Hi, I'm Bram
Most people call me Bee and I'm a creative problem solver.
My goal is to reduce friction on the web and make useful experiences, to put a spotlight on those deserving, to uplift, and to share.
If you enjoy what I do and want to support me you can buy bee some nectar.
I'm multilingual — I speak Dutch, English, and German.
The rolling "r" in Bram can be hard to pronounce, which led to my nickname (securi)bee.
While I might be most known for my involvement in numerous inclusive communities, and sharing curated lists, I started out as a web developer.
I am currently working at Bugcrowd as the Researcher Experience Manager.
I enjoy building static websites, single page- and universal web applications — focusing on user experience, performance, and security.
I've been responsible for building numerous MVP applications using REST API following the CRUD cycle. These were all build with Ruby on Rails.
Using Bash, Rake, and Node.js I've built automation, bots, and serverless functions.
Figma is my tool of choice for almost all of my design work. Designing a website however, takes place directly in the browser. I've been doing that for a while and with the arrival of TailwindCSS it's gotten even better.
For the last several years, I've been building a lot with Shopify and the Jamstack. Both are a joy to work with, straightforward, without many abstractions.
The "J" in Jamstack has been represented by Vue.js and the framework Nuxt.js, and more recently Eleventy, which you're looking at right now. For the latter I use Alpine.js to sprinkle in behavior as I see fit.
I started doing bug bounties, a year after being introduced to information security, in 2019. During that time I gathered as many bug bounty resources that I could find, surrounded myself with peers and mentors, and took a special interest in recon.
I've since been able to help numerous companies resolve severe vulnerabilities.
What helped my progress tremendously is all of the amazing web security content, creators put out. Being involved in the bug bounty and the Twitch community really emphasized to me that knowledge is meant to be shared.
This prompted me to start sharing more myself. It started with my curated bug bounty Twitter list and has since grown, with the latest addition being the Hive Five security newsletter.
I also became involved in several inclusive communities. This led to me being asked by NahamSec to help build his community, Hacker101, and administrate numerous online conferences.
"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." — Proverb
July 2019 - Present
Inclusive bug bounty community.
Take them by swarm.
July 2020 - May 2021
Hacker101 is a free class for web security.
May 2021 - Present
Diverse and inclusive cybersecurity community.
September 22-26, 2020
the largest virtual live hacking event.
July 31 - August 1, 2020
HackerOne hosted hacker conference.
June 13-14, 2020
Two-day virtual hacking conference.
(Raised funds for Women in CyberSecurity.)
April 4, 2020
Virtual security conference.
(Raised funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser.)
March 12-14, 2020
Bug bounty conference with talks, villages, workshops, and CTF.
(Raised funds for Women in CyberSecurity.)
Things I love
My wife and daughter
Thank you for showing me the importance of the little things in life.
What I love about working with the web is that it's ever-evolving. I enjoy the continuous learning process.
In the last two years I've started to work out and run daily, besides keeping me fit, it helps me clear my mind.
I've always been fascinated by workflows, and to find new ways to compliment or improve my own.
This is a zen moment for me, I wind down and only focus on cooking. I love opening the fridge and making something on the fly.
I love to iterate over a design and distill it to its purest form. Creating products people love through a well-designed experience.
My music of choice is and always has been hip-hop. I appreciate that it's raw and real.
Being part of a community — to build, learn, and share together — is endlessly fulfilling.
I couldn't fit all of them in one picture but they're all bundles of joy.
One of my favorite pastimes is watching martial arts, the UFC in particular.
Enjoy my content?
You can support me in a couple of ways:
Buy me a Coffee or share it with your friends
Select links throughout the site are affiliates. They give me a small kickback, don't cost you anything extra and are always curated.
Sharing what matters in security. Every week I curate the InfoSec news, so you can focus on securing web apps and earning bug bounties.
As a thank you, you'll receive 100+ InfoSec RSS feeds.
Don't bee a stranger
If you want to work together, have a question, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to reach out!
You can find me on Twitter, Discord, and Instagram.