Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks on Twitter) has been into reverse engineering for more than a decade. The breakthrough was back in 2011 when he joined the Chronic-Dev team to work on the iOS 5 + 5.1 jailbreaks. Ongoing research was focusing mostly on iOS, and in early 2013 he became part of the famous @evad3rs who released the evasi0n and evasi0n7 jailbreaks for iOS 6 and 7. He joined Zimperium zLabs (@zLabsProject) back in 2015 to continue his efforts in security research and reverse engineering targeting iOS.
Earlier in 2018, he joined the mobile device virtualization company Corellium (@CorelliumHQ) as VP Platform & Security to focus on providing the next generation platform for security research and mobile development.
Nikias studied Computer Science at the University of Bremen, Germany, and holds a Diploma degree. He is also one of the masterminds and maintainer of the libimobiledevice project (http://libimobiledevice.org) – an open source implementation of the iOS device-computer communication protocols.