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The Shoulders of InfoSec Project

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Where's the padlock? About the wiki and HTTPS:  Logins are encrypted, but PBWorks is behind the times on HTTPS. I am exploring options for migration to a better platform and am open to suggestions. 




"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"


Most famously attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, this quote reflects the sentiment of this project. All of us in the field of information security stand on the shoulders of giants, this project is dedicated to shining a light on those shoulders- the known and unknown. Initially focusing on early contributors to InfoSec, the project will continue to grow with community support.


Contact email is info[at]shouldersofinfosec.org Please email comments, remembrances, anecdotes, and references to add to the body of knowledge. If you would like to contribute to this project on an ongoing basis, please request membership and help maintain the wiki.


Antivirus Pioneers page


Web Application Security page


References and Resources Page

Featuring references and resources for finding more information on the history of information security.


Rest In Code

A memorial site for those we have lost, primarily in the Hacker communities.



The 414s



Acid Phreak - (Ladopoulos, Elias)

Bob Abbott - (Abbot, Robert P)
Len Adleman - (Adleman, Leonard M)
Jim Anderson - (Anderson, James P)

Ross Anderson - (Anderson, Ross J)

Iván Arce - (Arce, Iván)



Becky Bace - (Bace, Rebecca)

Bob Baldwin - (Baldwin, Robert W)

Henry Beker - (Beker, Henry)

David Bell - (Bell, David Elliott)

Steve Bellovin - (Bellovin, Steve)

John Berti - (Berti, John)

Ken Biba - (Biba, Kenneth J)

Jim Bidzos - (Bidzos, Jim)

Matt Bishop - (Bishop, Matt)

Blanc, François and Joseph (François and Joseph Blanc)

Loyd 'The Mentor' Blankenship - (Blankenship, Loyd)

Eric Bloodaxe (Bloodaxe, Eric)

Sheila Brand - (Brand, Sheila)

Dirk Brezinski - (Brezinski, Dirk)

The Brotherhood

Polly Budenbach - (Budenbach, Mary H)

Blaine Burnham - (Burnham, Blaine)



Jon Callas - (Callas, Jon)

Christopher Campbell - (Campbell, Christopher)

Ann Caracristi - (Caracristi, Ann Z)

Carey Marcus - (Carey J)

René Carmille - (Carmille, René)

Carnegie Mellon Computer Emergency Response Team

Vint Cerf - (Cerf, Vinton)

Chaos Computer Club

Scott Charney - Charney, Scott)

David Chaum - (Chaum, David L)

Bill Cheswick - (Cheswick, William)

Jim Christy - (Christy, James)

Chen Chui - (Chui, Chen)

David Clark - (Clark, David D)

Richard A Clarke - (Clark, Richard A)

Clifford Cocks - (Cocks, Clifford)

William Coffee

Fred Cohen - (Cohen, Fred)

Robert Coles - (Coles, Robert)

Fernando 'Corby' Corbató - (Corbató, Fernando J)

Eric Corley - (Corley, Eric) (aka Emmanuel Goldstein)

Steve Crocker - (Crocker, Stephen D)

James Croke - (Croke, James J)

Cult of the Dead Cow




Data Stream

Joan Daemen - (Daemen, Joan)

Donnelly Ben - (Donnelly, Ben)

Paul Dorey - (Dorey, Paul)

Dorothy Denning - (Denning, Dorothy E)
Whit Diffie - (Diffie, Whitfield)

Agnes Meyer Driscoll



Dan Edwards - (Edwards, Daniel J)

Peter Elias - (Elias, Peter)

James Ellis - (Ellis, James H)

Joe Engressia - (Engressia, Joe) (aka Joybubbles)



Dan Farmer - (Farmer, Dan)

Hilda Faust - (Faust, Hilda)
Horst Feistel - (Feistel, Horst)

Vera Ruth Filby

Hal Finney - (Finney, Hal)

Francesco Vianello - (Vianello, Francesco) "+Fravia"

