Robert Hansen

CTO
Bit Discovery

Robert is a 24-year veteran in computer security, known to many in the industry by handle “RSnake”. Robert started his career at eBay, where he was responsible for authentication as well as most anti-fraud systems and anti-phishing technologies. His work at eBay was later built into every modern web browser, and is now protecting every Internet user as a result. After eBay, Robert started ha.ckers.org, a web security proving ground that had over twenty thousand hackers and security experts attacking it per day. His lab was at one point responsible for a third of all the top-ranked web vulnerabilities. Robert later started a consulting company, SecTheory, where under contract he hacked into the back ends of over 2,100 banks, credit card processors, flight control systems, SCADA (water and power) control systems, and other security companies. During this time, Robert also built the most secure web application security hosting platform in the world at Falling Rock Networks, surviving over 15 million attacks in 8 years. Most recently, Robert's corporate intelligence platform, OutsideIntel, was acquired by Bit Discovery after which he became the CTO. Robert is also a floating CISO for multiple companies and sits on advisory boards of multiple technology and security companies such as Arkose Labs and Craxel. He is a frequent keynote speaker and is on the speaker selection committee for Blackhat and Hack in the Box.



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