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With over a decade of experience in the information security industry, Iftach Ian Amit brings a mixture of software development, OS, network and Web security expertise as Director of Services to the top-tier security consulting firm IOActive. Prior to IOActive, Ian was the VP consulting for Security Art, Ian also held Director of Security Research positions with Aladdin and Finjan, leading their security research while positioning them as leaders in the Web security market. Ian has also held leadership roles as founder and CTO of a security startup in the IDS/IPS arena, developing new techniques for attack interception, and a director at Datavantage, responsible for software development and information security, as well as designing and building a financial datacenter. Prior to Datavantage, he managed the Internet Applications as well as the UNIX departments at the security consulting firm Comsec.

Ian is also the founder of the local DefCon group in Tel-Aviv DC9723, as well as one of the founding members of the PTES (Penetration Testing Execution Standard), and the IL-CERT.

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