Matt (jaku) Jakubowski

Hacker and Director in Chicago, Illinois

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With more than 10 years of information security experience, Jaku is the Director of Hackers and Hunters at Uptake.

Jaku is world renowned for his security research in multiple areas. His research in the past has included but is not limited to, Cellular\Wireless Communitcations, Hotel Security, Internet of Things and many more. Jaku is constantly looking for the next new insecure thing to hack.

Jaku and his research has been featured by media including: Wired, Network World, The Washington Post, eWeek, PC World, CNET, Computerworld, CNN, Gizmodo, NPR & Forbes. In addition, he has provided talks on his reasearch to both public (SHMOOCON, THOTCON) & private (United States Secret Service) audiences.

In 2010, Trustwave-SpiderLabs (Spiders are Fun), named Jaku "World's Number #1 Hacker". This title has been unchallenged for 6+ years.

Jaku is a co-creator of THOTCON (a hacking conference held in Chicago each year).

Jaku is also a partnered Twitch streamer over at

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