Kevin Finisterre is a principal of the security consultancy Digitalmunition and the former Head Of Research and Co-founder of SNOSoft, Inc. aka Secure Network Operations. Kevin's primary focus has been on the dissemination of information relating to the identification and exploitation of software vulnerabilities on various platforms. Apple, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Symantec, and HP are among many vendors that have had problems that were identified by him.
Elias Levy, aka Aleph One, was the moderator of the mailing list Bugtraq from May, 1996 until he stepped down in October, 2001. Through BugTraq, Levy has helped educate countless system administrators, network engineers and developers across the planet, and helped changed the way an entire industry does business in regards to bugs and vendor response.
In addition to his work with Bugtraq, he was also the CTO and co-founder of SecurityFocus, and author of "Smashing The Stack For Fun and Profit"which was published in Phrack Magazine issue #49. "Smashing The Stack" was the first high-quality, step-by-step introduction to stack buffer overflow vulnerabilities and exploitation, sparking numerous attacks and defenses against them.