Casey John Ellis is the Chairman, Founder, and CTO of Bugcrowd He is a 20+ year career veteran of information security, and has been inventing stuff and generally getting technology to do things it isn’t supposed to since childhood.
Casey has worn a variety of professional hats, working as a pentester, security/risk consultant and solutions architect, Chief Security Officer, and most recently as a career entrepreneur and company leader. Casey pioneered the Crowdsourced Security as a Service model, launching the first bug bounty programs on the Bugcrowd platform in 2012, and co-founded the disclose.io vulnerability disclosure standardization project in 2014.
Casey is a sought-after industry visionary, media commentator, and keynote speaker, and has presented at DEF CON, Black Hat, RSA Conference, Techcrunch DISRUPT, Shmoocon, ENISA, Usenix ENIGMA, Nullcon, Derbycon, SOURCEConf, AISA, AusCERT, and others. He has advised the US Department of Defense, Australian and UK Intelligence Communities, and US House and Senate legislative initiatives including pre-emptive protection of cyberspace ahead of the 2020 Presidential Elections.
A proud native of Sydney, Australia, Casey lives with his wife and two kids between Sydney and the San Francisco Bay Area. He is happy as long as he is pursuing potential.