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Episode 8: The Bounty Mindset: Understanding the Psychology of Bug Bounty Hunters with Casey Ellis, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Bugcrowd

Episode #8| January 16, 2024
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About the Guests:

Casey Ellis

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Bugcrowd
Casey is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Bugcrowd, as well as the co-founder of The disclose.io Project. He is a 20+ year veteran of information security who entered the space from a youth spent inventing things and generally getting technology to misbehave. Prior to Bugcrowd, Casey entered information security as a penetration tester and security researcher, before wearing a variety of hats ranging from solutions architecture and sales to CSO, and finally landing as a career cybersecurity entrepreneur. Casey pioneered Crowdsourced Security as-a-Service, launching Bugcrowd and its first bug bounty programs in 2012, and co-founded the disclose.io vulnerability disclosure standardization and adoption project in 2014. Since then, he has personally advised the US Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security/CISA, the US Department of Justice around CFAA reform, the Australian and UK intelligence and policy communities, and various US Whitehouse, executive, and judicial branch legislative cybersecurity initiatives, including the US National Cyber Strategy and preemptive cyberspace protection ahead of the 2020 and 2024 Presidential Elections