Radically Open Security

Mahesh Saptarshi

Mahesh is passionate about defensive IT security and secure application development methodologies. He has spent 15 years in software security, and conducted more than 50 application pen-tests. He performs security code review in variety of programming languages - C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, ObjC, Swift. His current interest is in identifying application patterns to discover backdoor inserted by the software publishers - including in embedded systems. He is always up for a discussion on anything related to software security.

He has previously worked at IBM TJ Watson Research Center, NY, VERITAS Software, Symantec, and now founder/CEO at cyberSecurist Technologies. For the last 15 years, he has been a part of product security assurance teams, mentoring the team members for application pen-tests and software security, and even before that, he has held various roles of advanced technology evaluation expert, engineering manager, and (Linux/Windows/HP-UX/Solaris) kernel / middleware developer over 10+ years, working with storage software and protocols, high speed and RDMA interconnects (InfiniBand, RNIC), and high availability using virtual machines, with several US patents in this area of technology.

He is also CeH, CSSLP, ISO27001:2013 Lead assessor and SOC-2 + HIPAA internal audit practice expert.

Recent interests: Software code and behaviour patterns to identify backdoor left in application by its publisher - including embedded systems, security of IoT and medical diagnostic / testing devices