About Joachim De Zutter

So... 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: a snippet of my source code was explained in the second edition of the book Hacker Disassembling Uncovered by Kris Kaspersky.

During my student years, I was invited to be 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 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 decided not to go. I co-authored a presentation given by a friend at the IT Underground security conference in Warsaw, Poland.

While I was a university student I joined the Zeus computer science working group, as I already knew a few students from University College Ghent that were part of that working group. After it was apparently decided the group was exclusively for Ghent University students, I decided to leave the working group.

After receiving my general secondary education diploma, I obtained a master's degree in computer science at the university of Ghent, with specialization in information and communication technology (ICT). In Belgium, Civil Engineer (in Dutch: Burgerlijk Ingenieur, abbreviated ir.) is a legally protected title granted to people who obtained such a degree. 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, a company listed on the NASDAQ.

I can be found on LinkedIn by everyone and on Facebook by friends of friends. I'm on Twitter. I also created a YouTube channel with my favourite music videos.