My name is HD Moore, I live and work in Austin, Texas. My career has been focused on offensive network security with roles spanning security consulting, product development, and security research. In the past I have hired and managed teams of penetration testers, software engineers, and security researchers. I enjoy making things, breaking things, and making things that break things.
I am the founder of the Metasploit Project and have been actively working on the Metasploit Framework since 2003. After the Rapid7 acquisition in 2009, I hired the engineering team, opened the Austin office, and managed the development process for the Metasploit Pro product line until 2013.
My current role is chief research officer at Rapid7. I am responsible for delivering research into real world threats and providing guidance on how to address them. In this role, I also drive technical innovation across the Rapid7’s products and services, applying company technology to current and future threats, as well as heading the development of experimental prototypes and free tools.