Who We Are

Upstanding Hackers, Inc. is a software research and development agency. We are international experts in digital security with a focus on language security, or LangSec.

 

We are a virtual company, with employees, partners and agents in Europe and North America.  We develop our own security software tools as well as perform R&D for third parties.
Meredith L. Patterson
Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist

Meredith is the intellectual force behind Upstanding Hackers.  The very existence of the discipline of LangSec is due in part to her groundbreaking research.  Her domains of expertise include data mining, music, natural language processing, and formal language theory.  She is also a noted biohacker.

Daniel Hirsch
Founder/Coder/Researcher

TQ does extraordinary things to code.

He is also exceptionally well-versed in planet-scale systems.

A man of very few words, he prefers to let his work speak for him.

Bill Scannell
Operations

Bill takes care of the business-end of things.  A former SIGINT analyst, ex-journalist, and well-known cypherpunk, Bill has been involved with everything from getting coders out of jail to preventing federal overreach to launching a data haven.  He was engaged by the W3C before coming on board.

Security Is Supposed To Be Boring.

WHAT WE DO

We are creating a new scientific and mathematical discipline, “The Science of Insecurity,” to systematically describe and deconstruct programming exploits. The Science of Insecurity aims to remove ambiguity from software coding processes and facilitate the production of secure code.

Project-based R&D

We are scientists and coders at the pinnacle of their profession.  We are brought in –often at short notice– to examine and solve time-sensitive problems.

Software Development

We actively develop and build software tools to make coding more secure.  Hammer is our first publicly-released tool.

PROJECTS

HAMMER
TONGS
SECURE CODING TOOLKIT

ENGAGEMENTS

 

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PRESS

Assignment Editors and Journalists, If there is any way we can help you with a story, please don’t hesitate to contact our media liaison, Bill Scannell.

wjs@upstandinghackers.com

+1-650-787-8708

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