Troy @ Bouvet

Two weeks ago, Troy Hunt paid us a visit and held his workshop "Hack yourself first" at Bouvet's Oslo HQ at Majorstuen.

Troy, for those of you that don't know is one of the world's most widely known web security experts. He famously created Have I Been Pwned?, a site where you can check whether your personal information has been compromised in data breaches.

How did this happen?

In a happy coincidence, I saw him tweet he had some time available for private workshops in Oslo around NDC.

I thought "what the heck", and posted it to our company's security-channel on Slack.

My initial Slack post

I also forwarded it to my closest managers, but didn't think any more of it.

Then it came up again; People were interested to know if any contact had been established.

Slack messages regarding contact

Andreas (one of my closest managers) said that they were in communication.

Next thing I know, there's an announcement and a thank-you.

Announcing the workshop

Troy would be paying us a visit, holding a two day internal workshop. And that's basically how it went down.

During the workshop, we used offensive techniques to illustrate damage potential (attacking a purpously insecure web application, etc.) and learned how to make our solutions are secure and protected.

You can read more about the workshop on Troy's site, and in his blogpost if you're interested.

I had the privilege of being Troy's chaperone, which basically meant I walked him to his city bike and made sure he got lunch.

Troy posing

All in all, it was a fun, educational experience!

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