Who am I ?

I am an information security professional based in Belgium. I studied computer science at the Free University of Brussels. I spent a few years working as a pentester and tech lead  in Switzerland. I’m also the founder of Badcode SPRL, that’s the platform for my freelance activities, and cofounder and CTO of ICON NGO, an nongovernmental organization federating a community around important topics in cybersecurity. Last but certainly not the least, I’m the founder of libssh, a Free and Opensource library implementation of the SSH protocol.

This blog will contain a bit of random rambling about:

  • Free software
  • Computer security/hacking (exploitation techniques, cryptography, reverse engineering, pentesting, Capture the flag, etc.)
  • Coding (security, crypto, networks, other fun stuff)
  • Electronics
  • Astronomy/Astrophotography

I have played CTF for a few years within teams Routards, Fourchette-bombe and Solar Wine. I’ve had the pleasure to go with Routards at Defcon CTF in Las Vegas a few times and play two finals at hack-a-sat with Solar Wine.

How to contact me

My email adress is aris@badcode.be. You can reach me on twitter on @aris_ada.
If your email is about libssh, please directly write to the libssh mailing list, so other contributors can answer as well. If you go at conferences, you’ve got a decent chance of meeting me at Brucon, Fosdem or Defcon. There is my Amazon wishlist.


I am since 2019 working full-time as freelance, and am available to work on any topic related to security (penetration test, security audit, code review, vulndev, development, reverse engineering, architecture, etc.). You can reach me on Linkedin and twitter. I can provide commercial support for libssh, please contact me there for more details.