Lead Application Security Engineer

I see myself as a very determined and hard-working person with an urge to learn and develop new skills. I have been fascinated by Information Security from a young age and decided to deepen my understanding by undertaking a Masters degree in Ethical Hacking, in which I achieved the highest
grades in my class.

I have been working as a Senior/Lead Application Security Engineer for over five years. Currently Iā€™m the Lead Application Security Engineer at News UK and Iā€™m ultimately responsible for the security of our Web and Mobile Applications which includes, amongst others, The Times, The Sun, Wireless radio stations and Harper Collins.

My role includes supporting the organisation shift to a DevSecOps model, performing pentests on products before making it to production, ensuring that application security is embedded into the software delivery lifecycle,Ā  upporting secure product architecture and design functions, leading and facilitating application security reviews, and automating security testing and processes. Additionally
I liase with developers to remediate vulnerabilities discovered through pentesting and by SAST, DAST and other tools in a timely manner. I also hold a well-rounded set of security certifications such as OSCP, eWPTX and CISSP.

I am an outgoing person who is capable of working in a team environment, also because of my reliability and trustworthiness, as noted by my friends and ex-coworkers. I spend most of my time honing my pentesting skills, reverse engineering binaries and programming.

Experience: 8 years

Yearly salary: $100,000

Hourly rate: $0

Nationality: šŸ‡®šŸ‡¹ Italy

Residency: šŸ‡®šŸ‡¹ Italy


Period Title Company
2014 - 2017 Penetration Tester Context IS
2017 - 2018 Senior Application Security Engineer World Remit
2018 - 2022 Lead Application Security Engineer NewsUK