Peter Kacherginsky (iphelix) is the author of The Sprawl project and all of its original content. I reside in San Francisco, CA. You can usually find me at local hacker/security meetings and con fere nces.

I have graduated from San Francisco State University in 2007 with a Master degree in Computer Science. My graduate thesis was in Systems Security Evaluation Using Logic Scoring of Preference (LSP) Method. In summary, the work created a flexible model and tools to evaluate and compare different systems based on their security characteristics.

Professionally, I have been employed at a large financial institution since 2007 first acting as an incident responder/malware analyst and later moving to penetration testing/reverse engineering roles. It is truly amazing (...and sometimes bewildering) to have both your hobby and career so closely linked together.

Most of my free time goes to security research and development. Over the years I had great times hanging out with smart and unique individuals as well as messing with wireless, search engines, traffic analysis, tor, password cracking and other fun subjects. Currently, I am slowly losing sanity studying exploit development and reverse engineering ;-)

Other than security research, I enjoy Krav Maga system, urban exploration, photography and endless philosophising about law, politics, history and everything in between.

Best way to contact me is by email: iphelix-at-thesprawl-dot-org.