Greg Hoglund

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Greg Hoglund is the founder of HBGary Federal who brought on Aaron Barr to serve as CEO of that firm, which was established by HBGary to pursue classified government work. His wife, Penny, is president of HBGary itself, allowing the company to list itself as a female-owned business when seeking federal contracts; Hoglund himself helped oversee both firms, serving as CEO of HBGary. Hoglund came into national focus in February 2011 when Anonymous broke into the servers shared by both companies and released 71,000 company e-mails.

Background as provided by firm

• Chief architect of commercial cyber security software products:

• Digital DNA, Responder and Recon

• Created and documented first Windows kernel rootkit

• Pioneered new technologies to automatically reverse engineer software binaries from within computer memory

• Developed technologies to automatically harvest malware behaviors during execution.

• Published numerous significant works in cyber security field, including:

• Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel; Exploiting Software: How to Break Code; An Exercise in Advanced Rootkit Design; Runtime Decompilation; Exploiting Parsing Vulnerabilities; Kernel Mode Rootkits; A *REAL* NT Rootkit, Patching the NT Kernel. Founder and CTO of Cenzic (Dates)

• Developed Hailstorm, a software fault injection test tool


Exploiting Online Games: Virtual World Security: A talk given by Greg Hoglund

Conversation with Greg Hoglund, co-author of Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems, and many other best selling Software Security titles


According to Greg Hoglund, ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is a "fucking hero". After reading an article on about Prince's double life as a CIA agent, Hoglund felt suffiiently motivated to summarize his opinion in a mail to HBGary employee Rich Cummings entitled "fucking dicks".