Mark Dowd is an expert in application security, specializing primarily in low level Operating System flaws for desktop and mobile platforms. He is the co-founder of Azimuth Security (recently acquired by L3Harris), a vulnerabilty research company that specializes in code review and cutting edge security research. Prior to starting Azimuth, his professional experience includes several years as a senior researcher at a fortune 500 company, where he uncovered a variety of major vulnerabilities in ubiquitous Internet software. Mark has also co-authored a book on the subject of application security named "The Art of Software Security Assessment", has spoken at several industry-recognized conferences including BlackHat, Hack In The Box, and CansecWest. He is also a member of the Black Hat Review Board.