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HD Moore To Depart Rapid7 For New Venture Capital Gig

Moore plans to continue work on Metasploit Framework.

Metasploit creator and renowned security expert HD Moore says he will leave his post as chief research officer on Jan. 29 for a new venture capital firm that aims to help early-stage security startups.

Moore, who joined Rapid7 six years ago, said in a blog post today that the timing was right for the move. "Late last year, a friend of mine offered me an inspiring opportunity. After some reflection, I realized that the role he described was a natural evolution of my career in this industry," he wrote. 

He plans to continue working on the Metasploit Framework, the open-source penetration testing platform. Rapid7 has grown from just under 100 employees to more than 700 during Moore's tenure, and he called his time there "the best job I have ever had."

"We have surpassed every goal that I set when I joined in 2009. Metasploit is thriving. Our research continues to shine light on exposures both wide and deep," he said, and Rapid7 has made a name for itself in open source development and as an enterprise security brand.

Read Moore's blog announcement here and Dark Reading's 2006 profile piece on Moore here


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1/21/2016 | 1:57:57 PM
Being a Rapid7 product afficionado, its cool to see the creator of a tool such as metasploit expanding their expertise.Are there any other details regarding what his new responsibilities will be?
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