Meet the DevSecCon Academy Trainers

Our course trainers are top industry professionals with years of experience – they will make sure that you achieve all the knowledge and skills that you aspire.


Director, Appsecco

An accomplished security professional with over a decade’s experience of providing specialist application and infrastructure consulting services at the highest levels to companies, governments and organisations around the world. Deep experience of working with clients to provide cutting edge security insight that truly reflects the commercial and operational needs of the organisation from strategic advice to testing and analysis to incident response and recovery. An active participant in the international security community and conference speaker both individually, as chapter lead of the Bangalore chapter of OWASP the global organisation responsible for defining the standards for web application security and as a co-founder of null India’s largest open security community. Akash is Director of Appsecco a multi-national company focused on Application Security.


Automation Security Ninja, Appsecco

Madhu Akula is an Automation Security Ninja at Appsecco, a company that specializes in Web Application Security. His primary interests lie with application & cloud security, DevOps and Automation. He is a security and DevOps researcher with over 3+ years of experience in the industry. He has expertise in building scalable and secure infrastructure. Implemented security solutions and worked with different clients across Govt, E-Commerce and IT industries. His research has been selected for ToorCon, DefCamp, SkydogCon, NoloCon, etc in the past. Madhu Akula is also an active member with Bugcrowd, Hackerone, Synack etc. He has found vulnerabilities in open source products/platforms such as WordPress, Ntop, Opendocman etc. and is also a contributing bug hunter with Code Vigilant (a project to Secure Open Source Software).

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Software Security Consultant and Architect

Robert Hurlbut is an independent software security consultant and trainer based in Enfield, CT. Robert is a Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies and Security and holds the (ISC)2 CSSLP security certification. Robert has 30 years of industry experience in software security, software architecture, and software development. You can follow Robert on his blog at and on Twitter at and each week as a co-host of the Application Security Podcast at

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Adam is a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, author and game designer. He’s a member of the BlackHat Review Board, and helped found the CVE and many other things. He’s currently helping a variety of organizations improve their security, and advising and mentoring startups as a Mach37 Star Mentor. While at Microsoft, he drove the Autorun fix into Windows Update, was the lead designer of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3 and created the “Elevation of Privilege” game. Adam is the author of “Threat Modeling: Designing for Security” and the co-author of “The New School of Information Security”.

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DevSecOps Leader

Francois is the founder of DevSecCon and a Security and DevSecOps specialist with over 15 years’ international experience in FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He has developed products with innovative security capabilities across a variety of industry verticals including cutting edge SOC and CERT solutions.

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