Mikhail Sosonkin is the Director of R&D at Synack where he digs into the security aspects of low-level systems. He enjoys automating aspects of reverse engineering, fuzzing and analysis in order to better understand application internals. Sosonkin has a computer science degree from NYU, where he has also taught Application Security, and a software engineering master's from Oxford University. Being a builder and a hacker at heart, his interests are in vulnerability analysis, automation, malware and reverse engineering. Sosonkin much enjoys speaking at such conferences as ZeroNights and DEFCON.