In 1992 completed my degree in Electronics, Communications, and Computer Systems
and went on to work on a PhD based on
the internet control of a Robotic Telescope.
Initially using an interactive gopher server, but switching to the NCSA web server
in October 1993, and then Apache after joining the core development team in April
In 1997 founded C2Net Europe, designing and
developing Stronghold, a secure
web server based on Apache, and building up a small team as Managing Director. Contributed
to various open source projects including mod_ssl and became
a founding member of the OpenSSL project.
In 2000 C2Net merged with Red Hat and I founded the Product Security
team. I'm an editorial board member of the Mitre CVE project (since 2002), a
founding member of the Apache Software Foundation, and chair of the
ASF Security Team (since 2006).
I'm an Open Source evangelist and Maker, working at
Red Hat to
improve software security.