Zed Abbadi

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Zed Abbadi is an Application Security Manager with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He has over 15 years of experience in software and security engineering. His experience ranges from providing security consulting services to building large-scale software systems. In his current role he is responsible for the security of all software applications that run on PCAOB’s infrastructure.

Zed holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Systems Engineering and is currently pursuing a PhD in Information Security at George Mason University.

Recent Talks/Papers
“Security Metrics: What can you test?”, Verify 2007 International Software Testing Conference, Arlington Virginia, October 2007
“Attacks and Countermeasures”, Crosstalk-The Journal on Defense Software Engineering, October 2005.
“Risky Trust: Risk-Based Analysis of Software Systems”, 27th International Conference on Software Engineering, Workshop on Software Engineering for Secure Systems- Building Trustworthy Applications, May 2005
“How Software Systems Break: Understanding Security Attacks”, ”, The Seventeenth Annual Systems and Software Technology Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2005
“Security Attacks and Countermeasures”, Software Productivity Consortium, SPC-2004037-MC, December 2004
“From Misuse Cases to Collaboration Diagrams in UML” The 7th International Conference on UML (UML’04) Workshop on Critical Systems Development with UML, September 2004