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Pentester of the Quarter: Shubham Chaskar

Cobalt is excited to announce that Shubham Chaskar is the Q2 Pentester of the Quarter!

Announcing our Q2 Pentester of the Quarter...Shubham Chaskar! Shubham has been a Core Pentester since November of 2021 and specializes in web and mobile application testing. He also regularly contributes to Cobalt's technical blog program. His peers in the core nominated Shubham, and this is what they had to say about him: 

"I have worked with Shubham on multiple engagements, and he is a talented hacker who works with professionalism when dealing with customers."

"I am nominating Shubham Chaskar for Pentester of the Quarter because of his exceptional skills in various security domains. He has consistently demonstrated his web, mobile, thick-client, and network security expertise. His dedication and passion for his work are truly remarkable, and he consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that clients' networks are secure."

"I want to nominate Shubham for the Pentester of the Quarter award. Shubham is an outstanding professional with exceptional skills in the field of pentesting. His commitment to finding and reporting vulnerabilities is unparalleled, and the quality of his work reflects his passion for the subject. He is an invaluable asset to Cobalt due to his thoroughness, attention to detail, and ability to think outside the box."

"We worked together on a Cloud project. He did an awesome job and discovered very good findings. Also, we had a very good collaboration and discussion about attack vectors and misconfiguration."

"I worked with him on a project and liked his responsibility and way of reporting AWS findings."

"Worked with Shubham in the past. He is a very professional and technically strong person. He is also good in CTF."


Shubham's reaction

"I was in Joy and excited once I saw the notification from Shelby. I also felt grateful for all those who helped me to achieve this. My sincere gratitude goes out to the people who nominated me. I want to thank you for acknowledging my potential and capabilities. I plan to continue to give my best in Cobalt."


How to be successful at Cobalt, according to Shubham

"Keep learning and improving: Be open to feedback and seek further opportunities to develop your skills. Review reports from other pentesters. When I ask myself, "What can I do best?" it helps me answer that question. By staying organized, you'll be able to manage your workload more effectively and meet deadlines and deliverables on time. Ensure that you provide regular updates on your pentests. Despite challenges or setbacks, keep a positive attitude, no matter what happens."

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About Shelby Matthews
Shelby Matthews is a Community Content Associate at Cobalt. She works to empower the Cobalt Core of professional pentesters, by providing them with a platform to produce content and showcase their expertise. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Journalism and uses it to bring the Cobalt Core's stories to life. More By Shelby Matthews