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Cobalt is a company that provides a Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform. It connects human penetration testers with companies looking to test the robustness of their software. Cobalt's features include vulnerability reports, integrated messaging, constant evaluation, smart filtering, push notifications, GitHub + JIRA integration, activity monitoring, and more.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Jun 2021)306(+4%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Cobalt

Jacob Hansen

Jacob Hansen

Co-Founder & CEO
Esben Friis Jensen

Esben Friis Jensen

Co-Founder & Advisor
Caroline Wong

Caroline Wong

Chief Strategy Officer
Jakob Storm

Jakob Storm

Co-Founder & Distinguished Product Manager
Christian Hansen

Christian Hansen

Co-Founder & Distinguished Engineer
Georgi Staykov

Georgi Staykov

VP of Engineering
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Cobalt Office Locations

Cobalt has offices in San Francisco, Boston and Berlin
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
575 Market St , 4th Floor
Boston, MA, US
200 Portland St
Berlin, DE
Friedrichstraße 68
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Cobalt Financials and Metrics

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Cobalt total Funding

$37 m

Cobalt latest funding size

$29 m

Time since last funding

10 months ago

Cobalt investors

Cobalt's latest funding round in August 2020 was reported to be $29 m. In total, Cobalt has raised $37 m
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Cobalt Operating Metrics

Aug, 2020

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Cobalt Cybersecurity Score

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Cobalt Blogs

Getting started with Android Application Security

Android Application SecuritySecurity has always been a major concern for businesses, and this concern is even greater when it comes to mobile applications. Today, almost every leading brand or product has a mobile app to connect with their customers more easily.More users than ever, rely on mobile a…

Pentester Diaries Ep5: Understanding Severity Ratings

Welcome back to Pentester Diaries, a podcast series that aims to take off the hacker hoodie and have a real conversation about this growing profession.Pentester Diaries Ep5: Understanding Severity RatingsIn this episode, Jon Helmus talks with Joan Bono, a long-time Cobalt Core pentester. They will t…

Pentester Diaries Ep4: Beyond Security Hygiene

Welcome back to Pentester Diaries, a podcast series that aims to take off the hacker hoodie and have a real conversation about this growing profession.Ep4: Jon Helmus and Shashank Dixit talk about Beyond Security Hygiene.In this episode, Jon Helmus talks with Shashank Dixit, a long-time cybersecurit…

Pentest Workflow — Leveraging Community-Powered Tools

Pentest Workflow — Leveraging Community-Powered ToolsAs a pentester, I like to look for ways to leverage automation so I can focus my efforts on bugs that are hard to identify using automation. Things that only humans can find. Typically, during a pentest engagement, the pentester has a limited time…

Pentester Spotlight: Martina Matarí

Martina Matarí joined the Cobalt Core, our highly-experienced, geographically diverse community of pentesters, in 2020. She is one of the 270+ pentester worldwide who has helped Cobalt secure over 3000 assets.We had a chance to hear from him to learn more about his pentester origin story and what he…

Anatomy of the Session Management Tests

Note: This article has been created in light of the OWASP standards and descriptions.IntroductionOWASP defines Session Management as follows:One of the core components of any web-based application or stateful API is the mechanism by which it controls and maintains the state for a user or device inte…
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Cobalt Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Cobalt founded?

    Cobalt was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Cobalt key executives?

    Cobalt's key executives are Jacob Hansen, Esben Friis Jensen and Caroline Wong.

  • How many employees does Cobalt have?

    Cobalt has 306 employees.

  • Who are Cobalt competitors?

    Competitors of Cobalt include HackerOne, Netsparker and Attivo Networks.

  • Where is Cobalt headquarters?

    Cobalt headquarters is located at 575 Market St , 4th Floor, San Francisco.

  • Where are Cobalt offices?

    Cobalt has offices in San Francisco, Boston and Berlin.

  • How many offices does Cobalt have?

    Cobalt has 3 offices.