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Tran Thai Son Dinh

Information Security Professional



Information Security Information security strategy for SMBs
  Security testing of native/mobile/web apps & APIs, vulnerability assessment
  Security design & review of software system architecture & code, threat modeling
  Security review of software systems in FinTech
  Cryptography, AuthN/AuthZ protocols & implementations
  OWASP (Top 10/Testing Guides/Code Review Guide/ASVS/SAMM)
  Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL)
  Network security protocols & implementations
  Analysis of cyber threats using machine learning
Software Engineering DevSecOps & CI/CD tools for operating infrastructure on AWS & GCP
  Python, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, CSS
  Bash & PowerShell
  Go, C/C++, Visual Basic/ASP/C#.NET, Java, Objective-C, PASCAL, Assembly


Information Security Lead

Koho Financial November 2017 - Now

Software Security Engineer

Intel Security, Intel Corporation (McAfee since April 2017) January 2015 - October 2017 (2 years 10 months)

Cyber-Security Researcher

National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Canada January 2011 - June 2014 (3 years 6 months)

Software Development Engineer

Vi Na Brilliant Card (VNBC), Dong A Bank December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months)


Web Developer, Montreal Saudi Student House May 2013 (1 month)

Built a website for Saudi students in Montreal using XenForo

Lab Instructor, Concordia University January 2013 – April 2013 (4 months)

Instructed students to build a simple computer using electronic devices (SOEN228)

Technician, ASUS Vietnam November 2008 – November 2009 (13 months)

Tested and reviewed new products; participated in organizing sale and marketing events.

Member, AMTECH Overclocking Club January 2008 — December 2008 (12 months)

Assembled, modified, overclocked and repaired computer hardware.


Master of Applied Science in Information Systems Security, Concordia University

Thesis: Mining Cyber Security Intelligence from Spam Data

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunications, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Thesis: Implementing and evaluating the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol


Enquêtes sur les pourriels avec le forage de données

Délinquance et innovation, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal (book)

Spam Campaign Detection, Analysis and Investigation

Digital Investigation, Volume 12, Supplement 1 (paper); Proceedings of the Second Annual DFRWS Europe (paper | slides)

Investigating the Dark Cyberspace: Profiling, Threat-based Analysis and Correlation

7th International Conference on Risk and Security of Internet and Systems (CRiSIS) (paper)


Bursary Fonds de recherche du Québec (FQRNT) 2011, 2012, 2013
Bursary Concordia University Graduate Student Support Program (GSSP) 2011, 2012
Academic Award Excellent Student in Informatics (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 2002, 2004, 2005
Academic Award Nationwide Informatics Contest for Young Talents (Ha Noi, Vietnam) 2002
Academic Award Informatics Contest for Young Talents (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 2001, 2002
2nd place Worldwide Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship (Taipei, Taiwan) 2008
3rd place Nationwide Gigabyte Regional Overclocking Competition (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 2008
Champion AMTECH Amazing Overclocking Competition (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) 2008
The Best Cooperation Award SEAMEO Regional Schools Internet Project (Singapore) 2003


First International Conference on Anti-Cybercrime (ICACC) 2015