Could you tell us about your background?
I am a security engineer for Visma’s Security Testing Team. I’ve been working with the team for the past three years, and hopefully, many more will come.
My tech story started at the Polytechnic University în Timisoara, Romania, where I graduated with a Computer Science Engineering degree. Some of my job titles throughout the year include: web developer, application support engineer, system administrator and network security engineer. All this experience brought me here, managing the Bug Bounty Program in Visma.
Through this program, we are helping internal teams throughout their Bug Bounty journey, from start to finish. I am also part of the triage team, working on the reports as well. My aim is to successfully combine active communication skills with good technical skills to provide a service that the entire corporation can benefit from.
When working with our hackers, maintaining their engagement is always a challenge, so we try to be fast, be as transparent as possible with our decisions, consistent in our communications and develop all kinds of campaigns to engage them more and more each time; all this earned me the nickname “Mother of hackers”. 🙂
What does a typical workday look like for you?
We get reports from hackers every day, and it’s one of my duties, as mentioned, to work on them. On days when the reports don’t need my full attention, I help my colleagues by sharing knowledge and teaching the new joiners how we work in the Bug Bounty team, explaining the entire process.
My workday also includes presentation sessions with the teams about to join the program, supporting them during the onboarding process since some specific preparations need to be done before they join.
I am also constantly in touch with our partner Intigriti – the platform that provides the infrastructure for this program.
I also try to always come up with ideas to improve the service and attract more and more teams to Bug Bounty.