Florent is the Technical Director of Matta Consulting, a boutique security consultancy firm with headquaters in London, UK. He has a master's degree in Real Time and Embedded programming from Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard and a bachelor's degree from Université de Franche-Compté in "Génie des télécommunications et réseaux".
By day, he is raising security awareness; training people and breaking things on request for a select few clients, annoying vendors exposing obvious bugs in popular security products. In 2012, he was awarded a Pwnie Award at Black Hat for exposing the Most Epic Fail of the year. Recently, he has spent his time ensuring that the basics are covered, working on safepass.me an intelligent active directory password filter.
By night, and for over a decade now, he is secretly working on Freenet, a decentralized, peer-to-peer censorship resistant tool allowing to publish and retrieve content anonymously.
Florent can be found in various corners of the web, but should you intend on having a private conversation with him, you should use his GPG key (Primary key fingerprint: DBB7 7338 3BC3 49C9 5203 ED91 EAC5 EBF0 7AA9 C2A3).