Yves Younan


Senior Research Engineer

Yves Younan is a Senior Research Engineer on the Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) at Sourcefire where he works on vulnerabilities and mitigations. Prior to joining Sourcefire, he worked as a Security Researcher with BlackBerry Security. Before joining BlackBerry, Yves was an academic, founding the Native Code Security group within the DistriNet research group at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium.  He received a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and a PhD in Engineering: Computer Science from the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven). His PhD focused on building efficient mitigations against vulnerability exploitation resulting in the publication of several practical mitigations.  He has over 40 publications and presentations at international conferences and journals, including RSA, Pacsec, PH-Neutral, Phrack, CCC conference, ACSAC, What the Hack, DIMVA and the ACM Computer and Communications Security conference.