Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with twenty years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert in that aspect of computing and communication over the last decade. He currently manages the application security consulting team at a leading global financial institution, and is continuing a thirteen year stint as an instructor at BCIT where he shares his passion for information and network security, helping others build a career in this exciting field. He is also the security correspondent for CFAX radio, a Vancouver OWASP Chapter Leader, a CISSP designate, and a UBC CS alumnus.
In his spare time, Farshad takes on an active role in his local community, travels, collects vinyl records, plays & creates music, and enjoys all sorts of adventures.