October 30–31, 2016: Training
October 31–November 2, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Office Hour with Caroline Wong and Jacob Hansen

Caroline Wong (Cobalt), Jacob Hansen (Cobalt)
2:50pm–3:20pm Tuesday, 11/01/2016
Location: Table 4 in 3rd Floor Promenade

In this office hour, Caroline and Jacob will discuss the following:

  • Evolution of pen testing
  • Crowdsourced security
  • Security scanners vs. consultants vs. bug bounty vs. crowdsourced pen tests
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Caroline Wong


Caroline Wong is the vice president of security strategy at Cobalt, which delivers crowdsourced pen tests and private bug bounties to modern organizations. Caroline’s close and practical information security knowledge stems from broad experience as a Cigital consultant and a Symantec product manager as well as day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga. She is a well-known thought leader on the topic of security metrics and has been featured at industry conferences including RSA (USA and Europe), IT Web Summit (South Africa), OWASP AppSec, Metricon, the Executive Women’s Forum, ISC2, and the Information Security Forum. Caroline received a 2010 Women of Influence Award in the One to Watch category and authored the popular textbook Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide (McGraw-Hill, 2011). She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in electrical engineering and computer sciences.

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Jacob Hansen


Jacob Hansen is the cofounder and CEO of Cobalt, which delivers crowdsourced pen tests and private bug bounties to modern organizations. Prior to founding Cobalt, Jacob was a consultant at Accenture in Copenhagen and London, where he delivered enterprise IT Solutions for Fortune 1000 clients. As an advocate of crowdsourcing and cybersecurity, Jacob has been featured in Forbes and The Verge and has spoken at various conferences internationally. Jacob’s passion for technology extends to his personal life, where he is a crypto enthusiast and cofounder of Bitcoinfilm.org, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing stories of bitcoin adoption around the world.