Based in San Francisco, Ben Actis is currently an offensive security engineer at Facebook by day and at night moonlights as the owner of Cyber Merchants of Death. He specializing in Mobile & IoT Security, as well as reverse engineering. Prior to to his current roles, Ben worked a combined 8 years at Synack, Lookout and MITRE in various roles with focuses on research & response, mobile reverse engineering and network analytics – most famous for his primary research surrounding shedun/humming bad and xcode ghost. Ben has also taught introductory college courses, such as “Intro to x86-64” and “Flow Analysis & Network Hunting” – both available on When not reversing or participating in bug bounty programs, you’ll find Ben searching for Pokemon, taking Krav Maga, and trolling on Twitter and Slack channels.

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