“The skills developed by gaming could be arguably summarized as practice obsessing over digital problems. I think anyone who has seen both a hacker and a gamer obsessing over something can immediately understand the relationship. That ability to completely lose yourself in the problem is a valuable skill in the industry—partially because of the work ethic that comes from that obsession, and partially because of the comprehensive knowledge that type of person usually has in their domain.”
Deja vu Security Director of Operations Joe Restivo sits down with Deja Co-Founder and CEO Adam Cecchetti to get his take on the history and future of Deja’s organizational culture, especially in the context of a fast-growing company.
“People are going to be trusting us with potentially their life-savings. It’s a precarious case when you’re handling people’s money…There are a lot of potential attack vectors we’re dealing with, so we wanted to make sure we’re covered for most if not all of those risks…Having someone audit [the platform] was pretty key.” -Status COO Nabil Naghdy
“Companies want to work with Deja because they want people who think outside the box and break their stuff...Deja is working on securing some of the largest software platforms in the world. That’s pretty cool.”
“You know it’s good work when you’ve got people challenging you in different areas,” she said. “It shows they have done a thorough analysis. These require some thought from you. An audit that doesn’t challenge, doesn’t provide value.”
Deja vu Security is pursuing talent from outside traditional cybersecurity spaces. Enter Ryan Harasimowicz, who talks about subverting rules as an architect for fifteen years and now as a Security Consultant at Deja.
Deja vu Security CEO Adam Cecchetti spoke on the importance of net neutrality at a press conference led by Washington Senator Maria Cantwell on Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Cecchetti was joined by other Pacific Northwest business leaders, all throwing their weight behind an upcoming congressional push to undo a controversial FCC decision from late 2017.
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