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Sam Stepanyan is a Security Consultant with over 20 years of experience in IT industry with a background in software engineering and web application development.

He has been developing web applications since 1996 and has been an active application security advocate since the first version of PCI DSS standard in 2006.

Sam has worked for various financial services institutions in the City of London specialising in Application Security consulting, Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), developer training, source code reviews and vulnerability management. He is also a Subject Matter Expert in Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and SIEM systems. Sam holds a Master's degree in Software Engineering and a CISSP certification.

Sam currently serves as a London Chapter Leader of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) - a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.

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