Mehis Hakkaja

CEO, project manager, pentester and reviewer, trainer


Mehis has background in pentest team management since 2001 and is a security practitioner who has viewed IT security from many different viewpoints. Mehis is a U.S. Military Academy, West Point, graduate with a B.Sc. degree in computer science with special interest in cyber warfare. Besides his military background, Mehis has worked as a penetration tester and pentest team leader, security manager for a telecommunications company, has promoted CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Teams) at ENISA (European Networks and Information Security Agency) and has managed information security for a global company. Mehis also has extensive Red Teaming management experience. Current pentest team was started by Mehis in May 2011 at Santa Monica Networks AS and due to its narrow focus in technical security, the business made a spin-off as a separate company, Clarified Security OÜ.