The Alperovitch Institute is pleased to welcome Maria Markstedter, CEO of Azeria Labs, as an Adjunct Professor teaching on arm assembly and exploitation at the Alperovitch Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Maria is a legend. The depth and breadth of her expertise and achievements in exploit mitigation research are second to none. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome her as an educator,” said Thomas Rid, Founding Director of the Alperovitch Institute.

Maria is a member of the technical review board for the Black Hat security conference. She serves on the Technical Advisory Council (TAC) for the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee at CISA, and she is the author of “Blue Fox: Arm Assembly Internals & Reverse Engineering.” Maria has played pivotal roles across various security sectors. She was previously the Chief Product Officer at the Arm virtualization startup, Corellium Inc., and has worked with Arm Ltd. on exploit mitigation research in Cambridge.

Maria was named Forbes Cybersecurity Person of the Year in 2020, and was honored on the Forbes “30 under 30” Technology list in 2018. She continues to empower security researchers and developers worldwide, offering high-quality training services to both public and private sector organizations, aimed at effectively attacking and defending Arm-based software. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Security, and a Master’s degree in Enterprise Security.