Benjamin is a driven individual who enjoys reading and writing about the latest happenings in the infosec sphere. You might also find him working on pro bono web and android development projects.
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.
He has developed a number of Android application for both school as well as personal projects. These applications can be found here.
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 network penetration tester with the Ministry of Defence and has achieved the OSSA, OSCP and CISSP certification. Outside of work, he is currently working on finding vulnerabilities in open source web applications. Credited vulnerabilities include CVE-2017-14126 and CVE-2017-14766.
In his free time, he love thumping on the piano. He also actively volunteers as an adult leader with the Singapore Scout Association. As a member of the resource team, He has developed an app which digitises information that is currently printed on handbooks. He is also working on a tool to assist teachers with administrative matters pertaining to their scout units.