HackEDU’s mission is to provide best in class interactive cybersecurity training. Whether you are someone brand new to the field looking to break in or a developer looking to code more securely, we are passionate about teaching. Our aim is to lower barriers to learn security and give safe and legal environments for exploration. Only then will the industry flourish with more cybersecurity professionals and security champions.
Our decades of cybersecurity experience helps us shape our platform and curriculum. We are always looking for cybersecurity experts that are passionate about teaching. If you are interested in joining our team please check out our careers page.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jared Ablon previously was the Chief Information Security Officer at AirMap where he was the recipient of the CISO of the year award by the LA Business Journal. Jared worked at MITRE Corporation, where he led efforts to ensure security of communications technologies for multiple U.S. Air Force programs. He began his career at the Department of Defense developing cryptanalysis, network exploitation, and vulnerability analysis security technologies.
Co-Founder & CTO
Before starting HackEDU, Matt was the first employee and VP, Product at AirMap. Previously, Matt was the Co-Founder and CTO at Giant Media, which was acquired by Adknowledge in March 2014. Giant Media built the largest native video ad network in the United States (measured by ComScore) and worked with most of the biggest ad agencies and brands in the world. Matt is also the creator of the Drone Hackers Toolkit, which is an open pentesting framework, written in Python, for detecting and exploiting drones.
Head of Sales
Rachel currently leads the global sales team at HackEDU. Prior to joining HackEDU, she spent several years in the enterprise backup and recovery space in a variety of sales and leadership roles. Rachel launched her career in high-tech as a licensed attorney specializing in complex commercial transactions. Nothing makes her happier than secure coding training and puppies.
Head of Marketing
Prior to taking on the marketing reins at HackEDU, Brandon served as the fractional CMO at StrongKey, a cybersecurity startup, started and ran a full-service marketing agency for 11 years, and almost single-handedly built a global consumer product company that he launched off the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign. His world revolves around his family, making, photography and art, Liverpool FC, Blue Devil sports, and growing HackEDU.
At HackEDU, partners are an important part of our mission to solve the global shortage of cybersecurity talent. We are committed to supporting our partners with our best in class interactive cybersecurity training platform.