User:Amro Ahmed

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Amro AlOlaqi joined OWASP back in 2008. ( My old user account: )

Amro currently works as a Sr. Consultant at Verizon (Threat & Vulnerability). Prior joining Verizon, Amro worked for BAE Systems, Saudi Aramco, IS, and Red Hat, he has more than 8 years of experience in Information security. He started his professional career at early age, since then, he engaged the field of UNIX/Linux engineering and systems’ security. He carried out penetration tests, application , vulnerability assessments and security audits for prestigious organizations. Moreover, his expertise extends across industry verticals, security technologies plus hacking tools and techniques. Amro hold well-recognized international certifications such as CISSP, GCIH, GHTQ, LPT, CEH, CHFI, RHCE, SCSA, Linux+, LPIC1/2 SCSECA, and Certified ISO 27001 LA/LI

OWASP Involvement

  • Chapter leader: Saudi Arabia
  • Chapter leader: Untied Arab Emirates
  • Contributor: OWASP Testing Guide v4
  • Contributor: OWASP Web Application Security Testing Cheat Sheet
  • Contributor: OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project
  • Volunteer: OWASP Periodic Table of Vulnerabilities
  • Volunteer: OWASP AppSec USA 2013.

Media Interaction

  • Appeared in 13 TV shows, some of which in the biggest news channels in the Middle East.
  • Published +20 newspaper articles to increase the public awareness about Information Security.

After my humble interaction with the Middle East media, I shifted my interest and focus to increase the Application Security awareness among business corporates and GCC governments. Please refer to Public Speaking for more information.

Public Speaking

  • Speaker: IDC's IT Security Roadshow - Dubai
  • Speaker: Application Security and OWASP at i-safe – UAE
  • Speaker: Ethical Hacking at the ‘Compliance and Beyond’ - Saudi.
  • Speaker: Web Application Security at F5 - Saudi.
  • Speaker: OWASP The Power of Code Review, Netherlands
  • Speaker: Web Application Security and OWASP top 10 at ISACA Jeddah – Saudi
  • Speaker: Web App Critical Vulnerabilities and OWASP's ESAPI at The Cyber Information Security Summit - UAE
  • Speaker: Information Security Awareness at Arabou University - Saudi.
  • Speaker: Threat Modeling and Penetration test at IT for Government - UAE
  • Speaker: Ethical Hacking and penetration testing at Microsoft Open Doors – Saudi.
  • Speaker: Ethical Hacking and penetration testing at Microsoft Open Doors – Saudi.
  • Speaker: OWASP Testing Guide at OWASP - Saudi.
  • Speaker: OWASP's introduction and projects at the open university - Saudi

Get in touch with me. LinkedIn: