We tend to think of AppSec and IoT as two separate infosec disciplines. Sure, the domain knowledge, attack vectors, and threat mitigation are not exactly the same in those two worlds. At the same time, as the hardware continues to evolve, we see more and more tiny general purpose computers around us. Many of these tiny computers nowadays run software that is written in a conventional programming language, listen on network ports, process data inputs, and communicate with the outside world. These devices can be attacked just like any other application running on a desktop, on a server, or in the cloud.
Alexei began his career as a software developer. A decade later, he realized that breaking code was way more fun than writing code, and decided to switch direction. He is now a full-time application security professional, with several years of assisting engineering teams in delivering secure code, as well as security consulting. Outside of his day job, Alexei enjoys doing security research and speaking at various conferences.