About Joachim De Zutter

That's me, Joachim De Zutter.

I have been programming computers since I was a teenager, starting with QBasic, x86 assembly language and Turbo Pascal.

Sometimes I use my knowledge of assembly language to reverse engineer software.

I developed software to remove the Burneye encryption from ELF binaries which was mentioned in various books such as "Hacker Disassembling Uncovered" by Kris Kaspersky and "Know Your Enemy" by The Honeynet Project.

In 2005 I was a speaker at the H2HC security conference in São Paulo, Brazil. There I presented among other things proof of concept code to monitor Windows DLLs by static code injection. A presentation of mine was also accepted at the The Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) held in Singapore, where in 2006 I presented a method for improving software bug detection using a virtual machine-fuzzer code coverage feedback loop. There I had the honor of meeting Matt Conover who was a member of the core research group of Symantec and Barnaby Jack and Marc Maiffret of eEye Digital Security. A presentation of mine was also accepted for the DEF CON security convention held in Las Vegas, but I didn't go because I had to focus on my university studies. I co-authored a presentation given by a friend at the IT Underground security conference in Warsaw, Poland.

After receiving my general secondary education diploma, I graduated as a civil engineer (master's degree) in computer science at the university of Ghent, with specialization in information and communication technology (ICT). At the university most of my software engineering courses required practice in the Java programming language. My master's thesis examined two-layered speech recognition with phonetic syllables as intermediary units based on the SPRAAK open source speech recognition package developed at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

In 2012 I started working at Verint in Sofia, Bulgaria. Verint is listed on the NASDAQ.

I can be found on LinkedIn by everyone and on Facebook by friends of friends. I'm on Twitter where I mostly share articles about investing which I find interesting. I also created a YouTube channel with my favourite music videos and a GitHub account.