cDc member since May 1996 and a member of L0pht.
Also the leader of the cDc Ninja Strike Force.
Works/ed for L0pht Heavy Industries which later became @stake inc. developing many tools such as the windows password cracker L0pht Crack, and Antisniff software.
He has also worked for BBN Technologies Inc. who created ARPANET for the U.S. military/government.
Chris Wysopal (also known as Weld Pond) was a member of the high profile hacker think tank, the L0pht.
Weld Pond earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems & Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Weld Pond was the seventh member to join the L0pht. His projects there included L0phtCrack and Netcat for Windows. He was also webmaster/graphic designer for the L0pht's web site, and for Hacker News Network (the first hacker blog). He researched and published security advisories on vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Lotus Domino, Microsoft IIS, and ColdFusion. Weld was one of the seven L0pht members who testified before a Senate committee in 1998 that they could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes. When L0pht was acquired by @stake in 1999, he became the manager of @stake's Research Group and later became @stake's Vice President of Research and Development. In 2004, when @stake was acquired by Symantec, he became its Director of Development.
Weld was instrumental in developing industry guidelines for disclosing a software security vulnerability responsibly. He was a contributor to the first vulnerability disclosure policy, RFPolicy. In 2002, along with Steve Christey of MITRE, he proposed an IETF RFC titled "Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure Process". The process was eventually rejected by the IETF as not within their purview. However, the process did become the foundation for Organization for Internet Safety, an industry group bringing together software vendors and security researchers, of which Weld Pond was a founder. In 2003 he testified before a United States House of Representatives subcommittee on the topic of vulnerability research and disclosure.
In 2001, he founded the non-profit, full disclosure mailing list, VulnWatch, for which he is a moderator.
He is presently the co-founder and CTO of Veracode, a spin-off from Symantec.
In April 2008 he married Debra Kavaler, who works in New York real estate.
In 2008, Chris was recognized for his achievements in the IT industry by being named one of the 100 Most Influential People in IT by eWeek and selected as one of the InfoWorld CTO 25.
Dildog is now the co-founder and chief scientist of Veracode. He is the main patent holder for Veracode, based in Burlington, Mass. He worked at L0pht Heavy Industries and then at the company @Stake (later bought by Symantec). While at @stake he looked for security weaknesses in software and led the development of Smart Risk Analyzer (SRA). He co-authored the best-selling Windows password auditing tool @stake LC (L0phtCrack) and the AntiSniff network intrusion detection system.
He is also a member of Cult of the Dead Cow and its Ninja Strike Force. Formerly, he was a member of L0pht and subsequent employee of @stake and Symantec, where he was responsible for many security advisories.
DilDog is best known as the author of the original code for Back Orifice 2000, an open source remote administration tool. He is also well known as the author of "The Tao of Windows Buffer Overflow."
One of the co-founders of the hacker group l0pht.
One of the founding members of L0pht and the only member to be a part of the group throughout it's existance until merging with @stake in January 2000.
One of the founding members of L0pht and a member of cDc.
One of the founding members of L0pht and a member of cDc
One of the founding members of L0pht.
Joined L0pht shortly after it's inception and remained a member even after it's merger with @stake until being fired on June 30th, 2000. Also ran the Hacker News Network during his time in L0pht. He has also appeared on such TV shows as News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN Nightly News, ABC News Online with Sam Donaldson, and others.