John Draper

An original member of the now famous Homebrew Computer Club where he designed his own computers and helped create the "blue box" tone generator, John Draper (aka Captain Crunch) has over 30 years of programming and security expertise. One of the first security pioneers, John developed his interest while learning how to penetrate phone networks. He became the 13th employee of Apple Computers, designing telephone interface boards and developing both hardware and software for the Apple II. A cofounder of ShopIP, John now performs security audits and is an architect of the CrunchBox firewall/IPS system. He also does database, Python, and secure GUI programming for SpamCruncher and CrunchBox.