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Jacob Hansen

Jacob Hansen

Jacob Hansen is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Cobalt. Jacob and his team are on a mission to evolve the traditional pentesting model by engaging the best cybersecurity talent, via Cobalt’s PtaaS platform, and allowing customers to move from a static pentest to platform-driven pentest programs that drive better security and improve ROI.

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2020 Pentest Predictions: Platforms, Sprints, and Analytics

2019 has been an interesting year for cybersecurity.

Jacob Hansen
Jacob Hansen
Deconstructing and Rewiring Bug Bounty Programs
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Deconstructing and Rewiring Bug Bounty Programs

On the surface, public bug bounty programs look like a no-brainer. You invite a number of security researchers to find security issues in…

The Third Wave of Application Security
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The Third Wave of Application Security

How to Measure the Security of a Bitcoin Application
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How to Measure the Security of a Bitcoin Application

These days anyone regularly tuning into r/bitcoin read stories about individuals getting their wallet.dat stolen and bitcoin businesses...

Capture the Coin
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Capture the Coin

At Cobalt, we’re constantly thinking about how we can take application security to the next level. Today, we’re excited to launch Capture...

New Alternatives to Bug Bounty Programs
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New Alternatives to Bug Bounty Programs

Before you can choose the right approach to test your application security, you first need to understand your options — and the economics...

Cobalt Raises 1 Million in Funding
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Cobalt Raises 1 Million in Funding

Since launching Cobalt in 2013, our clients have shown us that there is a huge demand for crowdsourced application security. It is easier...

New Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of Pentest Vendors
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New Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of Pentest Vendors

“The Magic Cube” by Osterman Research evaluates providers against talent, delivery, and value

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