Ashar Javed works on penetration testing, source code review and mobile application vulnerability assessments at Hyundai AutoEver Europe GmbH. He has spent three years as a security researcher for Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. Ashar holds a PhD degree from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and MSc from Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. His research interests include web application vulnerabilities and in particular Cross-Site Scripting.
Ashar delivered talks at main security events like Black Hat Europe 2014, HITB KL 2013, OWASP Spain (2014, 2015 & 2016), SAP Product Security Conference 2015, International PHP Conference 2015, ISACA Ireland 2014, RSA Europe (OWASP Seminar) 2013, DeepSec, Austria (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018), and GISEC, Dubai 2016. In his free time, he likes to participate in bug bounty programs. Recently, Microsoft has recognised Ashar as No. 1 security researcher in Microsoft’s Security Response Center (#MSRC) Top 100 security researchers list of 2018. He blogs at “Respect XSS” and tweets at @soaj1664ashar.