Over the last several years, as the threat landscape has continually evolved, the severity and sheer volume of security vulnerabilities and attacks has accelerated dramatically, causing the tech industry across the world to look for new ways to prevent crippling cyber attacks. In an effort to outthink and outmaneuver attackers, organizations have begun creating offensive security research teams. One well-known team in the industry is Google’s Project Zero.

Created back in 2014, its primary purpose was to make computing more secure by proactively rooting out vulnerabilities and flaws that could be exploited by hackers and nation states. Since then, the field has blossomed with organizations like Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Amazon, Oracle and others investing in offensive security research.

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