Developer and Researcher, The Tor Project
Jacob Appelbaum is an accomplished photographer, software hacker and world traveler. Applebaum works as a developer for The Tor Project and trains interested parties globally on how to effectively use and contribute to the Tor network. He is a founding member of the hacklab Noisebridge in San Francisco, where he indulges his interests in magnetics, cryptography and consensus-based governance. He was a driving force in the team behind the creation of the Cold Boot Attacks; winning both the Pwnie for Most Innovative Research and the Usenix Security Best Student Paper award in 2008. Additionally, he was part of the MD5 Collisions Inc. team that created a rogue CA certificate by using a cluster of 200 PlayStations funded by the Swiss taxpayers.