Senior Information Security Specialist
Veteran of specialist security teams at both Microsoft and Google.
Prolific vulnerability finder with a track record of discovering security issues in widely used application
spanning more than 15 years impacting billions of internet users.
Skilled security researcher with a knack for bypassing security boundaries and mitigations.
Avid security community member contributing back through many publications and as a speaker at conferences.
Microsoft Security Research Center Top 100 Security Researcher.
Selection of Recent Projects
Software to automatically analyze crashes and determine their security impact.
Whitepaper collecting all relevant information on the security of a number of different web browsers.
Reduce the need for a large and costly team of specialized security engineers.
Reduce time-to-patch and window of exploitability by prioritize important issues and speeding up analysis.
Create detailed reports containing both concise management-level information and extensive technical details.
Covers everything from high-level configuration management to low-level security technologies.
Helps IT managers make an informed decision about which browser is best suited for their specific needs.
Provides security experts with evidence based data on which browser protects best against specific risks.
Recent Work History
Owner of SkyLined Security
Company: SkyLined Security
Location: Work from home in the Netherlands
Developed automated security tests (fuzzers) that found a large
number of issues in high-profile targets, including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer,
Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
Worked as an external consultant on a wide-range of projects from pen-testing, code-, and design-reviews,
through fuzzer development and integration to writing whitepapers and guidance documents.
Google Chrome Security Team Founder
Location: Work from home in the Netherlands
Position: Senior Software Security Engineer
Hired as an initial member of the Google Chrome Security Team. Hit
the ground running to make sure the software did not ship with any mayor security issues three months later.
Developed tools to look for and analyze security issues in nearly all parts of the codebase, which are still
actively used to this date.
Found large numbers of vulnerabilities, analyzed externally reported vulnerabilities and guided the patch
process to release comprehensive fixes to customers at record speeds.
Improved security by mitigating or preventing exploitation of issues through design and implementation changes
and offered guidance and advise to Chromium project members on security related topics.
Participated in setting up and maintaining the
Google Chrome Vulnerability Reward Program.
Security Windows Initiative Attack Team member
Location: Work from home in the United Kingdom
Position: Security Software Engineer
Joined a newly formed team of two security researchers working from home in Cheltenham, UK, as the European
branch of the larger SWI-AT team.
Developed better tools to automate the detection of security issues, such as fuzzers and compiler plug-ins that
detect vulnerable design and implementation patterns.
Reviewed code and patches and analyzed external reports of vulnerabilities in Microsoft products.
Researched new attack vectors and techniques and shared knowledge with developers working on various product
Took part in the hiring and on-boarding of additional team members in the UK.
Skills and Experience
Working from home for 15+ years with various teams based all over the world has resulted in good communicative
skills and an ability to work both in a team and independent.
A history of developing innovative security techniques has shown continuous initiative and creativity.
A wide range of projects has provided experience in a large number of programming languages and applications.
Programming languages include but are not limited to: ASP, x86, IA-32 & x86-64 Assembler, Batch scripting, C,
C++, C#, CSS, ECMAScript, HTML, Java, JScript, PHP, Powershell, Python, SQL, SVG, VBScript, VML, and XML.
Comfortable and experienced with learning new programming languages, applications and frameworks on the job.
Historically Notable Publications
A small selection of contributions to the information security community that have not been mentioned above:
Dutch - native
English - Fluent
German - Proficient
French - Basic