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[EP52] Science to Security with Farshad Abasi, CSO

DevSecOps and Cybersecurity, Humans of DevOps

On this episode of the Humans of DevOps, Jason Baum is joined by Farshad Abasi, Chief Security Officer at Forward Security. They discuss building his own videogames, how he went from being a biology major to a security professional, creating an eCommerce platform from scratch + more!

Farshad Abasi is an innovative technologist with over twenty-five years of experience in software design and development, network and system architecture, cybersecurity, management, and technical instruction. With a keen interest in security from the start, he has become an expert in that aspect of computing and communication over the last eighteen years. He started Forward Security in 2018, with a mission to provide world-class information security services, particularly in the Application and Cloud security domains. Prior to creating Forward, he was a senior member of HSBC Group’s IT Security team with the most recent positions being the Principal Global Security Architect, and Head of IT Security of the Canadian division. Farshad is continuing an eighteen-year stint as an instructor at BCIT where he shares his passion for information and network security, helping others build a career in this exciting field. He is also the security correspondent for CFAX radio, BSides Vancouver/MARS board member, Vancouver OWASP chapter lead, a CISSP designate, and a UBC CS alumnus.

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