Troy Hunt

Thought Leader on Internet Security, Workshop Facilitator & Speaker

Troy Hunt is internationally regarded as a thought leader in the internet security space. A Microsoft Regional Director, he is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Person for data security.

Troy speaks at technology events and corporate events around the world, and facilitates interactive workshops. Most often he teaches software developers about how they can exploit their own systems, in the process empowering them with the expertise to rebuild systems that can withstand online threats. He also speaks in layman's terms at consumer and business focussed events designed to impress on the audience the importance of digital security and highlight the challenges we're facing to our online wellbeing.

An author of Pluralsight, Troy has produced more than twenty top-rated courses for this leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. He is also the creator of "Have I been pwned?", a free online service that aggregates data breaches and helps people establish whether they've been impacted by malicious activity on the web.

Troy blogs regularly about web security. Additionally, he has been featured articles with publications including Forbes, TIME magazine, Mashable, PCWorld, ZDNet and Yahoo! Tech.

For fourteen years prior to going fully independent, Troy Hunt worked at Pfizer, with the last seven years being responsible for application architecture in the Asia Pacific region. Time spent in a large corporate environment gave Troy huge exposure to all aspects of technology as well as the diverse cultures his role spanned. Many of the things he teaches in post-corporate life are based on these experiences, particularly as a result of working with a large number of outsourcing vendors across the globe.

Troy Hunt talks about:

Hack Yourself First: How to go on the Cyber-Offence (Two Day Workshop) - Cyber-attacks have become a reality of running software on the web today. This interactive workshop is all about building up defensive skills in developers. It looks at security from the attacker's perspective and takes them through the steps necessary to exploit vulnerable software on the web so that can experience hacking first hand.

Hack Your Career - By telling the story of Troy's personal journey, from a normal everyday corporate software job to complete independence, Troy inspires, motivates and guides everyone who wants to get more out of their technology career - whether that be in their existing role or somewhere new in the future.

Something Something Cyber - How do dormant cyber pathogens spread? Do hackers really wear hoodies while they hack? And how hard is it to become a genuine, bona fide evil cyber hacker anyway?

Lessons From 220 Million Breached Records - We can learn a huge amount about security by reviewing the failures of those who have come before us. In maintaining the data breach notification service "Have I been pwned?", Troy has dealt with literally hundreds of millions of breached records over time and has seen some fascinating things. In this talk Troy looks at the patterns organisations who suffered data breaches were using, the types of data that were exposed to and the things they could have done to protect themselves from malicious actors.