Pedram Amini is currently the Chief Technology Officer on InQuest. Before becoming the CTO at InQuest, Pedram was a director at Avast and a founder of Jumpshot, a solution for the identification and removal of deeply entrenched malware. Before Jumpshot, he founded the Zero Day Initiative at TippingPoint, where the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) was invented. At TippingPoint he built and managed the world's largest group of independent researchers in the cyber security industry which is to date the predominant source of all Microsoft vulnerability discoveries. He has historically spent much of his time in the shoes of a reverse engineer, developing automation tools and processes. Pedram has formerly presented and given training courses at Blackhat and numerous other infosec conferences globally. Pedram holds a Cyber Security degree from Tulane University and is an author of the book "Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerability Discovery".