Ethical Hacking Unleashed: From Young Prodigy to Cybersecurity Visionary

Ethical Hacking Unleashed: From Young Prodigy to Cybersecurity Visionary
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Cybersecurity stands as a crucial and indispensable component in today’s interconnected digital landscape. One individual has managed to carve a unique path that intertwines personal expertise, a commitment to ethical hacking, and a thriving business venture within this realm. Chris Abou-Chabké, a prodigious talent born in Cyprus, encapsulates a journey that spans over decades and continents.

Chris’ journey started in the 1990s at the age of 14, a time when offensive security was in its infancy. Long before the advent of sophisticated tools like Kali Linux, he delved into the world of hacking, exploring the boundaries of what was then a relatively unknown field. His early exploits involved the use of Sub7, a hacking tool developed by Gregory Hanis, showcasing his innate talent and curiosity for the immense power that hacking provided. 

However, as Chris matured, so did his perspective on hacking. Fueled by a desire to use his skills for ethical purposes, he made a conscious decision to steer away from the darker side of hacking, and this marked the beginning of his journey. Chris is the Chief Hacking Officer for BHEH and Co-Founder of 0rcus, alongside up-and-coming tech mogul Nic Adams.

BHEH, short for Black Hat Ethical Hacking, is a testament to Chris’ commitment of harnessing ethical hacking, through an adversarial perspective. Through this venture, he embarked on a global journey of participating in key events, forging connections with industry experts, and establishing partnerships with leading U.S. and European-based governments and companies. The success of BHEH highlighted Chris’ belief that natural-born hackers possess a unique edge in the realm of offensive security, challenging the notion that hacking education should be confined within traditional academic institutions. 

On the other hand, Orcus offers a proactive solution that continuously fixes security gaps, not just the typical off-the-shelf tool. Since this platform is built by elite hackers, their AI-powered infrastructure is equally complimented by their team’s ingenuity to conduct manual testing services. Automated AI-based remediation uses real-time deep reinforcement learning technology to capture the different states of a system, learning the best actions to take by resolving the situation. This allows the creation of custom models which power open-ended workflows that handle complex problems and reduce the burden on operations teams. Some of 0rcus’ most sought-after solutions are Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Automated Security Control Validation. As the forefront contender in the field of Artificial Intelligence Offensive Security (AI OffSec), Orcus is committed to empowering IT security teams to validate their defenses against the latest cyber attacks, autonomously and around-the-clock. Thereby, always prioritizing the most risky security gaps in order to streamline remediation and reduce overall cyber exposure, before hackers can attack.     

The ambitious Orcus team envisions extending its cutting-edge platform to thousands of security professionals and third-party/managed service providers on a global scale. Highlighting the expansive audience and customer base of BHEH, these resources will be swiftly harnessed through Orcus, tapping into a growing list of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for pilot testing of its software platform. 

In conclusion, Chris’ journey from a hacking prodigy to a business leader is a testament to the transformative power of ethical hacking. Through 0rcus, he not only educates but actively contributes to strengthening the cybersecurity posture of organizations and governments worldwide. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, leaders like Chris play a critical role in safeguarding and securing our future. 

Published by: Aly Cinco


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