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Live Q&A: Uncovering Modern Web Application Attacks with Dolev Farhi and Nick Aleks

Modern web application attacks, how to build a resilient line of defense, and actionable tips to level up your AppSec program 

Dolev Farhi and Nick Aleks, the authors of Blackhat GraphQL and founders of DEFCON Toronto join ThreatX experts for a 30-minute Live Q&A. 

Dolev and Nick interact with our live audience to answer questions related to:  

  • API Attack Techniques on REST vs GraphQL 
  • How to Build Defense for Modern Attacks 
  • Tactics to level up your AppSec Program 


Dolev Farhi

Principal Security Engineer @Wealthsimple
Dolev Farhi is a security engineer and author with extensive experience leading security engineering teams in complex environments and scale in the Fintech and cyber security industries. Currently, he is the Principal Security Engineer at Wealthsimple, building defenses for one of the fastest Fintech companies in North America. Dolev has previously worked for several security firms and provided training for official Linux certification tracks. He is one of the founders of DEFCON Toronto (DC416), a popular Toronto-based hacker group. In his spare time, he enjoys researching vulnerabilities in IoT devices, participating and building CTF challenges and contributing exploits to Exploit-DB.

Nick Aleks

Senior Director of Security @Wealthsimple
Nick Aleks is a leader in Toronto’s cybersecurity community and a distinguished and patented security engineer, speaker, and researcher. He is currently the Senior Director of Security at Wealthsimple, leads his own security firm, ASEC.IO, and is a Senior Advisory Board member for HackStudent, George Brown, and the University of Guelph’s Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence programs. A founder of DEFCON Toronto, he specializes in offensive security and penetration testing and has over 10 years of experience hacking everything from websites, safes, locks, cars, drones, and even smart buildings.

Jeremy Ventura

Director, Security Strategy, Field CISO @ThreatX
Jeremy Ventura is a cybersecurity professional, specializing in advising organizations on information security best practices. He has years of experience in vulnerability management, email security, incident response and security center operations. At ThreatX, he is responsible for the development and presentation of thought leadership across all areas of cybersecurity. Ventura is an industry leader that can regularly be seen in media, blog posts, podcasts and at speaking events. Previously, Ventura has worked at Gong, Mimecast, Tenable and IBM, among other security organizations. Ventura holds a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Homeland Security.

Sydney Coffaro

Product Manager @ThreatX
Sydney Coffaro is a certified Product Manager, Scrum Master, and has led technical sales initiatives for go-to customer teams that resulted in the acquisition of hundreds of customers. She is an experienced subject-matter expert focused on Cyber Security Automation, Incident Response, APIs, and Application Security with a demonstrated history of working in fast-paced early-stage startups.

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