Hi, I'm DeadPackets (Youssef Awad)!

💻 A passionate cybersecurity researcher, developer, engineer and hacker!


$> whoami

  • Graduate of Computer Engineering (with Comp Sci minor) from AUS
  • Head of Engineering & Co-Founder at CTFae
  • I enjoy playing CTFs and hacking (or breaking) things
  • I absolutely love DevOps and building solutions
  • Spreading knowledge in dev/cybersec is one of my many passions
  • You can contact me anytime for questions, I love answering them
  • Forever faithful to Python & Docker <3
  • ⭐ Over my 7 years on GitHub, I have opened 111 issues, opened 61 PRs, pushed 1668 commits, created 42 repositories, contributed to 7 projects, gathered 56 stars across all my repos and gists

$> ls -la projects/

💻 Technology 🚀 Projects
Python pwnbox-cli EasyGuard ctfd-discord-webhook-plugin Donation-Nation
NodeJS CRNotify AUSCrawl InfoSteal Phishing_Catcher.js iPwn HackPi
Puppeteer CRNotify AUSCrawl
React-Native Rumi CRNotify-App Aiko
Docker pwnbox EasyGuard AUSCTF-S19
JavaScript DOSArchive CrackTheHack EmailCheck HistoryThief
Java The-Mansion-Game
C%2B%2B CMP220Project

$> cat skills.txt

Languages

Technologies

Frameworks

DevOps

$> cat life.txt | grep "Achievements"

  • [2023] 💻 Hosted the CTF for GITEX Africa in Morocco with CTFae @ GITEX Africa 2023 (link)
  • [2023] 💻 Hosted the CTF for the last HITB in Amsterdam with CTFae @ HITBAMS 2023 (link)
  • [2022] 💻 Hosted a CTF for the return of Dubai Police CTF in the UAE with CTFae @ DPCTF 2022 (link)
  • [2022] 💻 Hosted the CTF for the first ever BlackHat in Saudi Arabia with CTFae @ BlackHat 2022 (link)
  • [2022] 💍 Got engaged to the wonderful and beautiful Dana Osama (link)
  • [2022] 💻 Hosted a CTF for the Government of Thailand with CTFae @ TBCERT 2022 (link)
  • [2021] 💻 Hosted the largest CTF in the Middle East with CTFae @ AtHack 2021 (link)
  • [2021] 💻 Hosted the official jeopardy CTF with CTFae @ HITB CyberWeek 2021 (link)
  • [2021] 🎤 Gave a 2-day long training in Attack Defense CTFs @ HITB SECCONF (link_1) (link_2)
  • [2021] 🥇 1st Place Winner at The Hunt SOCathon hosted at GISEC (link)
  • [2021] 🏆 Created & hosted the longest CTF in UAE with CTFae (link)
  • [2021] 🏆 Awarded the "Outstanding CSE Student Talent Award" at AUS (link)
  • [2020] 🎤 Demonstrated a password stealing Windows attack @ GISEC (link)
  • [2020] 🥇 1st Place Winner at CyberKnight CTF (link)
  • [2020] 🥇 1st Place Winner at CyberTalents UAE Regional CTF (link)
  • [2020] 🥇 1st Place Winner at HITB Lockdown CTF (link)
  • [2019] 🎤 Invited to give a talk at DESC UAE
  • [2019] 🥇 1st Place Winner at CyberBattle Of The Emirates (link)
  • [2019] 🥈 2nd Place Winner at HITB AI Challenge (link)
  • [2019] 🥉 3rd Place Winner at CyberTalents Arab Regional CTF (link)
  • [2019] 🥇 1st Place Winner at CyberTalents UAE Regional CTF (link)
  • [2019] 🥇 1st Place Winner at Dubai Police CTF (link)
  • [2018] 🥇 1st Place Winner at CyberQuest Attack & Defence (link)
  • [2016] 🥇 1st Place Winner at CyberQuest CTF (link)
  • [2016] 🥈 2nd Place Winner at NYU CSAW Forensics CTF (link)

$> tryhackme --rank

TryHackMe

Top 10 in all of the UAE with over 33,000 points!

$> git show stats

deadpackets deadpackets

$> spotify_cli --currently-playing

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