Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals

I'm Troy Hunt, an Australian Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Developer Security. I don't work for Microsoft, but they're kind enough to recognise my community contributions by way of their award programs which I've been a part of since 2011. You'll regularly find me in the press talking about security and even testifying before US Congress on the impact of data breaches.


I'm a Pluralsight author of many top-rating courses on web security and other technologies with more than 30 courses published to date. There's no better way to get up to speed on a topic quickly than through professional training that you can take at your own pace. As both an author and a student, I have nothing but positive things to say about the breadth and quality of Pluralsight courses.

Have I Been Pwned

One of the key projects I'm involved in today is Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), a free service that aggregates data breaches and helps people establish if they've been impacted by malicious activity on the web. As well as being a useful service for the community, HIBP has given me an avenue to ship code that runs at scale on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, one of the best ways we have of standing up services on the web today.

Speaking and Workshops

I regularly speak around the world and run developer-focused security workshops. You'll regularly find me at major technology events and I publish both my upcoming travels and previous speaker scores as soon as they're known.


For fourteen years prior to going fully independent, I worked at Pfizer with the last seven years being responsible for application architecture in the Asia Pacific region. Time spent in a large corporate environment gave me huge exposure to all aspects of technology as well as the diverse cultures my role spanned. Many of the things I teach in post-corporate life are based on these experiences, particularly as a result of working with a large number of outsourcing vendors across the globe. For more corporatey background, there's always my LinkedIn profile.


I'm based on the Gold Coast in Australia (the sunny part of the sunny country!) and can be contacted via the contact page. I'm happy to be emailed about technical queries, press inquiries and certainly any corrections or suggestions for material.