PME Industry Seminar Series - Dr. Ning Wang

Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ERC 161
Dr. Ning Wang, CEO of Offensive Security
Title: From a Physics Ph.D. to CEO of Offensive Security - My Career Journey from Academia to Business

Ning Wang is the CEO of Offensive Security, the provider of the world-class cybersecurity training and certifications with the industry gold standard OSCP and the widely used Kali Linux. Ning will share her experience and career journey on how she transitioned from completing her Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley to a postdoc at Caltech and to management consulting at McKinsey & Co. Ning worked at several startup companies as CFO/CTO/COO at, now LinkedIn Learning, and as CFO/COO at HackerOne, the world’s leading bug bounty platform, before becoming CEO at OffSec.

Bio: Ning Wang is the CEO of Offensive Security, the leading cybersecurity training and certification company behind the industry gold standard OSCP certification and the open-source Kali Linux operating system. Ning is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience running fast-growing technology and online training businesses. Prior to Offensive Security, Ning was CFO/COO of HackerOne, the world’s leading hacker-powered security platform used by all leading technology firms and the US Department of Defense. Ning served as CFO/CTO/COO of, which LinkedIn acquired for $1.5B. Ning also served as CTO/COO/CFO of four other technology and e-commerce companies. Ning worked at McKinsey & Company, has a Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley, and a BS in physics from Peking University. She won the Rising Stars award from SC Media in 2019 as CEO of Offensive Security and was recently featured in Forbes magazine.
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