Test, Source Code Reviews and Trainings. He was led penetration tester for various clients in the telecom, retail, government and banking sector based in India, Saudi, Morocco, Mauritius, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain with a team size varying from 5-8 members. He has also published security advisories pertaining to various vulnerabilities in commonly used software like Excel, Real Player, Internet Explorer and Chrome. His area of expertise includes Vulnerability Research, Reverse Engineering and Fuzzing. Some of the latest CVE’s reported by him CVE-2015-1240, CVE-2015-1668, CVE- 2015-0043, CVE-2015-0042, CVE-2014-4128, CVE-2014-6354, CVE-2014-4145, CVE-2014-4050, CVE-2014- 1772, CVE-2014-0313, and CVE-2014-0263.

Maximiliano Soler

Maxi has more than 10 years of experience in Information Security, his work has been oriented towards Penetration Testing, for Web and Mobile Application Security. Maxi is part of Black Hat Arsenal Review Board and has had the opportunity to deliver lectures in conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, OWASP AppSec, EKOParty, Andsec, H2HC, 8dot8 and many important conferences. He is the CTO of ArtsSEC a company securing the digital transformations.

Dr. Pamela O’Shea

Running her own business, Pamela provides security consulting, training and penetration testing services. Pamela has been working within information security for over ten years and has contributed to conferences such as OWASP AppSecDay, BSides Canberra, 0xCC, Platypuscon, Ruxcon and Black Hat Asia. In addition, she also runs her own workshops on penetration testing and software defined radio. As part of her outreach work, Pamela and her company, Shea Information Security, sponsor and run the haXX group which provides support and technical training to new and established women within the information security industry. Outside of work, Pamela looks for bugs hiding in software, keeps up with the latest research and runs the Melbourne software defined radio club.

Phil Young

Soldier of FORTRAN is a Mainframe Security Researcher with a large financial institution. Both professionally and in his spare time he works to educate people about the mainframe platform (z/OS) and the enterprises’ critical dependence on this product. His initial research began due to his concern of his perceived imbalanced reliance on the platform yet the utter lack of open discussion by cybersecurity experts about it. In his travels he has encountered all types of poorly configured environments and has spoken out publicly about his concerns. He has spoken at multiple conferences including SHARE, DEFCON, BlackHat, GSE Europe, etc. In his spare time he enjoys retro gaming with his two sons and making ANSI art.


BSides Singapore is an information security conference driven by technical content with a culture of community in mind. We target the industry professional looking to augment their current security skill set with next-big-thing conversations. Our attendees' goals are to learn about trends and emerging issues as well as to connect with other members of the security community.

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