The Security Challenges That Devs Encounter When Building Secure Apps – Farshad Abasi – ASW #203

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Farshad Abasi
Founder and CEO at Forward Security

Farshad Abasi is the Founder and CEO of Forward Security, bringing over 27 years of industry experience to the forefront of cybersecurity innovation. His professional journey includes key technical roles at Intel and Motorola, evolving into senior security positions as the Principal Security Architect for HSBC Global, and Head of IT Security for the Canadian division. Farshad’s commitment to the field extends to his role as an instructor at BCIT, where he imparts his wealth of knowledge to the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

At Forward Security, Farshad leads the development of the Eureka DevSecOps platform and the delivery of comprehensive security services. His diverse experience, ranging from startups to large enterprises, informs Forward Security’s approach to delivering adaptive, reliable solutions.

Engaged actively in the cybersecurity community through roles in BSides Vancouver/MARS, OWASP Vancouver/AppSec PNW, and as a CISSP designate, Farshad’s vision and leadership continue to drive the industry forward. Under his guidance, Forward Security is setting new standards in application and cloud security


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