Like many self-made entrepreneurs, Aura boss Andy Prow may have questioned if he had the confidence or the personality to run his own business. However, there was always a ‘fire in his belly’ and a core motivation to do his own thing away from the corporate world, and more significantly he had a mission to change things.
The breakthrough came in 2006 when Prow’s development company worked on an information security project. Two years later, it flipped from writing software to penetration testing. In effect, companies paid Aura to hack their computer systems to find and fix vulnerabilities before criminals could break in.