HD Moore, VP, Research and Development

HD contributes to custom-scoped projects for Atredis Partners that include advanced penetration testing, binary analysis, software development, and applied research. In addition to his work at Atredis Partners, HD is a board member at Hack/Secure and an independent advisor for exceptional startups building security solutions. Prior to joining Atredis Partners, HD served as Chief Research Officer at Rapid7, a provider of security data and analytics solutions.


HD has spent the last 20 years hacking into networks, auditing software, writing exploits, developing teams, and building products, with leadership roles at Digital Defense, BreakingPoint Systems, and Rapid7. 

Key Accomplishments

HD is best known as the founder of the Metasploit Project, the foremost open source exploit development framework. Metasploit was acquired by Rapid7 in 2009 and HD built out the commercial Metasploit product line. In addition to his work on Metasploit, HD is a prolific researcher and has been a frequent speaker at security events. For a sampling of his work, please see his website at https://hdm.io/