BSides Islamabad is honored to have these incredible CFP Review Board members. 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

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.


Omair Manzoor

Founder & CEO of ioSENTRIX

Omair Manzoor is a founder and CEO of ioSENTRIX, a premier cybersecurity consulting firm in the Washington DC Metro area that specializes in Application Security. He is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in security consulting, operations, research & development.  Omair has experience in improving the security posture of a number of Fortune 500 companies.  Over the last 10 years, he has helped hundreds of companies across the globe in creating and implementing comprehensive application 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 disclosures against well-known vendors such as Microsoft and Google. His exploits are now part of penetration frameworks such as Immunity Sec’s Canvas and Metasploit Framework.