Peter Zatko, also know by the name “Mudge,” currently works for technology giant, Google.
He joined the firm from his program manager role at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Strategic Technologies Office, a position he held since 2010.
While working for the agency, he created the cyber fast track program, where hackers with good security ideas could get funding to work on projects that could help secure Defense Department networks.
Zatko began his career Cambridge, MA.-based computer security firm @Stake, which became part of Symantec in 2002.
He then joined BBN Technologies as a research scientist in 2005.
He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
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