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I am a Manager in the Threat and Vulnerability Management Team at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the San Francisco Bay Area. I focus on advance penetration testing, cyber breach response and emerging technologies including mobile and cloud security.
Before joining PwC, I was a Software Engineer in the eXtreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research, working on High Assurance Trusted Computing, Virtualization Security and Cloud Computing Futures.
Before joining Microsoft, I was a security researcher in the Information Security Group at the Royal Holloway University of London where I did my Masters in Mathematics (Cryptography). My adviser was Professor Chris J. Mitchell.
Even before, I was working with NCR Corporation as a Software Design Engineer and ebanking Technical Consultant in the Financial Solutions Division working on PCI, ATMs, POS Terminals, Electronic Cheque processing systems.
I did my Bachelors in Computer Science from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU) Pakistan.
My interests include:
- Reverse Engineering, malware, Exploit Development and Honeynets.
Operating Systems, Virtualization and Trusted Platforms.
Smartcards, financial security and EMV.
Mobile Security, NFC and RFID.
Privacy, anonymity and traffic analysis.
Selected Publications and patents:
· Towards a Programmable TPM; Talha Tariq & Paul England, in Trust 2009 Second International Conference on Trusted Computing, Oxford, UK.
· Extending Secure Execution Environments; Talha Tariq, [RHUL-MA-2009-9] Technical Report, Department of Mathematics, University of London.