Kim Crawley is a thought leader in cybersecurity, from pentesting to defensive security, and from policy to cyber threat research. For nearly a decade, she has contributed her research and writing to the official corporate blogs of AT&T Cybersecurity, BlackBerry, Venafi, Sophos, CloudDefense, and many others. She has been an internal employee of both Hack The Box and IOActive, a leading cybersecurity research firm.
With the hacker mindset, she hacked her way into various information security subject matters. She co-authored one of the most popular guides to pentester careers on Amazon, The Pentester Blueprint, with Philip Wylie for Wiley Tech. She wrote an introductory guide to cybersecurity for business, 8 Steps to Better Security, which was also published by Wiley Tech. She also wrote Hacker Culture: A to Z for O’Reilly Media.
To demonstrate her knowledge of cybersecurity operations, she passed her CISSP exam in 2023. In her spare time, she loves playing Japanese RPGs and engaging in social justice advocacy. She’s always open to new writing, research, and security practitioner opportunities.