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Casey Ellis of Bugcrowd on Highlighting Vulnerabilities So They Can Be Fixed

Anna Delaney (annamadeline) •
December 6, 2021

Casey Ellis, CTO and Founder, Bugcrowd

Casey Ellis, Founder and CTO of Bugcrowd, shares information from the company’s annual report, Inside the Mind of a Hacker 2021, which reveals that 8 in 10 ethical hackers recently identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.

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He attributes this, in part, to the rapid shift to remote working when “we did a lot of pretty wacky things very quickly with technology as the pandemic was emerging.”

Ellis advises organizations to assume that “there is going to be something broken somewhere, for reference.” Once companies have made this cultural shift, he says, “all of the extra things that happen to detect risks, then prevent them, and learn from them to try to avoid them in the future becomes a lot more. easy because it’s no longer dirty laundry or something to be ashamed of. “

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Ellis explains:

  • Bugcrowd Report Results;
  • Gaps in corporate defenses that allow vulnerabilities to perpetuate themselves;
  • How organizations can adopt the mindset of an ethical hacker to improve their cybersecurity.

Ellis is the founder, president and technical director of Bugcrowd. He is a 20-year information security veteran, serving clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations as a pentester, security and risk consultant, solutions architect and most recently as a career entrepreneur.

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