Aditya K. Sood, PhD is a senior security researcher and consultant. Dr. Sood has research interests in malware automation and analysis, application security, secure software design, and cybercrime. He has worked on a number of projects pertaining to penetration testing, specializing in product/appliance security, networks, mobile, and web applications while serving Fortune 500 clients for IOActive, KPMG, and others. He is also a founder of SecNiche Security Labs, an independent web portal for sharing research with the security community. He has authored several papers for various magazines and journals including IEEE, Elsevier, CrossTalk, ISACA, Virus Bulletin, USENIX, and others. His work has been featured in several media outlets including Associated Press, Fox News, Guardian, Business Insider, CBC, and others. He has been an active speaker at industry conferences and presented at DEF CON, HackInTheBox, RSA, Virus Bulletin, OWASP and many others. Dr. Sood obtained his PhD from Michigan State University in Computer Science. He is the author of "Targeted Cyber Attacks" to be published by Syngress. He has also been invited to serve as an editorial board member of CrossTalk Journal.