The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today - 10. HD Moore, Metasploit

By Ryan Naraine  |  Posted 2008-02-12 Print this article Print

A rock star in hacker circles, HD Moore continues to push the vulnerability research envelope with his free Metasploit exploit development and penetration testing framework. The freely available point-and-click hacking tool is constantly refreshed to keep pace with security research, and now includes built-in support for breaking into Apple's iPhone, full support for the Windows platform (including GUI) and more than 450 modules and about 265 remote exploits.

It's never easy to come up with a definitive list of IT professionals with the most influence on the way we secure desktops, networks and mobile devices. And limiting the list to 15 hackers is a near-impossible task, but, in my mind, these are the folks who stand out today as stirring the imagination and forcing us to rethink our approach to security in an always-on world.

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