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IOActive Overview

Seattle, WA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
IOActive is the industry’s only research-driven, high-end information security services firm with a proven history of better securing our customers through real-world scenarios created by our security experts. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a ... Read more

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IOActive – Why Work For Us?

IOActive serves as a trusted security advisor to the Global 500 and other progressive enterprises, helping to safeguard their most important assets and improve their overall security posture. We have domain expertise in several vertical industries. We understand the needs of financial institutions are different than the needs of medical device manufacturers. Our industry-specific methodologies and assessments are aligned with our core competencies:

  • Penetration testing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Code review
  • Social engineering
  • Hardware security assessments

Passionate and focused, we do the kind of deep-dive analysis that earns us the opportunity to partner with global leaders in financial services, technology, automotive, energy and utilities, semiconductor, retail, and healthcare.

IOActive maintains operations and clients on six continents and in more than 30 countries worldwide.

There are lots of reasons why you should work for IOActive – but the biggest one is that you’ll work with the best of the best. IOActive is a fast growing, cutting-edge consultancy that blends opportunities for career and personal advancement with a positive and challenging work environment. We seek talented people with broad, robust skill sets from around the world to join our diverse, growing team of consultants.

IOActive values professional development and provides research, training, and speaking opportunities, as well as education and course reimbursement.


IOActive Reviews

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    "Incredible place to grow your career and your skill set."

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    I have been working at IOActive full-time (Less than a year)


    I'm coming up on the completion of my first year at IOActive, and I couldn't be happier. When I started I was inexperienced and quite new to the professional world. I'd worked in a variety of industries and honestly had no idea what to expect from IOActive. I rapidly realized that this was an environment filled with highly intelligent, driven people, who all care about and are good at their jobs. Not only that, but they have been endlessly patient with me, and are always willing to take the time to mentor or show me how to do something new. As I have demonstrated my abilities, I have been recognized, and given increasing responsibilities, all in line with my expressed interests and career goals. If you work hard here, and do a good job, it doesn't go unnoticed.

    This review may seem overly positive, but I have honestly been blown away by this company, and especially my coworkers.


    There is definitely a demanding work load and high level of organization required to succeed here. Being a small company, you must be prepared to take on multiple roles, and to always be flexible in your position. While some may view this as a "con", I also feel that it is an excellent reason to work here.

    You also need to know when to turn off work for the day. I was told early on that there will always be more work than can get done in a day, and that I need to be comfortable with letting some things wait for tomorrow. This has been valuable advice, and quite true.

    Advice to Management

    Please maintain the open communication and availability that has been present for me in my first year. The moments that I get with Jennifer, or other members of senior management, are always very valuable, and teach me something new every time we interact. The recognition, and obvious care for employees goes a long way to make IOActive the healthy work environment that it is.

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IOActive Interviews



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    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at IOActive (West Seattle, WA) in May 2013.


    I heard Chris Valasek speak about car hacking a their IOAsis suite and figured any company cool enough to be leading automobile security research could use a person like me. I sent my resume to their HR team, had three rounds of phone interviews and was flown into their Seattle HQ (which was amazing) for the in-person.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the payload and protocol of the packet of Death the l0pht presented to the US Congress? Who presented it and who did the research behind it?   Answer Question
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