This Cybersecurity Firm Was Founded During a Tour in Afghanistan

From Air Force pilot to taking down multimillion-dollar online fraud schemes

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Tamer Hassan co-founded global cybersecurity firm White Ops. White Ops

Tamer Hassan was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan (his fourth overall in the Middle East) in the fall of 2012. He was a pilot in the Air Force running search and rescue missions. He slept in a tent next to the helicopters, ready to fly at a moment’s notice.

This story first appeared in the July 27, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@andrewblustein Andrew Blustein is a programmatic reporter at Adweek.