HackerOne announces APAC headquarters in Singapore
By Digital News Asia March 1, 2019
- Helps companies find critical security vulnerabilities fast so they can be safely resolved
- Identified over 100,000 valid vulnerabilities to date; one third found by APAC hackers
HACKERONE, the leading hacker-powered security platform, on Feb 28 announced its expanded presence in Singapore with the opening of its official APAC headquarters.
Founded in 2012 and with over 300,000 hackers in its global community — the largest community of hackers in the world — HackerOne helps companies find their critical security vulnerabilities fast so they can be safely resolved. Through HackerOne hackers have identified over 100,000 valid vulnerabilities to date, one third of which were found by hackers in APAC.
Located in Central Business District at Telok Ayer, the office is a strategic decision to support the company’s momentum and commitment to improving organisations’ security posture in the region, with a focus on government, technology and enterprise customers.
Fortune 500 companies including Alibaba and Hyatt hotels publicly launched programmes on HackerOne recently, and more than 1,200 additional organisations rely on HackerOne to find their critical security weaknesses.
These include The Singapore Ministry of Defence (Mindef), GovTech Singapore, Nintendo, Grab, Zomato, Airbnb, the US Department of Defense, Coinbase, European Commision, Intel, Starbucks, Shopify, Lufthansa, Panasonic Avionics, Qualcomm, Twitter, and Verizon Media (Oath).
As a tech hub at the forefront of global innovation, organisations in Singapore know developing products with security in mind is a priority. The latest contracts and commitment by HackerOne further signal the importance public and private sector entities alike are placing on cyber-security.
“Investing in cyber-security is paramount in protecting our world's most sensitive assets and private data,” said David Zhao, head of HackerOne Enterprise Solutions, APAC, HackerOne.
“Singaporean government agencies and technology companies alike are raising the bar for cyber-security standards across the globe by making training and solutions a priority to protect their customers and citizens.
“Creating a safer internet is one of the most important challenges society is faced with today and we’re thrilled to open our APAC HQ in Singapore to help local and continental organisations deliver on that mission.”