Hi, I am Ezz and I enjoy solving difficult problems creatively.
I am an Egyptian-Canadian Serial Entrepreneur, Cyber Security Researcher, and a Computer Engineer.
I am currently trying to solve the incredibly difficult problem of automating cyber-security analysis using Artificial Intelligence with my bright team members and colleagues at ezSec.org. The AI Security Analyst agent will be made available on SecurityAnalyst.ai with the hope of commoditizing the Security Operation Centre offering and cracking the cost of security down to everyone (Cloud, Small-Medium Businesses, etc.).
For fun I enjoy Boating, Golf, Soccer, Biking, Drums, and Table Tennis. I'm also currently learning to play the piano!
A creative problem solver.
Innovation, Leadership, & Technology
Authentic Leader experienced in Security, AI, Programming, and Management.
Ezz is a knowledgeable security architect, cloud architect, & CS researcher @ Univ of Waterloo, he has completed PMP, Google Prof Cloud Architect, CISM, CISSP & CEH & has experience delivering projects in the specialization. A well-rounded professional, he has completed a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from McMaster University & has won a Trustwave Best Anomaly Detection Algorithm award at Northwestern University. He also later won the Microsoft Top Hack award at Yale University, 2nd place in GeekWeek 2018 CTF & the Private Internet Access Best Security, Privacy, & Network Hack at Princeton University. He has been working in Cyber Security since 2013 & demonstrated a high understanding of the principles & standards of security. He is always on the edge of the technology researching new attacks, cyber weapons, & defence mechanisms. He has patents, papers, & top conference proceedings. He has worked alongside some of the brightest minds in the specialization & has been exposed to a lot of cutting-edge technologies.
Ezz also brings management and leadership experience from leading a few startups & organizations raising more than a million dollars, leading teams of sizes varying from a couple to 20, managing social capital of over 50,000 followers, & working in different structures from volunteer work to remote workers to highly paid professionals to official corporate partners. He has studied Enterpeunership at Harvard Business School & has worked with few of the best business advisors & development managers in North America. He is a great manager (Scrum, Sigma, PMBOK, ITIL), teacher, communicator, & listener. Able to find a problem, research & create solutions, & communicate it clearly to peers.
He is a member of:
Toronto:- HBS, ISACA, OWASP, TASK, PMI & SecTOR
Waterloo:- CrySP Lab
Ontario:- PEO & OSPE
Internationally: Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security & Society (TSAS) & Smart CyberSec (SERENE-RISC), AMS, ACM & IEEE ComSoc
I won competitions and hackathons in Yale, Princeton and Northwestern Universities. I won many academic and leadership scholarships and funds. I won the prestigious Canadian GeekWeek CTF in 2018. I founded the ACM Chapter @ McMaster University, formed its organizational structure, raised funds, recruited an organizational team of chapter officers, recruited the best programmers across campus and selected the finest of them to represent the university, trained them to compete on an international level, won 3 years in a row the North American ICPC Regionals and broke our records year in and year out, and got re-elected twice as Chapter Chair. I wrote and published a few papers, patents, and articles on Data Science, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, and Privacy. I was an external reviewer, panelist, and judge for many competitions, industry panels, academic conferences, and hackathons. I have worked on many projects at the intersection of Big Data, AI, Cyber Security, and IoT, some of which academic and led by some of the top professors in the field. I have led many teams across the past 10 years, and I couldn't have been more fortunate to work with these smart bunch. I had roles ranging from a System/Network Administrator up to a Security Engineer/Architect/Consultant over my past few employments.
I have earned a few academic technical degrees over the past few years, to name a few:-
- Computer Engineering Bachelors of Engineering from the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department by McMaster University (GPA: 3.9/4)
- Computer Science Masters of Mathematics Specialization in Cryptography Security and Privacy from the Mathematics Department by University of Waterloo
I have studied/earned a few industrial technical and managerial certifications over the past few years, to name a few:-
- Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect by Google
- Certified Information Security Manager by ISACA
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control by ISACA
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional by ISC2
- Project Management Professional by PMI
- Certified Ethical Hacker by EC-Council
I have earned a few academic entrepreneurial certifications over the past few years, to name a few:-
- Certificate of Entrepreneurship by Harvard Business School
- Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship by Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
I have participated in a few of the best accelerators, incubators, and startup schools (YC, Communitech, etc.). My work, findings, and my team has been featured numerous times across research and industry venues. I presented and pitched our work at some of the most prestigious cybersecurity gatherings. I constantly attend the top academic and industry conferences on the topic.
I am currently leading a team of the smartest people I came across in my career, and working on extremely intriguing problems in ezSec Inc, most interesting of which is Automating the Security Analyst roles @ SecurityAnalyst.ai
I don't maintain a resume at the moment, but you can always use my LinkedIn (save to pdf) as an updated enough resume.