Will Yakowicz reports:
For some entrepreneurs, getting customers is a matter of marketing. For Jobert Abma and Michiel Prins, it’s a matter of sniffing out security vulnerabilities and staving off cyber threats.
The two self-taught computer hackers today lead HackerOne, one of the largest white-hat hacking platforms in the world. With $74 million in venture funding from the likes of Benchmark and Dragoneer Investment Group, the San Francisco-based firm tasks 160,000 computer security experts around the world with finding bugs and cybersecurity vulnerabilities for companies like General Motors, Starbucks, Airbnb, and Twitter. It also works with government agencies, like the U.S. Department of Defense, and airlines like Lufthansa.
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