Elizebeth Friedman - (Friedman, Elizebeth S)

William F Friedman - (Friedman, William F)

Fry Guy



Dan Geer - (Geer, Dan)

Ted Glaser - (Glaser, Edward L)

Terri Gilbert - (Gilbert, Terri)
Virgil Gligor - (Gligor, Virgil D)

Hans Gliss - (Gliss, Hans)

Stephan Gold - (Gold, Stephan)

Rob Graham - (Graham, Robert)

Ross Greenberg - (Greenberg, Ross)

Ron Gula - (Gula, Ron)

Peter Guttman - (Guttman, Peter)



Bill Hancock - (Hancock, William)

Marty Hellman - (Hellman, Martin E)

Kevin Henry - (Henry, Kevin)

Markus Hess - (Hess, Markus)
Harold Highland - (Highland, Harold)

Lance Hoffman - (Hoffman, Lance J)
Jack Holleran - (Holleran, Jack)

Homebrew Computer Club

Grace Hopper - (Hopper, Grace M)

Russ Housley - (Housley, Russ)

Hans Huebner - (Huebner, Hans)



Cynthia Irvine - (Irvine, Cynthia E)



Barnaby Jack - (Jack, Barnaby)

Terence Jackson - (Jackson, Terence)

Michael Jacobs - (Jacobs, Michael)

George Jelen - (Jelen, George F)

Bob Johnston - (Johnston, Robert E)

Anita Jones - (Jones, Anita)

David "Rance" Jones - (Jones, David)

Jack Jones - (Jones, Jack)



Peter Kahl - (Kahl, Peter)

David Kahn - (Kahn, David)

Dan Kaminski - (Kaminski, Dan)

Paul Karger - (Karger, Paul)

Stephen Katz - (Katz, Stephen)

Charlie Kaufman - (Kaufman, Charles)

Harold "Doc" Keen - (Keen, Harold)

David Kennedy - (Kennedy, David)

Stephen Kent - (Kent, Stephen)

Auguste Kerckhoffs - (Kerckhoffs, Auguste)

Gene Kim - (Kim, Gene)

Darren Kitchen - (Kitchen, Darren)

Chris Klaus - (Klaus, Christopher W)

Knight Lightning

Karl Koch - (Koch, Karl)

Paul Kocher - (Kocher, Paul)




David Lacey - (Lacey, David)

Butler Lampson - (Lampson, Butler W)

Susan Landau - (Landau, Susan)

Bill Landreth - (Landreth, William)

Carl Landwehr - (Landwehr, Carl)

Len Lapadula - (LaPadula, Leonard J)

Robert Lee - (Lee, Robert)


Legion of Doom

Karl Levitt - (Levitt, Karl)

Joseph Licklider - (Licklider, Joseph)

Steve Lipner - (Lipner, Steve)

Alan Lycett - (Lycett, Alan)

L0pht Heavy Industries

Mark "Simple Nomad" Loveless - (Loveless, Mark)



Masters of Deception

F Lynn McNulty - (McNulty, F Lynn)

Rich Marshall - (Marshall, Richard)

Nevil Maskelyne - (Maskelyne, Nevil)

Hilda Faust Mathieu

Timothy C May - (May, Timothy C)

Gary McGraw - (McGraw, Gary)
Ralph Merkle - (Merkle, Ralph C)

Juliana Mickwitz - (Mickwitz, Juliana)

St Jude - (Milhon, Jude)

Ken Minihan - (Minihan, Kenneth A)

MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab

Robert Morris - (Morris, Robert)
Robert T Morris - (Morris, Robert T)

Shannon Morse - (Morse, Shannon)

Jeff "Dark Tangent" Moss - (Moss, Jeff)

Mike Murray - (Murray, Michael)
William Hugh Murray - (Murray, William H)



Roger Needham (Needham, Roger M)

Evi Nemeth - (Nemeth, Evi)

Peter Neumann - (Neumann, Peter G)

Grace Nibaldi - (Nibaldi, Grace H)

NMRC - Nomad Mobile Research Centre



Ken Olthoff - (Olthoff, Kenneth G)



Alan Paller - (Paller, Alan)

Donn Parker - (Parker, Donn B)

Charles Pask - (Pask, Charles V)

Neal Patrick - (Patrick, Neal)

Padgett Peterson - (Peterson, Padgett)

The P.H.I.R.M.

