The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today - 7. The MOAB Hackers

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

Spurred on by apathy--some would say arrogance--of the Mac faithful toward security, a group of hackers decided to document and disclose vulnerabilities in the Apple ecosystem every day throughout the month of January. What followed was the "Month of Apple Bugs," an eye-opening effort that forced Apple's security response team into action and helped speed up the delivery of security updates from Cupertino.

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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