Analysing software for security vulnerabilities and developing new ways to discover and exploit software is what gets Keith Makan out of bed in the morning. As an an IT Advisory and Penetration Tester at IOActive Inc, he also tries to spend as much of his time as possible mastering security testing techniques and developing ways to detect and exploit vulnerabilities. His aim is to further the state of the software security assessment art.
Keith enjoys solving new and exciting problems, breaking new ground and taking on bold challenges. He is also passionate about teaching others, transferring skills and inspiring people to look at software and software security from a creative perspective.
He is dedicated to protecting users and making security a practical and usable experience. "I believe that people with the technical insight to break software and circumvent security have a responsibility to help protect the world from those who would abuse such insight to harm or damage the security of others," he says.
He specialises in the following services:
- Web Application Security Assessment
- Mobile Application Security Assessments (Android focused, moderate experience with iOS)
- Internal Penetration Testing
- External Penetration Testing