Pwnie Awards 2017

The 2016 Pwnie Award For Lifetime Achievement


Peiter C. Zatko, one time L0pht frontman and author of fundamental hacking tools including L0phtcrack is a long-time vulnerability research educator and influencer. He is well known for leading L0pht’s 1998 senate testimony about the end of the world as we know it, which ended up with the US Govt trusting this hacker enough to allow him to control DARPA’s cyber security program. Like most security researchers Mudge also did his time at Google, but has since returned to the beltway to help establish a cyber consumer reports magazine service, apparently by request of the White House.