BSides Islamabad is honored to have these incredible CFP Review Board members for BSides Islamabad 2021. Our board members have a diverse and impressive set of experience and wisdom to review the submitted proposals in the selection process based on the technical and topical metric.

Jibran Ilyas

Managing Director Incident Response @ Mandiant (a FireEye Company)

Jibran has investigated some of the world’s largest breaches in the financial, technology and defense sectors. This included working closely with law enforcement agencies to track and ultimately arrest major threat actor groups. As a thought leader, Jibran presented on the topics of computer forensics and cybercrime at several global security conferences including DEFCON, Black Hat USA, Microsoft Digital Crimes Conference, Thotcon, Cyber Secure Pakistan and SOURCE Barcelona.

Jibran is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern University for their Digital Forensics and Incident Response course, for which he also developed the curriculum. In 2017, Jibran was honored as Crain’s 40 under 40 for his contributions to cybersecurity.

Mishaal Khan

Co-founder/Chief Ethical Hacker @ ipconfigz

Mishaal likes to entertain people with hacks and shortcuts while conveying a much bigger message. His hands-on nature likes to test the limits of technology by breaking things in order to learn how to secure them.

He has spent his career in the corporate world building complex networks and helping organizations secure them.

It helps to have a computer engineering degree and a strong passion for cybersecurity while holding a long list of technical certifications including CCIE R&S, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Social Engineer Pentester.

Dr. Fauzia Idrees

Chief Executive Officer Cynosure Technologies

Dr. Fauzia Idrees is the Chief Executive Officer of a cybersecurity venture: Cynosure Technologies and the founding president of ‘Women in STEM’. She is an Electronics engineer with her PhD in Cybersecurity and a Master’s in Information Security and Cryptology. She is the first female PhD of Pakistan’s Armed Forces.

She has over 24 years of work experience in the Military, industry, and academia. Currently, she is pursuing her MBA at University of Kent alongside working as a research fellow at Coventry University. Before coming to UK, she was working as the Director Business Incubation Centre and Cybersecurity Program Coordinator at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology.

She is on the advisory board of multiple international organizations including CISO Forum, Global Foundation for Cyber studies and Research and N2Women. She is among the pioneer members of Pakistan’s first National Centre of Cybersecurity. She is also collaborating with prominent international organizations working against cyber bullying and harassment.

She has received several awards in recognition of her academic and professional contributions. She is recipient of the prestigious UK Alumni award for Entrepreneurship, United Nation’s Science & Technology award, FJF’s Role Model award, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu’s  Global Cybersecurity Advocate, Women in Analytics’s “Woman to watch in Analytics” award, Onalytica’s “Who is Who in RPA”, Chief of Air Staff Commendations, Mehran University’s extraordinary achiever Alumni, Inteligenca’s Global Cybersecurity Woman of the year 2021 (nominee) and Top Women in Security ASEAN Region 2021 Award. She has also been featured as City University UK’’s 5 to watch Alumni and she is the first Pakistani to make on the list.  

Omair Manzoor

Founder & Chief Executive Officer ioSENTRIX

Omair is a founder and CEO of ioSENTRIX, a premier cybersecurity consulting firm in the Washington DOC Metro area that specialises in Application Security. He is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in security consulting, research and development. Omair has experience in improving the security posture of a number of Fortune 500 companies. Over the last 10 years, he has helped hundred of companies across the globe in creating and implementing comprehensive applicatin security programs.

As a security leader, he has presented at various security conferences and his work includes a technical review for a book called Computer Security 2nd edition by Prof. Dr. William Stallings.

He has published responsible disclsoure against well-known vendors such as Microsoft and Google. His exploits are now part of penetraiton framwork such as Immunity Sec’s Canvas and Metasploit Framework.