Biography Study | Troy Adam Hunt

Author: Eghosa Agbonkina

Troy Adam Hunt is an Australian web security consultant known for public education and outreach on security topics. He created and operates Have I Been Pwned?, a data breach search website that allows users to see if their personal information has been compromised. He has also authored several popular security-related courses on Pluralsight, and regularly presents keynotes and workshops on security topics. He created ASafaWeb, a tool that formerly performed automated security analysis on ASP.NET websites.

Hunt is known for his efforts in security education for computer and IT professionals. He has created several dozen courses on Pluralsight, an online education and training website for computer and creative professionals. He is one of the primary course authors for Pluralsight’s Ethical Hacking path, a collection of courses designed for the Certified Ethical Hacker certification.

Additionally, Hunt works in education by speaking at technology conferences and running workshops. His primary workshop, titled Hack Yourself First, aims to teach software developers with little security background how to defend their applications by looking at them from an attacker’s perspective.

Troy’s awards and achievements
2011–present: Microsoft MVP for Developer Security.
2016–present: Microsoft Regional Director.
2018: AusCERT’s Individual Excellence in Information Security award.
2018: Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog, The European Security Blogger Award.