About Me


Chi Tran is an international student from Vietnam. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Security at the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) in May 2019 and currently working as a Application Security Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS). While working full-time, he is also doing security researches as well as competing CTF competitions with his team. His research interests include web application security, IoT devices, and malware analysis.


  • Oracle Security-in-depth Acknowledgements/Hall of Fame
  • Trend Micro Hall of Fame
  • Apple Hall of Fame
  • Facebook Hall of Fame
  • Accenture Hall of Fame
  • F-Secure Hall of Fame
  • Harvard – Letter of Appreciation
  • Bosch Hall of Fame
  • Google Hall of Fame
  • Auth0 Hall of Fame
  • Accenture Hall of Fame
  • BMW Hall of Fame
  • IBM Hall of Fame
  • CERT-EU Hall of Fame
  • Toyota Hall of Fame
  • United Nations Hall of Fame
  • Microsoft Security Researcher Acknowledgements
  • HP Security Researcher Acknowledgements
  • Cisco Security Researcher Acknowledgements
  • LGE Security Researcher Acknowledgements
  • Department of Defense Hall of Thanks
  • Siemens Security Hall of Thanks
  • PAYPAL Hall of Thanks
  • Starbucks Hall of Thanks
  • JUUL Labs Hall of Thanks
  • Marriott Hall of Thanks


  • Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE) – Verify me
  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) – Verify me
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) – Verify me
  • SANS Penetration Tester (GPEN) – Verify me
  • Placed 1st locally (Sandia National Laboratory) and 14th national with SMU Cyber Security Team at Cyber Force Competition (Department of Energy)
  • Placed 1st at State Farm CTF Competition