Kernelsmith is a senior security researcher and the "FuzzOps" Manager at Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative. When he's not herding cats or managing infrastructure, they let him think he's still analyzing vulnerabilities submitted to the program. He was a pentester in the United States Air Force and a computer security engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL). He holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and an MA in Management of Information Systems as well as a CISSP and RHCSA. Kernelsmith has spoken at DefCon and DerbyCon among others and was previously an external Metasploit developer.