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Pentester Stories

Cybersecurity Certifications, how much do they really matter?

Cybersecurity certifications can benefit individuals with 1-4 years of experience when looking for new job opportunities. Certifications alone don't necessarily make someone a good pentester and should be considered in conjunction with professional experience.
Feb 1, 2023
Est Read Time: 3 min

Pentester Spotlight: Ayubali Beleri

Our first Pentester Spotlight of the year features Core Pentester Ayubali Beleri. Beleri is celebrating his one-year mark with Cobalt and came from a developer background. Learn more about Beleri in his Pentester Spotlight.
Jan 30, 2023
Est Read Time: 2 min

Then & Now: Harsh Bothra

Core Pentester Harsh Bothra joined Cobalt a little over two years ago. Since then, he has become a Pentest Lead and worked on endless engagements. He takes this time to reflect on how things have changed since his first test.
Jan 19, 2023
Est Read Time: 3 min

2023 Q1 Pentester of the Quarter: Sanyam Chawla

Congratulations to Sanyam Chawla for winning the Pentester of the Quarter Award for Q1. Sanyam was nominated by his peers due to being a great teammate and leader in the Core.
Jan 6, 2023
Est Read Time: 3 min

2022 Pentester Spotlight Recaps

With 2023 just around the corner, we wanted to reflect on our Pentester Spotlights from this year. Our Pentester Spotlight series is focused on highlighting the Cobalt Core Pentesters and putting a face to their work
Dec 30, 2022
Est Read Time: 3 min

Pentester Spotlight: Saad Nasir

Saad Nasir has been a member of the Cobalt Core for a little over six months. He has contributed to Cobalt's content pieces and was recently featured on the Hacker Corner podcast.
Dec 28, 2022
Est Read Time: 3 min

6 Things Cobalt Core Pentesters Learned in 2022

Happy 12 Days of Ptaas! On the 6th day of PtaaS, Cobalt gave to me six things that Core Pentesters learned this year. From technical to soft skills, check out what they had to say.
Dec 8, 2022
Est Read Time: 3 min

Then & Now: Sagar Parmar

Sagar Parmar has been a Cobalt Core Pentester for almost six years. He learned about Cobalt through another Core Pentester and loves how PtaaS has worked compared to bug bounty programs.
Dec 6, 2022
Est Read Time: 3 min

Pentester Spotlight: Razvan Ionescu, Romania's 3rd GIAC Security Expert

Razvan Ionescu has been pentesting with the Cobalt Core since 2018. He recently became a GIAC Security Expert, Romania's third. Read more about Razvan in his Pentester Spotlight.
Nov 30, 2022
Est Read Time: 6 min
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