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. Since 2013 I have been running Rapid7 Labs, a research and development group that focuses on internet-scale security research.


You can reach me via email, twitter, linkedin, or irc (hdm@freenode). To encrypt your message, please use PGP key 0x22015B93FA604913.