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Ming Huo

Part-Time Lecturer - Seattle


Office Location

Northeastern University - Seattle
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Ming Huo
401 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Research Interests

  • Application security engineering


  • MS in computer science, Wollongong University, Australia
  • BS in engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China


Ming Huo is a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University’s Seattle campus, specializing in application security engineering. Ming’s skillset includes the ability to identify security vulnerabilities by way of security architecture review, code review, and penetration testing, as well as the ability to provide security remediation options and recommend the best practices for given applications. He also has an excellent background in programming skills such as C#, C++, Java, Javascript, PHP, and script languages.

Ming worked as an online security software engineer at Sears from 2013 to 2015, where he was responsible for designing security standards and ensuring SDLC was adopted through the development lifecycle. While at Sears, Ming worked on projects such as designing security requirements on user authorization, performing security assessments, and providing remediation options for detected vulnerabilities in online platforms for managing home devices such as garage doors and general thermostats.

Another project involved performing back-end testing with tools SoapUI and Burp, conducting code review with HP Fortify SCA, and auditing the user profile database for PII and PCI data to deliver identified user authentication issues and to provide necessary remediation options for detected vulnerabilities in online user profile payment services.

Ming also assisted with the planning and integration of SDLC in the development lifecycle, worked closely with the development team to explain certain risks, and performed testing with Burp and scanning with AppScann to deliver identified vulnerabilities and remediation options for a project involving a gifting platform that allows users to turn physical items into digital gift cards to send via email.