5 critically important security projects

by alex_gaynor

Information security is hard. Really hard. But all too often the face of our failure is not cutting edge research with intricate implementation, but rather trivial buffer overflows, databases with plaintext passwords, or binaries named tacos_and_malware.exe.

'tis a bleak and barren landscape of horrors and awful things untold.

That said, amidst our dystopian present, there are a few critically important projects doing great work to push the needle forward on security, and I'd like a moment in this festive Thanksgiving season to recognize their outstanding work:

Hi, I'm Alex. I'm a software engineer at Mozilla, working on Firefox security. Before that I was a software engineer with the U.S. Digital Service. I'm an avid open source contributor and live in Washington, DC.