Robert Hansen

Robert Hansen

CTO - Bit Discovery

Upcoming Sessions:

Negative SEO – the dark arts part II

November 5, 2018 - Track no:


Robert Hansen became the CTO of Bit Discovery after his company OutsideIntel was acquired. Mr. Hansen has worked for Digital Island, Exodus Communications and Cable & Wireless beginning as a Sr. Security Architect and eventually leading managed security services product management. He also worked at eBay as a Sr. Global Product Manager of Trust and Safety, focusing on anti-phishing, anti-malware and anti-virus. Later he was the VP of Labs for Whitehat Security. Robert currently sits on the technical advisory board of and contributes to the security strategy of several startup companies as a virtual CISO and Innovation Officer. Mr. Hansen ran the web application security lab at ha.ckers.org, and authored/co-authored several books.

Speaker Interview

This snippet is taken from Robert Hansen’s interview with UnGagged prior to his session at UnGagged Las Vegas 2016:

UnGagged: Tell us a bit about your background and how you got started in SEO.

Robert Hansen: I’ve been working in computer security for well over 20 years. Along the way I got involved with affiliates (building and running early affiliate programs), SEO (specifically as it relates to hacking sites to get links) and SEM (as the 11th employee at ValueClick).  Over the years, I’ve cultivated a lot of knowledge about the technical aspects of SEO and online marketing as a whole.  These days I run a site called smartphoneexec.com where I discuss how to move from a laptop to smartphone, which has got me far more into influencer programs.

For the full interview visit: Negative SEO: Interview with Robert Hansen


Why UnGagged loves them:

This is Robert Hansen’s second run out at UnGagged and was referred to us as one the greatest hackers on the planet and you may know him as RSnake. Robert has been in computer security for more than 20 years and his passion is breaking web technologies to make them better. This will be a real treat to have Robert share his considerable knowledge and skill behind closed doors in November.