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Edden Kashi

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About

About Me

I'm a security and privacy enthusiast based in New York. I completed my undergraduate degree in computer science May 2020 and am now a part-time, remote student at NYU working on my MS in Cybersecurity!

Education

May 2022

MS of Cybersecurity

New York University

Cyber Fellowship Recipent. Studying part-time and remote.
GPA 4.0/4.0
Relevant Coursework Information Security and Privacy, Networking, Network Security, Application Security

May 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Hofstra University

GPA 3.92/4.0
Concentration Networking and Cybersecurity
Minor Computer Applications and Digital Media Design
Relevant Coursework Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Network Security, Software Engineering, Privacy & Web Applications, Ethical Hacking, Information Retrieval, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity, Computer Operating Systems, Automata Theory, Embedded Systems

2018

Study Abroad Entrepreneurial Studies

Tel Aviv University

Study Abroad Program at Tel Aviv Universities Coller School of Management May - June 2018. Focusing on Entrepreneurial Studies.

Experience

January 2021-Present

Cybersecurity Intern

Institute for Security and Technology (IST)

  • Took charge of the DDOS Translation Project to translate over 300 technical documents to create a multilingual virtual library using Python & Google Cloud Platform.
  • Established project timeline and integrated technical and non-technical team members to increase efficiency by 25%.
  • Formulating outreach plans to target global organizatioins and societies.

February 2019-May 2020

Research Assistant

Hofstra University

  • Investigated techniques for user tracking through web- and mobile-applications including web analytics (i.e., Google Analytics, Statcounter, etc.), web beacons using PHP, email tracking, CRM tools (i.e., Mailchimp), Bluetooth beacons, and Bluetooth tracking.
  • Successfully built 80 unified user profiles using web and Bluetooth tracking to log and predict the reoccurring location of test users in order to devise techniques to protect user privacy.
  • Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) Student, Summer 2019.

September 2019-December 2019

Peer Teacher

Hofstra University

  • Peer teacher for an Artificial Intelligence & Introduction to Python course. Held office hours and went over assignments, lectures, and labs with 45 students 3 times a week.

June 2019-August 2019

Software and Data Engineering Intern

Madison Logic

  • Performed data wrangling, analysis, and ETL using SQL, Python, and Pandas on global data to verify accuracy of 1B generated leads by various third parties.
  • Created a Snowflake database table to automate the process of verification and improved lead quality with a 96% accuracy.

January 2016-June 2016

Social Media Marketing Intern

Mystique Boutique NYC

  • Created and ran various social media platforms including Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  • Posted videos and photos to entice customers to shop online and instore. Increased Instagram engagement by 30% per post.
  • Created a Snapchat account that gained over 3,000 followers.

Skills

Python

90%

HTML

80%

SQL

70%
Programming

C/C++

85%

Linux & Unix

90%

Git

95%

ETL

80%
Other

Snowflake

85%

Privacy

75%

Microsoft Office/Google Suites

95%

Pentesting

75%

Awards

2020

WiCyS 2020 Undergraduate Student Poster Winner

Women in CyberSecurity 2020 Conference Undergradaute Student Poster Winner for project titled Did I Agree to This? Silent Tracking Through Beacons. View the poster here!

2020

NCWIT Collegiate Award Honorable Mention

National Center for Women & Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Collegiate Award Honorable Mention. View the video here!

2019

Student Grant

Facebook Inc.

Student Grant for attendance of security conferences. WiCyS ’19 ‘20, Enigma ’19, F8 ‘19

Publications

2020

Did I Agree to This? Silent Tracking Through Beacons

Edden Kashi, Angeliki Zavou
In HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust. HCII 2020. July 2020.
Paper Slides

Projects

Projects

Linked are a couple of my projects! Check out the GitHub repo or finished products by clicking the links!

Privware

Founded an initiative to bring privacy awareness to users of all ages during the start of COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted a workshop for 50 students teaching them internet privacy and safety.

Hofstra WiCyS Website

Designed and developed a website for student chapter I founded at Hofstra University. Website uses HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

JP Morgan Code For Good: Shatterproof Social

Web-app aimed at building community and break the stigma of drug abuse. Assisted in devloping a React JS web-app was created with a backend database using Firebase & chatbot created with IBM Watson Assistant & JS.

Stock Monitor

Real-time Yahoo Finance stock analyzer using tree sets and hash maps in junction with Yahoo Finance’s API in Java.