The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today - 11. Dave Aitel, Immunity

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

Founder of the widely read Daily Dave mailing list and a skilled hacker in his own right, Dave Aitel's delivery of proof-of-concepts and exploits in the commercial CANVAS attack tool go a long way toward helping businesses and IDS (intrusion detection system) vendors determine risk from known--and unknown--vulnerabilities.

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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