About Me

I am currently an information and systems engineering Ph.D student at the Concordia University. I am doing my Ph.D under supervision of Dr. Mohammad Mannan.

  • Email: sajjad.pourali{a†}concordia.ca
  • Location: 1515 Ste-Catherine West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Research Interests: Mobile and Web Security, Embedded Device Security, Malware Analysis, Network Application Layer Security, and Privacy.


Master of Science in Secure Computation

ImamReza University - July, 2020

Thesis: Designing a Framework for Security Assessment in the Iot Application Layer.

Bachelor in Software Engineering

Khavaran Institute of Higher Education - November, 2016

Thesis: Designed an Open-source Penetration Testing Framework With A Pipeline And Multi Thread Approach.

Associate Degree in Software Engineering

Kharazmi Khorasan Institute of Higher Education - JANUARY, 2014

Thesis: Web Application Penetration Testing Based On OWASP ASVS Standard.


CERT of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Senior Application Security Specialist | November'13 - April'21

CERT of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Web Application Penetration Tester | April'09 - November'13


Leaky Kits: The Increased Risk of Data Exposure from Phishing Kits

Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime'22) | Nov 30-Dec 2,22
Bhaskar Tejaswi, Nayanamana Samarasinghe, Sajjad Pourali, Mohammad Mannan, Amr Youssef

Hidden in Plain Sight: Exploring Encrypted Channels in Android apps

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS 2022) | Nov 7-11,22
Sajjad Pourali, Nayanamana Samarasinghe, Mohammad Mannan