Phiber Optik - (Abene, Mark T)

Fred Piper - (Piper, Fred C)

Bruce "GDead" Potter - (Potter, Bruce)

Heidi Potter - (Potter, Heidi)

Kevin Lee Poulsen - (Poulsen, Kevin Lee) "Dark Dante"




Marcus Ranum - (Ranum, Marcus J)

Marian Rejewski - (Rejewski, Marian)

Vincent Rijmen - (Rijmen, Vincent)

Dennis Ritchie - (Ritchie, Dennis)

Ron Rivest - (Rivest, Ronald L)

Lawrence Roberts - (Roberts, Lawrence G)

Martin Roesch - (Roesch, Martin)

Ron Ross - (Ross, Ron)

Jerzy Różycki - (Różycki, Jerzy)



Jerry Saltzer - (Saltzer, Jerry)

Marv Schaeffer - (Schaeffer, Marvin)

Roger Schell - (Schell, Roger)
Robert Schifreen - (Schifreen, Robert)

Howard Schmidt - (Schmidt, Howard A)

Bruce Schneier - (Schneier, Bruce)

Corey Schou - (Schou, Corey)

Mike Schroeder - (Schroeder, Michael)

Gene Schultz - (Schultz, Eugene)

Winn Schwartau - (Schwartau, Winn)

Scorpion - (Stira, Paul)

Charles Sennewald - (Sennewald, Charles)

Adi Shamir - (Shamir, Adi)

Claude Shannon - (Shannon, Claude E)

John Sherwood - (Sherwood, John)

Tsutomu Shimomura - (Shimomura, Tsutomu)

Greg Shipley - (Shipley, Greg)

Peter Shipley - (Shipley, Peter)

Olin Sibert - (Sibert, Olin)

Edward Austin Singh - (Singh, Edward Austin)

Rob Slade - (Slade, Robert)

Brad "The Nurse" Smith - (Smith, Brad)

Martin Smith - (Smith, Martin)

Brian Snow - (Snow, Brian D)

Window Snyder - (Snyder, Mwende Window)

Spaf - (Spafford, Eugene H)
William Stallings - (Stallings, William)

Ray Stanton - (Stanton, Ray)

Cliff Stoll - (Stoll, Clifford P)



Peter Tasker - (Tasker, Peter S)

Richard Thieme - (Thieme, Richard)

Ken Thompson - (Thompson, Ken)

Hal Tipton - (Tipton, Hal)

Walter Tuchman - (Tuchman, Walter)

Alan Turing - (Turing, Alan)







Weitse Venema - (Venema, Weitse)



Steve Walker - (Walker, Steve)

The Warelords

Willis Ware - (Ware, Willis H)

Steffen Weihruch - (Weiruch, Steffen)

Clark Weissman - (Weissman, Clark)

Gordon Welchman - (Welchman, Gordon)

Steffen Wernery - (Wernery, Steffen)

Thomas Whiteside - (Whiteside, Thomas)

Norbert Wiener - (Wiener, Norbert)

Malcolm Williamson - (Williamson, Malcom J)

Gerald Wondra - (Wondra, Gerald)

Charles Cresson Wood - (Wood, Charles Cresson)

Peter Wood - (Wood, Peter)

Steve Wozniak - (Wozniak, Steve) "Oak Toebark"



Herbert Yardley - (Yardley, Herbert)

Youth International Party Line/Technical Assistance Program



Kevin Ziese - (Ziese, Kevin J)

Phil Zimmermann - (Zimmermann, Philip R)

Henryk Zygalski - (Zygalski, Henryk)


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