Youssef Soliman

Computer Science

A quote that inspires you

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Alan Kay

An interesting fact that is not known about you

While I was impatiently waiting for a hackathon to begin, I started looking into its infrastructure for security holes. After discovering a handful of vulnerabilities that permitted me to access all participant data and modify judging scores, I reported the findings and continued to win an award through (totally) legitimate means.

What are your future aspirations or dreams?

As cyber-criminals begin to unveil the ancient corporate systems that have been hanging on threads and governments begin to strip away personal freedoms and privacy, our future is dependant on active solutions to these problems. I aspire to become a core asset in the world’s ever-growing need for cyber-security and privacy through software and education. The current systems and protections we have in place are antiquated and have room for improvement.