HackEDU provides secure coding training to companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 5. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ralph held numerous senior sales executive roles in the technology and cybersecurity space, including vice president of sales at Proofpoint, Wombat Security, ASA Corp, TekMethods, LogicLibrary, Solvaire Technologies and Intraware. He currently serves as an advisor for Project Olympus, a startup incubator program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.
Chief Marketing Officer
Amy has served in several top marketing roles in B2B technology companies, including more than eight years leading security awareness training marketing and product at Wombat Security and Proofpoint post acquisition. She also held senior marketing positions at Othot, Tollgrade, Ericsson, McKesson and Marconi. She enjoys providing marketing guidance to other tech start-ups in the Pittsburgh region.
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.