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Get to know: Bruno Telles, COO and CIO of Bug Hunt

Get to know: Bruno Telles, COO and CIO of Bug Hunt

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On the lighter side of things, we ask Bruno Telles, COO and CIO of Bug Hunt, what makes him tick. 

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?

I believe that there is not only one most memorable achievement, all that I have achieved in my career is important. I always try to connect the dots, that is, I try to believe that I always get one achievement through another.

What made you think of a career in technology first?

From a very early age I had the opportunity to have contact with technology, my father was already working in the area and that attracted my attention a lot, and the interest in information security came at that time as well.

Bruno Telles, COO and CIO of Bug Hunt

What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position?

I always believed that behind the work are real people. I really like to understand aspects of each one, and always provide the integration of teams, promoting teamwork, sharing knowledge and helping to integrate new employees. I believe these are the three pillars needed to achieve a good and more productive work environment.

What do you think is the current hot technology topic of conversation?

Blockchain and physical asset tokenization. I believe that these areas will still grow a lot and are currently a great trend.

How do you deal with stress and relax outside of the office?

I try to play sports and spend time with my family.

If you could go back and change one career decision, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change anything, I’m skeptical that all the paths I’ve taken have brought me to where I am today, and I’m satisfied.

What do you currently identify as the main investment areas in your industry?

Currently, the biggest investments are in the acquisition of solutions and implementation of information security controls and team training.

What are the specific challenges of the region when implementing new technologies in Latin America?

I believe in the culture of the region. We still operate in a market where we seek to match North America and Europe. However, only a small portion of companies are prepared to act as equals.

What changes have you seen in your job role in the last year and how do you think they will develop in the next 12 months?

Faced with the pandemic, without a shadow of a doubt, it was the digitization of companies. With that came some vulnerabilities. We can follow Companies that were scheduling the digitization process for projects that take an average of two years to complete had to do it in an extremely short and fast time. several incidents in the news, such as ransomware, data leaks, among others.

What advice would you give someone aspiring to a C-level position in your industry?

Always try to understand the human factor, behind goals are people, and when these people are understood, goals come quickly.

*Bruno Telles is COO and CIO of Bug Hunt, a Bug Bounty platform that operates in the Brazilian market. The company’s purpose is to democratize access to information security and promote integration between companies and specialists in information security.

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