Participating in Google’s bug bounty program at age 14 sparked my interest in web security. I have now, at 17, been employed by IT security startup Detectify for two years and written IT security-related columns for leading media houses in IT and tech. Here are 5 ways that I believe we can get more young people into web security.
Linus Särud stumbled across the world of web security by accident after finding a virus on his computer. His security career quickly took off and at 14, he hacked Google. Now, at 17, he is a web security columnist at IDG Sweden as well as a skilled security researcher and much appreciated member of the Detectify team. This is the story of how he became a white hat hacker and Detectify employee.