About the Guest
Joe Grand or more commonly known as Kingpin in the hacker community. Apart from being a computer engineer and hardware hacker, he is also the founder of Grand Idea Studio, a product design, development and licensing firm based in the US. Joe specializes in creating, exploring, and manipulating electronic devices. He is a sought after speaker for his work on reverse engineering and hacking embedded systems. Joe was part of L0pht Heavy industries - a famous hacker collective in the 90s. Where he along with other members of L0pht testified before the Congress in the 90s - that they could shut down the entire Internet in 30 minutes. He also appeared on Discovery Channel's show Prototype This!