The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today - 8. Dino Dai Zovi

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

Where the "Month of Apple Bugs" exposed Mac OS X security holes in a theoretical way, New York-based researcher Dino Dai Zovi took it a step further, launching a remote code execution attack against a fully patched MacBook Pro as part of a contest at the CanSecWest security conference. Dai Zovi's attack confirmed for many that malware-delivery attacks against Apple's OS are a reality.

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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