HackEDU was founded by Jared Ablon and Matt Koskela, a CISO and VP of Product who identified that developers don't receive traditional training during their higher education degree programs, and therefore need quality training on the job. Together they created a unique training approach to teach developers secure coding skills in a virtual sandbox. The training teaches developers of all experience levels how an exploit works and how to prevent, find, and fix vulnerabilities in code.
Joe Ferrara, Chief Executive Officer
Passionate about driving growth in technology companies, Joe has a track record for building market leading businesses in cybersecurity and telecommunications at Wombat Security, Ericsson, Marconi, and Tollgrade. He also currently serves as a Board Member of seed investor Innovation Works and most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Division. Proofpoint acquired Wombat Security Technologies, a security awareness training company where he served as President and CEO.
Jared Ablon, Co-Founder & President
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.