My main areas of focus are security and workflow optimization. I started focusing on security about 10 years ago.
When I started teaching myself about security, I initially paid most of my attention to identifying, exploiting, and patching
vulnerabilities. Soon, the importance of a strong background in web design and backend development became obvious, so I created
a virtual laboratory for building web applications and other tools, and seeing how they could be broken with coding oversights and fixed.
I've practiced and learned to defend against attacks such as cross-site scripting, remote file inclusion, SQL injections, cross-site request
forgeries, WEP and WPA cracking, brute force attacks, full path disclosure, and other common attacks. I also hold CompTIA's Security+ certification,
and its verification can be found on my Skills page.
I was employed at Fiverr, a web-based freelancing platform, from 2015 until 2017. Part of my job was to report any technical issues to Fiverr's development team. I found and reported many issues while in this role, including front end bugs, unexpected output from the backend, and a few security vulnerabilities. I was able to work with Fiverr's development team to ensure these issues were patched.
As I mentioned above, I'm also interested in workflow optimization and automation through technology. EZFiverr is a desktop application for the Customer Support team at Fiverr that saved the team over 50 hours of work per week, and the missing image detector is a tool that helped Flexshopper's customer support team go from finding and reporting a handful of missing product images per week to hundreds in less than a minute. You can find downloadable demonstrations of both of these tools by going here.