Founder for Software Secured
Sherif Koussa is a developer, hacker, and founder of Software Secured, a boutique application security consultancy firm in Ottawa, Canada. At the beginning of his career, Sherif worked as a developer for 9 years mostly writing enterprise software. A life-changing event happened where Sherif got introduced to OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project www.owasp.org), and realized that he has been writing a lot of insecure code, and decided to make a career switch to help developers realize the problem the same way he did. Sherif contributed to several OWASP Projects and became OWASP Ottawa Chapter leader where he spends a lot of time evangelizing the security message to software developers. Before founding Software Secured, Sherif worked as a Lead Security Engineer at a major U.S. Bank. After which, Sherif created Software Secured (www.softwaresecured.com) where he helped secure hundreds of applications including applications for 3 of the top 5 major U.S Banks.