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Hi, I'm Ted.

My mission is to help you get security right

I'm a leader of ethical hackers, helping companies build better, more secure software. I'm an author, keynote speaker, consultant, entrepreneur, and podcast host, specializing in penetration testing, secure software development, and related areas of cybersecurity.

I simplify concepts so anyone can understand them.

I wrote a book called HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right, from which came my TED talk "Why You Need to Think Like a Hacker." I am the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), and also co-founded Start, software which simplifies the hassle of managing vendor security risk.


We are a company of ethical hackers most commonly known for our work hacking cars, medical devices, web applications, and password managers.


We've helped hundreds of companies fix tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities, including Google, Amazon, and Netflix.


We founded and organize IoT Village, an event whose hacking contest is a four-time DEF CON Black Badge winner.

The point is:

you're in good hands.

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Stories connect us.

My talk "Why You Need to Think Like a Hacker" uses stories and metaphors from the front lines of ethical hacking to help you implement a simple, yet life-changing idea: when you think like a hacker, it reveals new pathways to achieve your goals.

The ways I help you:

Engage your audience with stories from hacking

Find security vulnerabilities, fix them, and prove your app is secure.

Simplify the hassle of vendor risk management

Learn new ideas, shatter misconceptions

Hear stories from people who have succeeded


How can I serve you?

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