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Lance Cottrell

“Satisfaction is the path to stagnation. While working on open source anonymity tools in the early 1990s, it became obvious that the existing tools had clear and well-understood vulnerabilities, yet they were going unaddressed.

I took it upon myself to architect and implement an entirely new class of email anonymity tools called Mixmaster. By 1995, Mixmaster and other tools were highly effective and widely deployed but actively user hostile to any but the most technical person. I started Anonymizer to provide high-end security, which would be easily accessible to the least technical user.

I relish working closely with customers. Understanding their needs drives the direction of our innovation. Invention should not be about navel gazing, but addressing real needs.

I am constantly driven to solve the next problem, address the next threat, enable the next capability.”

Help Net Security Podcast Highlights Passages Isolated Browser

The security community has finally settled back into their typical routine after last month’s RSA Conference, now armed with piles of conference swag and inspiration from discussions with this year’s crop of innovative thinkers. Between circulating the show floor, briefing analysts, and conversing with industry experts, Ntrepid’s Chief Scientist, Lance Cottrell, had a chance to record a podcast with Help Net Security about the company’s secure virtual browser, Passages..