Thought Leader on Cyber Security, Data Breaches and the Founder of Have I Been Pwned
Troy Hunt is an Australian security researcher and founder of the data breach notification service, Have I Been Pwned. Troy has a background in software development specialising in information security and is a regular conference speaker and trainer. He regularly appears in the media, works with government and law enforcement agencies and has appeared before US Congress as an expert witness testifying on the impact of data breaches. Troy is also a Microsoft Regional Director (an honorary title) and regularly blogs at troyhunt.com from his home on the Gold Coast.
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:
Cyber Security, Data Breaches, and Technologies
Troy speaks a lot about firsthand experiences with data breaches, passwords, and other vulnerabilities and general infosec topics he’s been involved in. Content is usually something he discusses in advance with the client and tailor accordingly.