Mahmud Ab Rahman is a Security Researcher with NetbyteSEC. He has previously worked as an Information Security Specialist and manager for Malaysia Computer Emergency and Response Team (MyCERT) under the umbrella of CyberSecurity Malaysia. His education background comprises of Master Degree in Computer Science from National University of Malaysia in 2006. Prior to that, he obtained a Degree in Computer Science from the same university.
Mahmud has been involved in the computer security field for over 8 years. His area of focus and interest is network security, honeynet, botnet monitoring, and malware analysis. He also engages in several large-scale penetration-testing exercises and to provide solutions for any vulnerability detected. Moreover, he is recognized for conducting numbers of training for organizations to talk about advanced security courses.
He is an occasional speaker at conferences such as DEFCON 19, HITCON 2011, FIRST Annual Conference, Honeynet Annual Security Conference, HackInTheBox and Infosec. MY. He currently holds a GIAC’s GPEN, GREM and CISCO’s (CCNA, CCNP). On 2010, he wrote a paper on “Getting Owned By Malicious PDF” for GIAC GPEN Gold certification.