A tinkerer of many things software, Steve has been writing code since his early teens. He was first drawn to security (and subsequently privacy)by watching a peer perform an SQL injection on one of his first large projects at age 14. Later, Steve received his Bachelors in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and has since worked for Microsoft, Cray, and HPE. He is currently a researcher at HLRS in Stuttgart, Germany. He has also served as an expert witness and written proof-of-concept code for a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.