Benjamin is a driven individual who enjoys reading and writing about the latest happenings in the infosec sphere. He loves the adrenaline rush when popping a root shell, decrypting a CTF flag, or when his code just works.
Benjamin has dabbled in IT for the past 10+ years. His foray started at the age of 15, when he learned PASCAL to write scripts for an online game. Thereafter he picked up web development. He worked on a number of CMS based freelance projects for small businesses and interest groups. He has also developed websites using frameworks such as CodeIgniter and Django as well as static site generators such as Pelican which is currently powering this site.
Benjamin graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems), specializing in Information Security. He has nurtured an interest in cybersecurity, working on personal projects such as cloning the NUS matric card and a windows utility for auditing TCP connections. He enjoys reading about the latest exploits and breaches, analysing them and writing about how they can be prevented or adapted for a slightly different purpose. He has written about adapting Burger King's TV advert to perform remote command execution and exploiting Facebook open graph tags for social engineering.
During his undergraduate tenure, he spent a semester overseas in Washington D.C. for a student exchange program and also completed a cybersecurity internship with the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva.
Upon graduation in 2015, he started his career as a Penetration Tester with the Ministry of Defence. He is currently a Cyber Forensics Specialist with Deutsche Bank. He has achieved the OSCP, CISSP, CPSA, CRT and GCFA certification. Outside of work, he has found vulnerabilities in open source web applications. Credited vulnerabilities include CVE-2017-14126 and CVE-2017-14766.
In his free time, he loves thumping on the piano. He also actively volunteers as an adult leader with the Singapore Scout Association. He has developed an app which digitises information that is currently printed on handbooks.