Top Ranked Security Researcher Jason Haddix Named Bugcrowd Director of Technical Operations

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) May 18, 2015

Bugcrowd, the innovator in crowdsourced security testing for the enterprise, today announced that Jason Haddix has been named Director of Technical Operations. Haddix, a top-ranked security consultant, will manage Bugcrowds analyst team responsible for triaging and assessing vulnerabilities submitted from the companys community of over 16,700 white hat hackers.

Previously a top ranked member of Bugcrowds Crowd, Haddix brings a unique skillset that will improve speed and efficiencies in vulnerability assessment and triaging, aiding customers who may not have the resources available to manage the process internally.

In addition, Haddix will be working closely with Bugcrowds Researcher Operations team to increase the strategic value provided to its researchers, providing guidance on researcher training and initiatives, vulnerability disclosure quality and much more. Prior to this appointment, Haddix was most recently the Director of Penetration Testing at HP Fortify. He has also held prominent security roles at Redspin and Citrix, and has toured the world giving security talks and trainings at conferences like BlackHat, OWASP, BruCon and Toorcon.

“In the world of cybersecurity, there are two very important players. There are the builders. The folks who spend their time developing, writing source code for and launching products. And then there are the breakers. The folks who spend their time testing for, identifying and fixing vulnerabilities in the builders code. But these two parties speak very different languages and have different motivations, creating a chasm in the way security is managed and executed,” said Casey Ellis, CEO and co-founder of Bugcrowd. Thats where Jason comes in. His extensive experience both as a builder and a breaker further strengthens the bridge weve built, enabling the builders to not only speak the language of the breakers but also to accurately understand their motivations.

“During my time as a researcher in Bugcrowds Crowd of over 16,700, I knew there was something unique in the time and dedication the team put into their open, community-grown approach to researcher relations,” said Jason Haddix. “What theyre doing and their approach is truly disruptive in the security testing scene. You can tell by looking at their business model that its the next big thing. Im truly excited to be a part of that.

Haddix added, In general, the security industry tends to automate researchers out of jobs, reduce quality to increase throughput, and offshore to reduce costs. At Bugcrowd that can’t happen because researchers are the commodity we deal in. The best vulnerabilities and researchers are valued. Period.

About Bugcrowd

Bugcrowd, the innovator in crowdsourced security testing for the enterprise, was founded in 2012 by a team of security and software development experts who saw the opportunity to level the playing field in cybersecurity. Bugcrowd’s revolutionary approach to cybersecurity combines a proprietary vulnerability reporting platform with the largest crowd of security researchers on the planet. Cost-effective and far faster than standard security testing programs, Bugcrowd also provides a range of responsible disclosure and managed service options that allow companies to commission a customized security testing program that fits their specific requirements. Based in San Francisco, Bugcrowd is backed by Costanoa Venture Capital, Rally Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and Blackbird Ventures.

Bugcrowd is a trademark of Bugcrowd, Inc.

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