Jobert Abma is a co-founder and technical lead at HackerOne, one of the leading bug bounty service platforms. He is an avid hacker, developer and advocate for transparent and safe vulnerability disclosure. He and co-founder Michiel Prins have been named one of Forbes 30 under 30 for 2017 in tech.
As a hacker himself, Jobert has reported critical vulnerabilities to GitLab, Yahoo, Slack, Snapchat among others. Before founding HackerOne, he was a successful penetration tester for a company he founded with customers included: Twitter, Facebook, Evernote and Airbnb, among others. He studied Computer Science at Hanze University Groningen.
In this episode we discuss his early hacking days, how he turned hacking into a job, why he started HackerOne, secure software development, lessons learned as a founder, Internet of Things vulnerabilities, and so much more.
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