HD Moore

IRL Name: 
HD Moore

H D Moore (born 1981) is a security researcher who has been active on internet mailing lists since 1998. H D Moore works as the Director of Security Research for BreakingPoint Systems, where he focuses on the security testing features of the BreakingPoint product line. Prior to joining BreakingPoint, HD co-founded Digital Defense, a managed security services firm, where he developed the vulnerability assessment platform and led the security research team.


Moore founded the Metasploit Project in July 2003 with goal of providing useful information to people who perform penetration testing, IDS signature development, and exploit research.

Moore helped create the concept of the Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) and participated in the original design of OSVDB.


Created Metasploit because he couldn't afford CANVAS from ImmunitySec